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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

sliced green pear oil painting bruised fruit contemporary realism wood block juice dripping

SIngle Sliced Pear / 8x8 inches / oil on canvas panel
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There's something so irresistible about the voluptuous shapes of pears. While I typically don't interrupt that form as it is sheer perfection, I chose to provide a peek inside to reveal it's exquisite beauty within. The droplet delightfully repeats the subject's form, completing the classical lines of composition employing the concept of the "Hogarth Curve" even in a contemporary painting such as this.  My classical training is always evident if one studies my work in detail. 

2 comments:

Caroline Bray Art said...

This is absolutely beautiful. The drop of juice is inspired and really connects the pear and the wood. Lovely, lovely, LOVELY.

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, Caroline! When I design a painting from memory, as this one, I simply begin painting and let the mood take me away. Upon completion of the wood block and pear, I felt it just needed a little something extra to unite them and continue the visual flow, hence the idea of a droplet. Thank you for your lovely comments! Jeanne

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