||[Feb. 4th, 2004|10:44 am]
Daddy & Robin (my stepmom) arrived yesterday, and we've been having lots of fun =) We got some vegetarian Chinese takeout from the Garden Cafe last night, which was delicious! We also went on a nice long walk around town. Now they are off at Epcot, while I finish my painting and get some prints and things ready to ship out before I leave. We leave tomorrow afternoon, heading down to the house we always rent in Key Largo. We'll then go out snorkeling, and to the various beaches and parks, and my parents will probably do some scuba diving. We'll drive down to Key West and hit the shops & restaurants and stuff too! On the way back we'll go through the Everglades, etc. Ought to be fun!!!!!|
Right now though, I'm PAINTING! I'm working on a pretty purple haired faerie (more realistic, self portrait style), with some small little cutie faeries. I've been looking at a lot of VERY old fairy paintings from the 1830's - 1860's (Victorian Fairy Paintings) and I really like depictions of all different sized faeries all together, showing wide varieties of different types. Like these here: http://www.denison.edu/art/fairy/pages/fairy112.html
I remember there was a really cool book called "Victorian Fairy Painting" that was at Barnes & Noble once, and I thought about buying it, but didn't. When I changed my mind and went back - it was gone!! =P I should try to find it on Amazon or something....
Anyways - enough rambling about faeries ;) You can watch me paint here! Hopefully I'll finish this up and get it up on eBay tonight. We're going to Epcot tonight to meet up with my parents for dinner, so I'll probably auto-list the painting (so it will be on eBay already before I get a chance to update here or with my mailing list) but I'll post a link as soon as I get back tonight! I might even get another small piece up on eBay - we'll see how much time I've got ;P Okay - off to work!
Great influences! Sounds like you'll have a great time with your family - and you can't stop working for a second!!! Lol =)
Hehe, yeah - he was one crazy bastard! He created some beautiful paintings though ;)
Awww I don't think he was truly crazy, poor guy just had schizophrenia in the 1800's with no medication lol.
jasmine......do you have room/time for a commissioned piece soon?! If so - i will email you all the details and we can talk about beeeeessniss.!!
Hi Jenn!!! I'd love to work with you on a commission! I've got a couple of ones to finish up first, but I'd probably be ready to begin a new project in the next couple of weeks or so. You can find my pricelist and commission info here: http://www.strangeling.com/commissions.html
Just drop me an email with your idea!!!
That last painting by Thomas Heatherly is really interesting. When I looked closely, some of the little details reminded me of H. Bosch paintings. Now I'm motivated to dig up my copy of watercolor paintings and drawings of fairies by Conan Doyle, Sr. He created a lot of them while in an asylum, I believe.
Jasmine - I LOVE that painting sitting right there on your desk.... would look great sitting here above mine =)
I hope you have fun on your trip Jasmine! Don't forget to take lots of pretty pictures for us!
oh, Jasmine!!!! You will have fun!!!!!! I already am having fun just reading it all----so much to do--you have such hip parents--snorkeling??? Your whole family are healthy, energectic, eager for exciting new things i am imagining--open-minded-just going going going--you are going to live long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are very lucky to have such a family--Have Fun!!!!! I am anxious to see your auction!! All will be fine!!!!! Laura
I always just stare at those paintings in total utter awe. their just so unbelievable.
I bought a postcard book of faeries just so I could have all of these little paintings:)
You should check out the glorious illustrative fantasy work of Frank C. Papé. Most of it is just black ink but he did do quite a few color works. I think you would like his satyrs and faeries and other various mythological critters. He illustrated a lot of childrens books as well as fantasy novels of the late 19th century through the mid twentieth century (he died in 1972 I think...very old) and did work for James Branch Cabell's books as well as a fellow named Anatole France (who was french, suprisingly). He liked doing illustrations for politically slanted works and was quite the cynic himself. Anyway....look him up on google. I think you'd find his work interesting.
Hey Sonya! Thank you for mentioning him!! I just looked him up, and I've been looking at all of his drawings - they are wonderful!