More beauty for the mind’s eye


I am fortunate to count among my friends an artist of such talent as Jeannette Caruth. Her art makes such an impression on me that I would be remiss if I did not expose her work to the widest audience possible.

This is her impression of Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Sleeping Girl, also known as Girl with Cat.

Jeanette is a self-taught artist with a serenely beautiful attitude toward life. I featured her impression of Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party in an earlier post.

In the last few months, she has painted impressions of more than a dozen Renoir paintings. Her paintings continue to be imbued with life. By that I mean that the people portrayed appear to be more alive than those in the original paintings.

Her paintings seem to have a calming and spiritual effect on those who view them. I would venture to guess that this is a result of her personal philosophy.

Jeannette is also an object lesson for those who wonder if perseverance ever pays off. She supports herself by working part-time in a pharmacy and selling paintings at craft fairs while honing her skills as an artist. She began painting faces only a few months ago.

I have posted a dozen more of her paintings in a new photo album titled Renoir by Caruth. If you would like to contact her about reproductions of these or other paintings, email her at

I’m sure she would be delighted to hear from you. I would like her to get the recogniton she deserves.

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