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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

Forget-me-nots brooch, vintage lace, strand of pearls

Forget-me-nots, vintage lace and strand of pearls
4x4 inches / oil on panel

This "Little Gem" oil painting is small in stature but big on impact.  From my collection, this handpainted forget-me-not brooch is a favorite, particularly placed amidst a string of pearls and vintage lace with tatted edges.  With such delicacy in creating these gems, it required a particularly delicate touch of the brush to interpret them in this oil painting.

13 comments:

French Paws said...

Your art is so inspirational...I love it. Bless you in your giftings.

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much! It was a joy to paint this little gem, and being so tiny required a lot of precise detailing. Thank you for your lovely comments! Jeanne

julia Kulish/ Art Speaking said...

Wow! THis is amazing! I always look forward to seeing what new things you do. Thanks for sharing

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, Julia! This was quite an intricate little piece but the subject was so enjoyable as these antiques are near and dear to my heart. Thank you for your lovely comments, Jeanne

mo said...

Your talent is stunning. I especially love the little gems. Wow. I am your newest follower from Cindy's Friday show and Tell. So glad I found you. *hugs*

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, Mo! I'm delighted to have met you through Cindy's Friday Show & Tell. It's my first exposure to the idea of show & tell and I'm loving this fabulous new way to make new friends and see all the gorgeous images. While everyone takes photos of their beautiful surroundings, I actually paint mine! Thank you for your lovely comments! Jeanne

Carolyn said...

You have so much talent-I peeked through some older posts too!

Thank you for visiting me and leaving kind words.

I am a follower now too so I can see what beauty you create.

Carolyn

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, Carolyn! I'm delighted you've stopped by to visit my blog! I'm truly appreciative of your lovely comments, Jeanne

Anonymous said...

Your work is really beautiful. I found you through Mo at Rose Petals from Heaven. I'm a new follower and looking forward to visiting.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Ooops, didn't mean to post as anonymous,I was thinking I hit the enter button before I was finished. Anyway, just went back to look at some of your older posts. Very nice.

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, Betsy! I'm delighted you found me through Mo. I only just met her today, too! It's always such a joy painting these "Little Gems" and I hope to have many more as the holidays approach. Lovely to meet you and thank you for your comments! Heading over to your beautiful site now again.... Jeanne

Dusty Pines said...

this one - well, all of yours! - is lovely - reminds me of a fabergé egg with its delicate work! beautiful paintings - thank you!

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, Dusty! This is quite an intricate painting particularly for it's size. I've actually done two paintings of Faberge eggs, both the same but one was 4 in. and the other 6 in. at a client's request. The older I get, the stronger my glasses are becoming w/ all this tiny work! :o) Thank you for your delightful comments, Jeanne

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