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We Love: Penny German Oil Paintings

Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series hosted by Igor and Judith to encourage us all to bring a little more green into our lives.  Each month they, plus many bloggers worldwide, share ideas to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks. The theme for September is plants and art which gives me the perfect opportunity to show off my two beautiful paintings.

Urban Jungle Bloggers- Plants & Art Month. Still Life by Penny German

Quite by chance I discovered the work of artist Penny German. They are mainly small still life paintings in oils using current season’s produce and have a delightful old world charm about them. You may wonder why I have two so similar, well that is due to the vagaries of the Post Office! The first cherry painting went awol so Penny painted a similar one for me and then several months later the original turned up and I couldn’t bear to part with it so two I now have – similar but different cherry paintings.

They get moved around the house depending on my whims and this one is usually propped up in a vignette with my grandmother’s old blue china in the kitchen, with the addition of a few cherries, of course, and good old ivy (so hard to kill)!

Urban Jungle Bloggers- Plants & Art Month. Still Life by Penny German

This cherry painting looks so lovely with the ivy urn and a beautiful jade bowl full of cherries. I prefer them unframed so that the paintings take centre stage and fit easily into different scenes. They both look lovely framed by greenery -but then doesn’t everything?

Jacqui x

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Photography: Amelia Brooks/ Styling: Jacqui and Amelia Brooks

‘Urban Jungle Bloggers- Plants & Art’ written by Jacqui Brooks



6 replies to “We Love: Penny German Oil Paintings”

  1. Johan says:

    I really love the contrast of the strong lime green Ivy against the blue wall! Also love the China and the way you created yet another still life which looks a lot like the art. Way to go!

  2. Beautiful composition of the still life paintings and the powerful blue background 🙂

  3. Judith says:

    Beautiful Holly! It almost looks like a Droste-effect: a painting in a painting in a painting in a painting. Thank you for sharing it!

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