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Strange Little Mermaid.......... [Aug. 3rd, 2004|08:31 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
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I've finished my new painting!

Click below to see.....yes indeed, she is a........

Strange Little Mermaid!!!!!!

Enjoy! I'm off to find food =)
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From: winterswitchery
2004-08-03 05:41 pm (UTC)
She looks so pissed off, I love her =D
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[User Picture]From: thru_her_lens
2004-08-03 05:43 pm (UTC)
She's gorgeous Jasmine!!!
I love the way she's kind of hidden by the wall
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2004-08-03 05:47 pm (UTC)
REALLY COOL!
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[User Picture]From: blonde_blythe
2004-08-03 05:48 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! I love the way her tail glitters! :-)
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[User Picture]From: gossamerfaery
2004-08-03 06:06 pm (UTC)
She is precious! I would have never guessed that a little bit of blue and some circles would have turned in to this:)
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From: michellesart
2004-08-03 07:22 pm (UTC)
She is such a cutie, she's very magical! I especially love your mermaids :) Oh, and thanks again for that link for those canvases, I'm looking at the site right now, I have never seen round before!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-04 09:46 am (UTC)
Thank you, Michelle!

Aren't those round ones cool? I'm thinking about buying some myself!
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[User Picture]From: artistchick
2004-08-03 08:01 pm (UTC)
Very cute and quite different from your other mermaids that I've seen! =)
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[User Picture]From: rubidia
2004-08-03 08:46 pm (UTC)
she is so pretty! I love how her body curves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: jenacore
2004-08-03 10:24 pm (UTC)

hey girl!

Hey, Wow. I love her. The face looks a little different than usuall. I really like the way she looks . Beautiful Jas! I love your mermaids.
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[User Picture]From: princess_lilam
2004-08-04 01:08 am (UTC)
The fin looks beautiful, so shiney. Did you make the whole fin green before you added the highlights (The sparkels?)
It looks really good.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-04 09:48 am (UTC)
Thank you, Lindy!

Yep - first it was black, and then dark blue, blue-green, green, and then I started adding the sparkly scales! I think building up a bunch of transparent layers like that helps give it depth and makes it more striking!
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[User Picture]From: neva_ivan
2004-08-04 07:13 am (UTC)

She's very cute!

I bet you'll make a lot of $ on this one--the look on her face is so intriguing (sp?).

What was your fine food? I hope it was enjoyable.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-04 10:00 am (UTC)

Re: She's very cute!

I ended up making braised portabello mushroom caps stuffed with tomatoes and garlic, as well as mashed potatoes & pepper gravy, and some broccoli with lemon sauce. A small tasty feast!
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[User Picture]From: neva_ivan
2004-08-04 10:06 am (UTC)

Re: She's very cute!

Oh, that does sound really good! Recipe? Yeah, I know you're swamped, but if you get a chance!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-04 10:13 am (UTC)

Re: She's very cute!

It was just a spur-of-the-moment thing made from leftovers, so I don't really have a recipe (mostly I just throw things together from scratch). Basically I marinated the mushroom caps for a bit with balsamic vinegar, Italian seasonings, etc. and brushed them with olive oil. Then I chopped up the tomatoes and garlic with the stems from the mushrooms and piled them up on top (some breadcrumbs would have done well in there too, if I had some, hehe). I put some cracked pepper on top and mixed in some feta cheese (for vegan you could omit that or use a substitute), and then I broiled it for about 20 minutes at 375 =)
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[User Picture]From: faerie544
2004-08-04 09:01 am (UTC)
oooh very pretty-I enjoy how dark the colors are yet they are vibrant! Very Nice! Oh, I've been meaning to ask you- what kind of canvas do you use for your painted prints. I have an epson printer I use for my prints but it only goes up to 8.5x11. and I have never seen any kind of canvas for prints-although I do have watercolor paper for prints. I would like to make some limited edition canvas prints. Thanks Jas- ~Erin
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-04 09:59 am (UTC)
Thank you, Erin!

Fredrix (the same company that makes my art canvases) also makes a line of canvases that have been treated to print photos & artwork on. I buy them up at MisterArt.com! If you use them though, be sure to use a heat-set giclee varnish on top to set the inks. I buy that there too - it's made by Genesis, and it bakes in a standard kitchen oven.
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[User Picture]From: faerie544
2004-08-04 10:06 am (UTC)
Awesome-Thanks that was very helpful! Although I don't understand (you bake your painting in the oven?) I've never dealt with the Genesis products. LOL! I will be heading over to mister art now-so I can start cooking me up some prints! ~Erin
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-04 10:10 am (UTC)
Lol - yep! It sounds strange, but that's how it works!

The canvas sheets look just like those you would paint on, and they go in your printer. Then after it dries you can paint on top (be sure to use NO WATER in the paint at this point though!!!). Then you brush on the Genesis Giclee varnish, and you bake it in the oven! After it's set, it is then UV protected, the inks are set, and it's even waterproof. Matt kicked over my drink on top of a whole stack of them once and it wiped right off, with no smudging!
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[User Picture]From: faerie544
2004-08-04 01:06 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Your Fabulous Jas! LOL! I can't wait to get started. Thanks for the exact directions-I probably would have used water-lol! Now back to cooking up those prints-lol! ~Erin
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2004-08-09 10:43 am (UTC)
That sounds so neat! I'd love to try it.
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[User Picture]From: tourmalina
2004-08-04 10:21 am (UTC)
A very beautiful mermaid! Her lovely face does look a little different from your other fairies...sort of otherworldly, doll-like and angelic all in one.
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-08-04 05:04 pm (UTC)
it's pretty but I don't like her face, her mouth is too little and the eyes are too big. TOO big. And she also looks fed up... but the rest is very nice, like allways
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-08-04 06:41 pm (UTC)

You sound a little jealous!

I don't like the way you spell always! John
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-08-05 05:40 pm (UTC)

Re: You sound a little jealous!

Excuse me Mister Perfect, I put L twice by mistake. I can make mistakes, can't I? I'm not jealous, I love Jasmine's art, I just wanted to make a constructive critic, I think that her other draws are nicer than her last one, that's all.
I'm sorry Jasmine if I offended you by any way.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-05 05:39 am (UTC)
Too big? There's no such thing! =P Thank you though ;)
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2004-08-09 10:58 am (UTC)
A new Jasmine mermaid painting is the best thing to come home from vacation too! I love mermaids and have been waiting for you to do more. This one is gorgeous! I love curvy things as oppose to straight and sharp things. Circles are my favorite shape. This paining has so many curves! It's perfect! I love, love the multiple circle windows she is peering through. And I love how her hair curls at the ends. And her face is just perfect. Definitely not a human's face. I feel like you painted it just for me, lol!! This absolutely has to go on my list of prints I need to buy from you.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-09 11:30 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you!!!! >^__^
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