JEANNE ILLENYE extra large classical oil painting bluebirds fruit flowers nest silver sevres porcelain tureen game plates crystal

capturing nature's transient beauty
Bountiful Table
30x40 inches / oil on canvas
Commissioning a painting is always exciting and quite personal for both my clients and myself.  Here my client provided me with a few requests along with several photos of her Victorian dining room currently undergoing renovation with elaborately gilded teal wainscoting, deep red oriental rug a touch of rose pink damask, along with wishes for an abundant, classical composition which should include birds, red fruit, pink English roses, hydrangeas, peonies and her very favorite blue morning glories.  The general composition came to me almost immediately which I enthusiastically laid out in draft form but had to set aside to fulfill prior commissions from an especially hectic schedule.  Once I was able to devote my full attention to this piece it moved along relatively quickly considering its size, as my enthusiasm spurred me forward to complete this delightfully exuberant oil painting!

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