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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

still life oil painting teacup haviland schleiger 4521 limoges blue violets mourning dove lilacs needle thread blue truman david mccullough black coffee

Mother's Favorite Things
10x8 inches / oil on panel
For this commissioned painting, my client had a very specific request to create a composition with a Mourning Dove perched on the edge of her mother's favorite teacup as well as several other favorite things.  This delicate teacup inherited from her grandmother is the last surviving piece from a treasured set of Haviland Schleiger 4521 from Limoges, France with blue violets and gilded edges (there are several versions).  It must be filled to the brim with black coffee and accompanied by a dark chocolate Russell Stover candy with the little swirl on top, her favorite book "Truman" by David McCullough, lilacs and a needle and thread to recall how she sewed all her daughter's and granddaughter's clothing.  This is a truly sentimental tribute from daughter to mother.
 capturing nature's transient beauty


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