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

Simplicity Rose, blushing soft pink with morning dew, botanical still life oil painting

"Simplicity Rose"
4x4 inches / oil on panel
Nearly white with just a hint of pink, this single blushing rose known as "Simplicity" is gently kissed with dew.


Katherine Thomas said...

There is so much beauty on this website! I'm glad I found it!


Thank you SO much, Katherine! Beauty is what I attempt to portray in all my subjects which of course is made easier by Nature's perfection. After a public trend toward the contrary, it's so wonderful to know that beauty on many levels, is once again becoming popular! Afterall, it is embedded in the psyche of all living things so I'd always known it would prevail. Thank you again for your delightful comments! Jeanne

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IS VERY GOOD..............................


Thank you so much! The "Simplicity" rose is so beautiful with it's tinge of muted pink almost as if it's shyly blushing! Jeanne

The Rose Lady said...

Your still lifes are very beautiful! I especially like the one with the roses and lillies, as well as all the floral ones! You have such talent! If you need rose images for inspiration, please visit my site, where you will find plenty of pictures! Thanks for a great site!


Thank you SO much, Carol. I adore all flowers but have a special fondness for roses, in particular the old fashioned China and English roses with their voluptuous blossoms and heady fragrance. Tea roses are fabulous, but my heart belongs to the old fashioned varieties. I'll be sure to visit your site for more inspiration since my rose garden is actually a small border of rather immature plants which have thus far withstood consumption by rabbits and deer thanks to an underplanting of woody herbs. Thank you for your lovely comments! Jeanne


P.S. -- Oh, Carol, I'm jealous! :o)

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