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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

orange glow peeled oranges with cherries on rustic ledge

Orange Glow
18x18 inches / oil on canvas
A spectacularly luminous orange is featured in an overhead spotlight for maximum impact.  The fruit nearly appears to be glowing, hence the title.


julia Kulish/ Art Speaking said...

This is really beautiful. You definately captured the glow - its quite stunning

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Jeanne,
this oil I can look at thousand times, and every time I see something new. It is just sculpting with light! And the light ..... is flickering!


Thank you SO much, Julia! The overhead lighting was a little different for me, but very powerful for this particular subject. It was my intent to make the orange appear as if illuminated from within. Thank you for your lovely comments! Jeanne


Thank you SO much, Mariano! Your description is so absolutely fabulous referring to sculpting, even flickering light! Wow! I was always told that if a painting holds one's interest and provides a glimmer of something new each time one views it, then the artist was successful. Always such a delight hearing from you! Thank you for your lovely compliments! Jeanne

suzanneberry said...

jeanne, truly masterful!! your handling of light is just stunning.


Thank you SO much, Suz! It was such fun to paint with the light above my subect, something I'd not previously attempted. Somehow the painting moved even faster than usual as a result. No doubt I'll be experimenting with more subjects illuminated from above. Thank you for your lovely comments. Jeanne

Nora Kasten said...

Jeanne, I just discovered your blog and am delighted.


Thank you SO much, Nora! There's lots to see as my still lifes have evolved from an elaborate classical style toward more simplified, punctuated compositions. Still have been too busy to pursue my goal of "painting in a new light" but the year is not over yet! :o) Thank you for your delightful comments! Jeanne

Kari Tirrell said...

Jeanne, I've enjoyed looking through your blog. Your work is excellent, but I particularly like this painting. Fabulous!


Thank you SO much, Kari! This painting ranks with my favorites, too, as it's so intricately detailed and carries such a big impact with the color combination as well as the composition. I truly appreciate your lovely comments!

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