soul and purpose

"Through my paintings I hope to communicate a personal enthusiasm and respect for the natural world, thus encourage in others an active stewardship of same." -- JEANNE ILLENYE

antique vintage sterling silver spoons featuring Lily & Orange Blossom

4x4 inches / oil on panel
A smaller version of silver spoons which is shown in a later post, here featuring "Lily" and "Orange Blossom"


patricia cotterill said...

Jeanne, What a beautiful painting. I just discovered you on the daily painters blog. It always amazes me the subject matter people choose. I wish I had the same vision.


Thank you SO much, Patricia! In the past I'd only painted classical fruit and flowers, but since selling online for three years now, I've been inspired to introduce a new flair to my work by delving into some other subjects which I've found endlessly entertaining to paint! It's been a delightful challenge to incorporate what I consider to be classical pieces such as these Victorian spoons, into a contemporary format. Jeanne

Gary Keimig said...

very nice work. Loved the bird nest on last post too.


Thank you SO much, Gary! This clutch of mellow silver spoons looked so irresistible when I placed them down that I just had to grab a photo of them for this painting. You'll see the painting over my desk as well as my camera and me in the reflections! Thank you, too, for your lovely comments about my Robin's nest in the previous post. Nests almost seem magical with their intricately woven details. Such a joy to paint! Jeanne

click image

I was published in Visual Language Magazine


Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where others see nothing.

names of colors A-Z