soul and purpose

"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

floral painting

20x16 inches / oil on canvas


Karla said...

This is really beautiful. I feel like I could reach out and pick one of those flowers.


Thank you SO much, Karla! I've wanted to paint pink Oriental lilies and white hyrangeas for some time now, and adding the blue & white just made it pop! :o)

Hélène GLEHEN said...

Really gorgeous Jeanne !
I love your great compositions with those different items. I mean, the nest, the bird, the butterflies.
They make me think of Dutch masterpieces.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

What a beautiful, happy painting! You outdid yourself on this one.


Thank you SO much, Helen and Diana! This painting does seem quite bright and cheerful to me, too, while still retaining all the classical design elements that I've learned from studying the Dutch masters' works. It's a nice change for me to do a classical piece with a brighter palette. Thank you for your lovely comments!

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