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

sterling silver spoon morning glories

5x7 inches / oil on canvas panel


Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

This series of silver spoon paintings are so elegant.
Beautifully done!


Thank you SO much, Irit! After beginning this series a few years ago based on my own collection, I've found it a very humbling experience to attempt to portray such intricacies of the silversmith's art. I truly appreciate your lovely comments about my recently offered silver series paintings. Jeanne

Anonymous said...

As a silver collector myself, I love seeing your antique pieces on canvas. You do a superb job. I read about your 2010 objectives and will eagerly await your endeavors. The pink series is also one of my favorites - especially peonies.



Thank you SO much, Sue! How delightful that you, too, are a silver collector. I treasure each and every piece as they are individual works of art. Like you, I also adore Peonies and have several shrubs in my garden, but no matter how many I have it seems I always wish for more! Maybe that's because our season is quite short. Hence my slogan, "Capturing Nature's Transient Beauty". Thank you again, Jeanne

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Hey dear Jeanne,
Happy Birthday to you many more years with lots of happy days. I love your story not just your paintings.


Thank you SO much, Irit! I can't believe how I mixed up the years, but better that way and to be happily surprised than the other way! LOL Jeanne

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