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New paintings! [Oct. 27th, 2003|07:38 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I have two new paintings!!!!

"Hiding in the Vines"


"A Timid Fairy" (Please note - this one contains nudity, but it is mild and tasteful)!

I'm going to work out, and after I'm through I'll be back painting!

[User Picture]From: heatherica
2003-10-27 04:52 pm (UTC)
Beautiful, beautiful!! I have a question. How do you generally do the backround of your paintings (like these two for example)? Is it watercolor?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-10-27 04:59 pm (UTC)
Nope! They are the same acrylic on canvas as the rest =) Usually I pick whatever the primary colours in the background are, and then while I squeeze the paint directly on the canvas, in the approximate area I'll be using it. In "A Timid Fairy" for example, I squirted a bunch of light green in the upper left hand corner, and pink in the lower right hand corner. I then put some white in the middle, and blended it all quickly with a fan brush, before it dried! The blending is the most important part, and with liquid acrylics it much be done very very quickly, before even the surface starts to skin. Sometimes it may require several coats before it looks as smooth as I like =) Then with a script liner brush I came in with a little white paint to give a suggestion of clouds after the background layers dried. With "Hiding in the Vines", I put stripes of black, white, and a little green across the canvas, and then brushed it into a smooth gradient with my fan brush.
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2003-10-27 05:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks for such a detailed reply!!
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From: lilackat
2003-10-27 06:34 pm (UTC)
Both of them are gorgeous! I love how they shine! :D
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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2003-10-27 06:58 pm (UTC)
they are both so cute and the little nude one is just the right ammount of modest, i loooove them!!
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From: victoriagriffin
2003-10-27 09:00 pm (UTC)
very pretty!! :)
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