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Oil on canvas. 45×30cm
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oil, girl, sleeping

Some years ago I survived a serious attack on my life. During the year of recovery, I did two drawings and found the activity both calming and exciting.
I am studying under Leon Fourie.
I have simplified my life completely and now paint full time.

Art for me, is an intensely personal expression of how I appreciate and perceive life and people.

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  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 2 years ago

    Jolante this is precious. You have captured her in sweetdreams. I love her expression and the peace here. Such a beautifully rendered painting.

  • Thank you so much for this wonderfully kind comment, Anthea! Allt the best for 2012!

    – JolanteHesse

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 2 years ago


  • I appreciate this encouragement – thank you!

    – JolanteHesse

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous painting Jolante, so beautifully done.

  • Thanks Lisa, ,much appreciated!

    – JolanteHesse

  • Vitaliy Gonikman
    Vitaliy Gonikmanover 2 years ago

    Outstanding art, so much character, absolutely beautiful colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks so very much Vitaliy! I appreciate your input a lot.

    – JolanteHesse

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 2 years ago

    A Sleeping Beauty what a wonderful painting Jolante so well done lee

  • Many thanks leonie. I am glad you like it!

    – JolanteHesse

  • mhkantor
    mhkantorover 2 years ago

    wow! wonderful work. exquisite.

  • Thanks so very much!

    – JolanteHesse

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaover 2 years ago

    I love your unique composition and beautiful soft shading. I remember watching my kids sleep and how those times are still imprinted on my mind. Those times reminded me of when the world of sorrow and hurt was shut out and the peace of sleep took away those hurts. Powerful moments

  • Thanks so much Tahnja! This is a friend’s daughter who was sleeping in her parent’s bed. I just could not resist the picture it presented.

    – JolanteHesse

  • Randy Sprout
    Randy Sproutover 2 years ago

    Oh my! How I love this child and what you have done is marvelous!

  • Thanks you Randy! From you, I REALLY appreciate this!

    – JolanteHesse

  • ☼Laughing Bones☾
    ☼Laughing Bones☾over 2 years ago

    so calming and wonderful colors


    December 27th, 2011

  • Thanks so much, Jeff! …and for the feature!

    – JolanteHesse

  • sure2010
    sure2010over 2 years ago

    love your creativity

  • Thank you so very much!

    – JolanteHesse

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