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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

daily painting sliced plums on wood block oil on panel

Sliced Plums
5x5 inches / oil on panel
This month's theme was to use purple and yellow.  As I only use the primaries plus white anyway, I could've painted ANY color in the spectrum as always.  However, I interpreted the theme to be more restrictive and therefore mixed purple (French Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Red) and kept it as such.  My immediate decision was to mute the yellow (Cadmium Yellow) into an ochre (yellow+purple) and work from there.


vickiandrandyrossart said...

Well, one minute you say you are running late on this month's challenge, then what seemed like the next email from you had a finished painting! I love it!


Thank you SO much, Vicki! Well, true, I was running late because I wanted to do either an Iris or Pansies but didn't have time as they'd both require a few days. Sooo...luckily, I had this little Plum painting already begun in a light underpainting stage so simply completed it in our theme colors! (Whew!) What luck! This was really a fun project and everyone's work is really wonderful, as usual! Thank you! :o) Jeanne

Jonathan said...

Beautiful painting!


Thank you SO much, Jonathan! This one, like my recent "Sliced Pear" is definitely leaning toward the contemporary style. I love the stark, clean look of it which is what I wanted to try for a long time. Thank you for your comment! Jeanne

Jonathan said...

Yea it is clean and the contrast is great as well. Very successful painting Jeanne!


Thank you SO much, Jonathan! :o)

suzanneberry said...

Wow, Jeanne, if you just whipped this puppy up at the last minute I'm stunned! It's just beautiful!


Thank you SO much Suz! Well, this was sort of a quickie as I'd had the underpainting done already and just pulled it out to quickly finish it for the monthly challenge. I had originally wanted to do flowers but ran out of time and luckily I had this close to being done! :o) Jeanne

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