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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

pink hollyhocks nothin' but pink series little gems

Pink Hollyhocks
5x5 inches / oil on panel


Bonnie Heather said...

Jeanne, this painting is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it. You are so talented.


Thank you SO much, Bonnie! Hollyhocks are one of my favorite garden flowers, particularly the old fashioned variety pictured here. They come in an array of colors, so keep checking to see a few more variations soon! Thank you for your lovely comments. Jeanne

Marie Fox said...

Jeanne - an amazing painting. So precise yet having a wonderfully soft overall texture so perfect for your subject matter. I enjoy the abstraction of this painting, and it's sense of being large in spite of its tiny size. Marie


Thank you SO much, Marie! What a wonderful observation. For years I'd noticed a lovely tension when cropping the compositions of my larger more elaborate paintings and this Little Gem was actually inspired by such a process. The hollyhocks are a perennial favorite, no pun intended! Jeanne

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