Wednesday, April 16, 2014

JEANNE ILLENYE Faberge Easter Egg Oil Painting

Faberge Easter Egg
4x4 inches oil on panel
 jeanneillenye@sbcglobal.net

Exquisitely detialed with seed perals and diamonds, the original Faberge Easter egg was commissioned by Tsar Nicholas II in 1898 for his beloved wife Tsarina Alexandra.  This sparticular egg was her favorite as it held images of Tsar Nicholas II, Grand Dutchess Olga and Grand Dutchess Tatiana.  It became a hallmark of beauty and technical expertise by the world renowned artisal Carl Faberge, whose work remains unsurpassed to this day.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

JEANNE ILLENYE Roses & Chocolates Classical Still Life Oil Painting

capturing nature's transient beauty
 Roses and Chocolates
11x11 inches / oil on canvas
 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Still Life


Violets and Pear
Violets and Pear, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Violets and Pear
8x10x3/4
oil painting on stretched gallery wrapped canvas
Media: oil painting
Size: 10 in X 8 in (25.4 cm X 20.3 cm)
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Monday, March 24, 2014

JEANNE ILLENYE green grapes on black painted windsor chair in sunlight contemporary realism oil painting


Green Grapes on Black Painted Windsor Chair
5x5 inches / oil on panel
 jeanneillenye@sbcglobal.net

 capturing nature's transient beauty
Capturing the translucency of grapes illuminated from within is always an enjoyable task. However, here I placed the grapes in strong, direct sunlight which caused the highlights to almost flatten out in blindingly bright white shapes, so I decided to adjust my interpretation to be a little softer. The additional challenge was not only to paint the luminosity of the grapes, but also to paint the highlights and shadows on their surfaces — so all at once I was painting the exterior as well as the interior light. Placing the grapes on an antique painted Windsor chair was merely an afterthought, as I was tracking the last sunlight into my studio and that was the only surface not already cluttered with paintings! Fortunately, I couldn’t have planned it any better since the rich, warm sienna tones provided a perfect complement to the various shades of yellow-green in the grapes.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

JEANNE ILLENYE Pansies in Basket Classical Old World Style Floral Oil Painting

  Pansies in Basket
16x20 inches / oil on canvas
Pansies are the most delightful little blossoms typically known for their "smiling faces".  I recall visiting our local farms in NJ as a child where I'd repeatedly presented my mother with clusters of colorful blossoms, begging her to choose my favorites...only to be rejected with the same response every time, "No, they don't have smiling faces in them!"  Then when my mother found just the perfect flat of smiling faces, I understood exactly what she meant.  ;o)
 
 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fruit Still Life


Grapefruit and Grapes
Grapefruit and Grapes, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Grapefruit and Grapes
11x14x3/4 oil painting on gallery wrapped stretched canvas.
Media: oil painting
Size: 14 in X 11 in (35.6 cm X 27.9 cm)
Price: $380 USD
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Price: $380 USD plus $10 USD s/h


JEANNE ILLENYE Roses and Chocolates Classical Oil Painting 11x11 inches

capturing nature's transient beauty
 Roses & Chocolates
11x11 inches / oil on canvas
 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Still Life of objects found in the kitchen


Kitchen Still Life
Kitchen Still Life, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Kitchen Still Life
oil painting on canvas panel
Media: oil painting
Size: 10 in X 8 in (25.4 cm X 20.3 cm)
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

JEANNE ILLENYE silver spoon water lily pattern oil painting Little Gems

capturing nature's transient beauty 
Sterling Silver Teaspoon Waterlily Pattern
7x5 inches / oil on panel
 
 
 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Floral Oil Painting


White Daisies
White Daisies, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
White Daisies
8x10
oil painting on canvas panel
Media: oil painting
Size: 10 in X 8 in (25.4 cm X 20.3 cm)
Price: $200 USD
How to Purchase:

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Price: $200 USD plus $10 USD s/h


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

JEANNE ILLENYE butter yellow primulas blue and white oriental bowl classical contemporary oil painting

 
Butter Yellow Primulas in Blue and White Oriental Bowl
8x8 inches / oil on panel
 
 
 

JEANNE ILLENYE classical roses floral oil painting blue white ginger jar chocolate cherry cordials Mother's Day Gift

 Roses and Chocolates
This classical floral oil painting tells a story...perhaps Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Birthday....
 
11x14 inches / oil on canvas
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

JEANNE ILLENYE white peonies crystal vase crocheted lace taupe damask classical floral oil painting realism

 
Peonies in Crystal Vase with Crocheted Lace on Frayed Damask
24x12 inches / oil on stretched canvas