More beauty for the mind’s eye

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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 jccaruth@hotmail.com

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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