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"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

cheerful cherries in blue & white bowl, still life painting

 Cheerful Cherries
6x6 inches / oil on panel
SOLD

8 comments:

Susan Roux said...

Congratulations!
I just awarded you the Sunshine Bloggers Award!
Please come to my site to receive it.

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, Susan! How delightful to be recognized for bringing a little sunshine into someone's life through my paintings! Thank you, Jeanne

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Jeanne,
this oil generates a lot of exitement. I love the battle between the reds and greens, supported by a cool blue bowl!

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you so much, Mariano! I wanted to give the cherries a brightness where the light projected a luminosity within. The green helps that process of course, and the blue offers a cooler balance in support of the main subject as you so keenly observed! Jeanne

Linda said...

Your paintings are beautiful! I have to agree with Mariano. The reds in the cherries give depth and form and the greens - wow! Just lovely. I'm looking forward to visiting your blog again and again!

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, Linda! My study of the Dutch masters' works was a partial inspiration for this painting. So often their cherries and other berries seemed to almost glow in the light, which I tried to achieve here. I'm so glad you found my blog. Thanks, Jeanne

Celeste Bergin said...

I love the composition and the color!

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, Celeste! The composition and color together are what define this particular painting. I wanted to make a bold statement with color so the composition needed to be up to it! Thank you for your lovely comments. Jeanne

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