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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

yellow lily on spode blue italian plate blue transferware

"Yellow Lily on Spode Blue Italian Plate"
6x6 inches / oil on panel
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This is my interpretation of this month's theme: Yellow Flower / Blue Vase
I was running ever so late as my painting was due by noon yesterday, yet I'd not even gone into the garden until 3:30 PM.  I spied some yellow lilies deep in the overgrown masses of blooms yet I could only reach this one so had to get quite creative!  Quickly I shot some photos with various vessels but since I paint in oils in the classical tradition without added drying agents, etc. I knew it would indeed be a challenge with such a time constraint!  My best bet, I determined, was to fall back to an old favorite, Spode Blue Italian, my everyday dishes.  As physically fatiguing on my hand as it was to "rush" such details, I nevertheless completed the painting in a matter of hours with some refinement added today.  If you are interested in purchasing this intricate painting please email me at jeanneillenye@sbcglobal.net

16 comments:

Carol Nelson said...

That's lovely, Jeannie. Must have taken forever to paint that pattern in the dish.

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, Carol! To tell the truth, I was under such a time constraint to get this done that I only dedicated a few hrs. to it! I must admit, once my hand began cramping after 3 harried hours and I evaluated the painting I was rather happily surprised! Thank you for your lovely comments! Jeanne

Julia Kulish said...

This is stunning!

Gifts of Creation said...

This is just so amazing! It looks like a photo. Your work is inspiring me and motivating me to work harder at improving my painting. Thanks so much for sharing..

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, Julia! I was even surprised by the results of this one, especially having the added pressure of creating it start to finish in a matter of hours! :o) Thank you for your lovely comments! Jeanne

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, "Gifts of Creation" -- I love your profile name! How true indeed, that we artists are so moved by the riches around us that we humbly attempt to interpret them in paint! To refer to a quotation by Michaelangelo that I have on my website, "Trifles make perfection, but perfection itself is no trifle." Thank you for your lovely comments! Jeanne

suzanneberry said...

Jeanne, this is simply stunning! I can't believe you did this so quickly, the detail in the plate is astounding! Beautiful painting!

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, Suz! I can't believe it either! I guess as they say, practice makes perfect...and I've sure had tons of practice with blue & white porcelains. They're my clients' favorite subject second only to florals. Thank you for your lovely comments! Jeanne

Hélène Glehen said...

A master piece Jeanne ! Very good work.

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, Helene! Sometimes I think when one doesn't plan too much and just rides the impulses of creativity, the work turns out even better. Such was the case here when I was in a rush mode to meet a deadline.... Thank you for your beautiful comments! Jeanne

ali cavanaugh said...

beautiful painting, jeanne!

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, Ali! It was fun coming up with an idea and executing it so quickly! Thank you for your lovely comments! Jeanne

Diana Moses Botkin said...

The detail you captured for this "rush job" is simply amazing, Jeanne! I'm so glad you painted this beautiful piece for our July Challenge. It's absolutely stunning.

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Oh thank you SO much, Diana! I was thinking that since I was so late getting started that I'd have to skip it this month, but I loved the theme that I decided to give it a try! So glad that although most of us were running late that we forged ahead and had such a fabulous grouping of paintings! All are wonderful! Jeanne

r garriott said...

I saw your elegant painting on Suzanne Berry's website! The patterned dish is so lovely. Very nice!

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, R, for popping over from Suz's blog! While most contemporary artists choose plain white pottery, I just can't resist the vibrant charm of Spode, which in this case followed this month's theme! Thank you for your lovely compliments! Jeanne

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