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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

spring asparagus still life contemporary realism oil painting

Bundle of Asparagus
Oil on Panel 5 x 7 inches
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Here I finally satisfied a long standing urge to create this painting — ever since my first exposure to the subject as art via a painting of white asparagus by Adriaen Coorte in 1696 and then again with a painting of asparagus on a bed of chives by Edouard Manet in 1880. The simple, pure beauty of a tied bundle of asparagus signifies the earthy freshness of spring. The warm tonal greens are particularly attractive with various shades of blue, mauve and lavender — an irresistible palette. This painting marks my full immersion into contemporary realism having previously worked exclusively in the style of classical realism.

2 comments:

Gail Hayton said...

Really love the colors in this piece!

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you so much! I've actually painted a few versions of this subject since, but this is my favorite for the coloration!

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