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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

white dress satin chiffon white peony baby blue satin sash 10x8 inches cocktail dress

White Dress with Peony
10x8 inches oil on panel
Something completely different for me, a white chiffon dress with the softest hint of baby blue in the satin sash, all accentuated with a butter yellow and white peony.  The crisp black and white theme is refreshing and presents this gossamer dress with an ethereal quality.  If you have a wedding gown, christening dress, baby bonnet that or perhaps a special pair of lace gloves you would like interpreted as a custom oil painting, I'd be delighted to create a gorgeous memento especially for you!  email


Diana Moses Botkin said...

I love this "dress portrait", Jeanne! So fun and a beautiful interpretation of a classic.


Thank you so much, Diana. I was thinking of this as a "dress portrait" also. When my client commissioned this piece, I honestly wasn't sure I could paint a dress as I'd never tried it and had no model (imagined the whole thing) but I feel more confident now and hope this same client will also commission her daughter's wedding dress!

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