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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

zinnias in tin can


Zinnias in a Tin Can
7x5 inches / oil on panel
 SOLD
Here is another nostalgic country cottage bouquet fresh from grandmother's garden. This is actually a companion piece to Sweetpeas in a Mason Jar, painted especially for my client in memory of her grandmother who would pick these charming nosegays for her and arrange them in the most humble vessels found quickly at hand in her kitchen. I always love creating these types of paintings that have a special meaning and bring back the warmth of times past. In fact, I'll have another sentimental painting coming soon from another client, which will be a Daffodil silver spoon in a jelly jar with a label Grammy Nancy's preserves.  These are really my favorite kinds of commissions.
 
 

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