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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

large classical oil painting fruit blue white porcelain vase sliced peaches grapes knife

Sliced Peaches with Bone Handled Knife and Porcelain
20x24 inches / oil on canvas
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Jean Pierre Walter said...

J'adore ce tableau - I love this painting very well done with its classic atmosphere. Actually, I love all your paintings. ;-)


Oh, thank you SO much, Jean Pierre! Although I've been trying to lighten my palette and simplify my compositions in recent years, I still love the classical paintings and will likely always create them! Thank you so much!

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After dabbling in a vast array of subjects, I've finally decided to focus my new still life oil paintings predominantly on flowers which are my absolute favorite along with everything that can accompany them such as crystal, lace, glass jars, silverware, teapots and teacups contrasting with rustic, textural elements of painted wood, moss and nests. In other words, all my favorite things of beauty. As I state on my website homepage, "It's all about beauty in nature and antiques."

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