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Jasmine Becket-Griffith

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Auctions are up! [Jun. 22nd, 2003|08:03 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Click on the titles below to see my newest offerings!

Midnight Thirst

Red-Eyed Tree Faerie

The Empty Tomb

Absinthe Afternoon
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From: fairyart
2003-06-22 05:50 pm (UTC)
They're all really lovely but I loved "The Empty Tomb" the most.

It's creepy. She has a really neat glow to her plus her eyes look dead AND lively all at the same time.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-06-22 06:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you =) I think she's my personal favourite!
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[User Picture]From: erikasfriends
2003-06-22 06:33 pm (UTC)
Wow you've been working hard! As usual--but those are beautiful!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-06-22 08:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!!! My horoscope yesterday (courtesy of www.astrocenter.com ) told me:

"Artistic and creative activities will produce results that you're very proud of."

I think reading that yesterday morning made me extra inspired to paint!

Hehe - I did a last minute email to Amie for "Absinthe Afternoon"'s entry into Roots - hopefully it's not too late....
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From: lilackat
2003-06-22 08:07 pm (UTC)
All four are as lovely as ever! My favorite is "The Empty Tomb" - I just knew it would be! =) I agree with fairyart - She has a really neat glow to her plus her eyes look dead and lively all at the same time! Perfect! I'm off to bid.......
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-06-22 08:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!!

Hehe - if you lool closely at the top of the Empty Tomb - the inscription on the mausoleum reads "Mayfair" - an inside joke for Anne Rice readers (the Mayfairs have their family tomb in Lafayette Cemetery in her Mayfair Witches series, hehe). I'm such a nerd ;)
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From: lilackat
2003-06-23 05:58 am (UTC)
Hey, I never even noticed the inscription on the mausoleum! That's neat! I'm still the high bidder for now but not for long! It's still fun to bid though! =)

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-06-24 02:14 pm (UTC)
Yep - I just checked my auctions - looks like you got outbid =( Still, every bid helps! I'm sure you'll nab one eventually!
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From: lilackat
2003-06-25 06:16 am (UTC)
HeHe - when I bid I just put in my limit and I know I'll eventually be outbid! It's okay though, I'd rather you get the most money you can for your work! It's just fun for me to bid! =)
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From: lilackat
2003-06-22 08:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, I forgot to ask....How long did it take you to do these four paintings?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-06-22 08:13 pm (UTC)
I did them all over this weekend (Friday and Saturday mostly). It might not sound like very long, but I probably pulled at least 18-hour days this weekend. When I get started, I almost go into a trance - there's no stopping me!
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From: lilackat
2003-06-23 06:00 am (UTC)
I was just wondering because you seem to paint a lot. I don't think any of the other artists I follow paint as much as you do. 18 hour days! Wow! You must go into a trance! =)
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From: art_by_lindsey
2003-06-22 08:18 pm (UTC)
Wow, I like them all! The Empty Tomb is my favorite too, that fairy is one cute and scary zombie. I don't know how you can paint so many great paintings so fast, it amazes me! Just curious, how long does a painting usually take you?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-06-22 08:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you Lindsey!

I usually do them in one sitting. I can't stand having an unfinished painting laying about! One sitting will last any where from 6-20 hours though, hehe. Sometimes I think my hands are painting without me telling them what to paint, lol! I'll start thinking or listening to music, and then I'll look down and think, "where did that come from"?

I'll often have several pieces going on at once. I paint using dozens of thin layers of paint - while one layer is drying, I paint on another painting. Sometimes I have them set up around the apartment - on my art table, on a board on the floor, on the counter - etc. It gets a little nutty.

Most of these pieces were done with my "scrying" technique. When I get a new blank canvas in front of me, I let my eyes go out of focus and I try to "see" things in the blank space (like you would with a crystal ball). Sometimes I'll get ideas that way and just start painting where I see things! Other times though, I plan ahead and maybe do a sketch in paint first - it depends on what mood I'm in =)

Now I sound crazy and rambling.....
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From: art_by_lindsey
2003-06-22 09:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks for answering my question! 20 hours straight is a pretty long time!
I use the scrying technique sometimes too, but I'm always afraid of messing up that way. I usually like to have some kind of references and an idea ahead of time. Having many paintings going at once is a good idea, I never really though to do that.
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From: intricateartist
2003-06-23 03:37 pm (UTC)
well this post answers the question i asked you in re: to my LJ post! LOL

And I thought I was the only oddball who let their eyes go out of focus to see the painting!!!!! So it's called scrying? I never knew that!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-06-23 04:43 pm (UTC)
Hehe - I call it scrying at least - I'm not sure if there's a technical term for it =)
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From: intricateartist
2003-06-24 05:38 am (UTC)
I think scrying is a good word for it! Mind if I borrow? ; )
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-06-24 09:51 am (UTC)
Oh, certainly!!

Scrying is the term given to peeking at crystal balls, tea leaves, etc. so I think it fits it well =)
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From: dan1filth
2003-06-22 10:14 pm (UTC)
omg i love them all, especially the last one! hopefully ill have the money to bid on it this week.
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From: faerieshine
2003-06-22 11:37 pm (UTC)
That Absinthe Faery is AMAZING!!! I mean, WOW! I love it that her eyes are the same color as the sky outside. You can almost SEE the effects that the Absinthe is having on her mind.. I love paintings like that! I think this might be one of my fovorites. I mean, all of them are breathtaking, but the whole mind altering one really takes the cake =)

Were you able to see my new piece yet? Or is the link still broken? I'd really love to hear your critique!
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[User Picture]From: pookafey
2003-06-23 05:22 am (UTC)
You were busy this weekend! They are all lovely. I can't decide which one I like best. Hmmm maybe the absinthe painting....
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-06-23 07:39 am (UTC)
I love them all!! But The Empty Tomb is my fave of this bunch ;)
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From: goodwitchzinna
2003-06-23 07:45 am (UTC)
Sheesh, Jasmine! Your are a one-woman painting juggernaut! I have to ask, though, how do you get anything else done? I wish I had more time to paint, but between keeping the house semi-clean, laundry, hauling Randy around, doing house-related stuff, and all that other boring crap, I never seem to have any time. Or, if I do, I end up having to do something exciting like a get new battery for my car, or clean the house because my father's coming to visit (yes, that's what I have to do today).
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-06-23 08:29 am (UTC)
Lol, luckily I have kaokame to do that stuff for me! He cleans, does laundry, dishes, etc. A wonderful husband =) Otherwise, I'd be living in filth, lol. I'm very lucky to be in a household where my artwork is pretty much my sole responsibility (that, and paying the bills, hehe).

The only thing I really do is cooking, which I love =)
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From: goodwitchzinna
2003-06-23 08:59 am (UTC)
I'm deeply jealous. :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-06-23 08:30 am (UTC)
Thank you!! Hehe - that's how I usually wear my own eyemakeup (though it doesn't look very spooky on me!)

Woo-hoo! Now lets cross our fingers for dreams to come true!!!! ;)
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[User Picture]From: rubidia
2003-06-23 09:52 am (UTC)
Wow they are all wonderfull, I like the Midnight Thirst
the most!
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[User Picture]From: alohashark
2003-06-23 09:59 am (UTC)
these are great !
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