Tuesday, January 27, 2015

JEANNE ILLENYE Fresh White Peonies in Edwardian Silver Teapot with Antique Lace

  Fresh White Peonies in Edwardian Silver Teapot with Antique Lace
12x12 inches / oil on panel
These billowy blossoms from my spring garden depict my attitude as the new year arrives with fresh, new beginnings such as the purity of white, yet still treasuring the past as shown with my antiques. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

JEANNE ILLENYE on my easel today teacups oil paintings little gems

capturing nature's transient beauty 
Rare Lavender Teacup with Butter Yellow Roses 5x5 in. oil on panel
Turquoise Aqua Blue Foley Teacup with Scone and Book 8x8 in. oil on panel
Both paintings will be finished within the next two weeks or so, but if you wish to purchase in advance just email me at jeanneillenye@sbcglobal.net
Note the painting "Pansies and Lace" alongside which can be viewed in the previous post.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

JEANNE ILLENYE Pansies in Glass Jar with Crocheted Lace contemporary realism still life oil painting purple violet white

 capturing nature's transient beauty 
Pansies and Crocheted Lace
5x5 inches / oil on panel
I recall as a child, accompanying my mother to the plant nursery where she told me to search for the pansies that had "faces".  So even today I still refer to Pansies as the smiling faces of Spring. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

JEANNE ILLENYE OREO Double Stuf Contemporary Realism still life oil painting

OREO:  Double Stuf
5x5 inches / oil on panel
We baby boomers have been enjoying what many term the “retro” look of things, and oil paintings are no exception. Here I’ve focused all my attention on studying the details of this childhood favorite. Even after a lifetime of dunking and twisting off the tops of these treats, I never noticed until now, that they are impressed with the OREO logo as well as the words “Double Stuf” so I’ve included all those details, even shadows behind the crumbs, which make realism painting such fun!

Friday, January 23, 2015

JEANNE ILLENYE dog portrait oil painting pet portraits painted with love

pet portraits painted with love
Lady on Her Chair
9x12 inches / oil on panel
When I first saw my client's photos of Lady, I was immediately drawn to her deep, soulful eyes that could melt anyone's heart.  Her sleepy expression of contentment is so charming here as she lounges on her favorite plush chair, a delightfully cozy spot alongside the window.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

JEANNE ILLENYE Classical Still Life with Ewer fruit flowers roses velvet cloth peaches apple blossoms raspberries gadroon table

capturing nature's transient beauty 
"Still Life with Ewer"
20x16 inches / oil on canvas
A classical oil painting of fruit and flowers arranged around an antique brass wine or water ewer with curvaceous detailing and handle.  Blushing pink and white English roses primulas, grapes, peach, plum and narcissi rest softly upon a dark green velvet cloth trimmed in gold fringe on a gadrooned table ledge.  The stage is set with the backdrop featuring a worn Oriental rug and a branch of apple blossoms with red raspberries for a cohesive and classical pyramidal composition.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

JEANNE ILLENYE Shades of White still life oil painting peonies lace crystal candy dish

Shades of White
24x24 inches / oil on canvas
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"An Enriched Life: It has been said that collecting original works of art is a luxury, but considering that it provides nourishment for one's soul, it is indeed a necessity." --ILLENYE

Sunday, January 18, 2015

JEANNE ILLENYE large classical OR contemporary oil painting fruit peeled orange glow similar to orange burst

capturing nature's transient beauty
"Orange Glow"
oil on canvas
Inspired by an earlier painting of mine entitled "Orange Burst" which was a more classical composition, "Orange Glow" is definitively more contemporary with the dramatic lighting and square format, yet equally adaptable in a horizontal format.  This spectacularly luminous orange is featured in an overhead spotlight for maximum impact.  The fruit nearly appears to be glowing, hence the title.

Orange and Vase

Orange Still Life No.7
Orange Still Life No.7, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Orange Still Life No.7
5x7 oil paiting on a linen panel
Media: oil painting
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
Price: $100 USD
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Saturday, January 17, 2015

JEANNE ILLENYE glamis castle rose in glass jar with lace david austen roses white oil painting

capturing nature's transient beauty
"Glamis Castle Rose in Glass Jar"
7x5 inches / oil on panel
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Happy New Year Everyone!
Here's my first Little Gem for 2015 featuring a highly perfumed musky Glamis Castle English Rose in a soft, creamy white to symbolize freshness and purity which is how I always view the new year and January in general.  It's a sampling of my new direction which I've slowly been pursuing in recent years, in between fulfilling orders for commissioned paintings. After dabbling in a vast array of subjects, I've finally decided to focus 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 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."  If you'd like to purchase my first Little Gem of the year, kindly click here.

Daily Oil painting

Landscape With Stream No.2

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

JEANNE ILLENYE transferware spode blue italian white american goldfinches birds fruit classical oil painting

capturing nature's transient beauty
American Goldfinches in Cracked Spode Bowl
16x20 inches / oil on canvas
     If you're a regular visitor to my blog and website, you've no doubt seen a good amount of blue & white porcelain and Spode Blue Italian transferware.  It has been the single most popular subject requested by clients, and I love painting it, particularly since it's my everyday set...well, except in Winter when I switch to another Spode pattern in one of their Victorian Christmas collections...and my brown transferware, and various mulberry transferware patterns, and two patterns of the Autumnal Game Series.  I digress, as my purpose for reposting this painting which I'd completed and sold many years ago, is to chat a little about Spode in general and introduce you to two fabulous sites. 
     Recently, I was introduced online to Pam Woolliscroft who began collecting at an early age and confesses that she'd even purchase cracked or chipped pieces that were priced more appropriately for a teenager to begin collecting...a great idea.  Of course I agree with this concept as a thing of beauty is not destroyed by what I've always referred to as the "kisses of time".   (You've seen how often I even paint cracks in my bowls for interest.)  Pam's early interest in Spode guided her toward a career as curator of the Spode Museum Trust as well as authoring a marvelous new blog which has been met with an overwhelming response,  Spode History:  Snippets of history relevant to the Spode pottery manufactory in Stoke-upon-Trent.  It's a tremendously informative site with wonderful images and links.  Additionally, Pam has begun Spode A-Z featuring a history of Spode patterns, no doubt a huge undertaking but one that will be quite enjoyable to watch grow.
     Another fellow Spode enthusiast whom I also met online is David Hoexter, web administrator of the Transferware Collectors Club which shares a passion for antique British transferware from 1760 to 1900.  It's a truly vast site in which one could spend days at a time browsing the endless array of beautiful transferware, and even buy or sell to enhance your own collections.  Another wonderful site which is a joint effort by the TCC and others to create an online Spode Exhibition.
     For those of us who are collectors, it's always delightful to make new acquaintances who share our appreciation of history and these beautiful wares, so I invite you to pop over and visit these wonderful sites and enjoy the tour!

JEANNE ILLENYE Peonies and Black Tulips with Rose in Figural Creamware Vase Jar with Deer

capturing nature's transient beauty
Peonies and Black Tulips with Rose in Figural Creamware Vase Jar with Deer
20x16 inches / oil on canvas
These "Queen of the Night" tulips with their beautiful sheen, provide an interesting interplay of contrasts against the white peonies, creamware vase and linen cloth, as they almost recede into the background where they play a supporting role. Completing the classical flow of the composition is a thorny rose. Two honeybees, wings glistening and hind legs full of orange pollen, are the finishing touches to this Spring arrangement.

Monday, January 12, 2015