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

pretty purple petunias in moss covered clay pot

Pretty Purple Petunias
7x5 inches / oil on panel
This is the fourth cottage style painting for my client who recalls the gardens and nosegays of both her mother and grandmother.  It has been a sheer joy to help bring these memories to life again for her through my work.


Anonymous said...

A beautiful set Jeanne. Love the fourth !


Thank you SO much, Helene! The fourth of Nasturtiums is quite vibrant in the sunshine, and I was sure to include an ant to remind my client of how her mother would complain about them...although without them, no doubt she'd have no seeds for the following year! :o) It's a favorite of mine, too!

Pamela Gordon said...

I was just checking through my blogger friends and found you. Your art work is so beautiful! I love the floral paintings very much. You are very gifted. I hope you are having a great week. Blessings, Pamela


Thank you so much, Pamela! I truly appreciate your beautiful comments regarding my work! It's my love of beauty and nature that inspire me...such gifts and blessings bestowed upon this Earth.

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