Congrats on finishing that BIG painting! My knees, back and entire body ached just watching you paint it. LOL A chocolate fairy sounds yummy!
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO! You work too hard Lady Jasmine! You should come have some fun with me and Del on msn sometime, its a BLAST lol!!!
I cant WAIT to see that painting!!!!!!!
I have been waiting for the chocolate faery for ages so you would make me very happy! Have it dripping from her mouth.. Mmm...
Chocolate sounds yummy!!!
*lol-I'm so with you on the knees thing. I wish I'd finished-I've still two more large scale commisions to go.
I'm not complaining of course, regular money is so better than eBay, but at this rate, I'll be entering the US on a stretcher;)
How often does a client send you back for re-working after seeking approval? Just curious how fussy people can be with custom work.
Sounds like a nice neutral colors for a living room so you can pull in your fun colors elsewhere on furnishings etc.
Most of the time they don't at all, which is nice, hehe! The last several I've done didn't require any kind of revision.
Sometimes with portraits they will want small changes - "Her nose is just a bit too large" or "My hair is more blonde", etc. etc. etc.
When I was first starting out as an artist though there were some very very picky people who would want 15, 20, 30 different revisions. Eek! Lately though, everybody has been pretty happy with the original piece. If I think that somebody is going to be very picky about revisions I usually do a pencil sketch first and have them tell me how to revise it then before I start putting it down in paint - that's a lot easier.
hilda got these wonderful dark chocolate almonds yesterday for me. i was in heaven..i had to make brad take the bag from me so i wouldn't eat them all in like 5 minutes. today i am just wanting lots of water. i got my chocolate fix for a few days.
you can get a foam kneeling pad thingy ( made for gardeners ) at the dollar store for a dollar or two. then you can use it in your garden and also if you get a big painting ... truly a multi-use item.
That is a wonderful idea! We could use it out in the yard too - thank you so much for the suggestion!
LOL you are most welcome, I also used to use the same kneeling pad when I paddled the solo Bell canoe I borrowed from the neighbors before I got my kayak, the kneeling pad thing went from the garden to the canoe and back again ...
I love how you said that you are going to fix up some food right quick
That is soo cute
anyway I was righting to say that I like the idea of a chocolate themed Fairy.
Have a great Day!
I can't wait to see that commission, it was so big!
Chocolate themed fairy, yay! I am such a chocolate fiend, which is fine since tomorrow I think one of my friends has got me one of those BIG bars of chocolate for my birthday hehe. I shall be very happy......and feel sick lol.
So both of you are painting today! Matt on a slightly larger scale though lol! I'm sure it will look great, my Auntie's got her dressing room (she has a big house, damn her! Lol) in that kind of colour and she gave the whole room a kind of natural feel with browns and earthy colours. It looked cute! Plus, she had beanbags. They are SO comfy!
I can't believe how long you painted yesterday it was ALL DAY and it was getting dark and it got dark and you were still painting! AMAZING and the painting is enviably awesome (wish it were my dang portrait).
Love desert moss, very elegant - you guys have elegant taste!
2005-03-16 01:55 am (UTC)
Would it be copyright infringement if I did a painting inspired by you? Because I am almost finished with a painting that has a Jasmine feel to it, but is still my own concept. Just wondering...
I'll email you a picture of it once I finish. I'm painting along with you at the moment...keeps me going. Almost like a race...lol
Hi Abby! If you are doing it for yourself, not to put online or to try to make money off of, that's fine =) That's a good way to learn!
But otherwise, it's always good to work from your own inspiration, and that keeps it legal, and doesn't hurt the original artist's feelings ;) If your gut tells you that something isn't completely yours, you should trust your instincts!
But again, for just learning purposes a lot of people copy other artwork or the styles of other artists - we even did that at school! Not something that you would claim as your own, put online, or try to sell of course though =)
2005-03-16 04:09 am (UTC)
No, I don't think I plan on selling it. It is pretty hard to conjure inspiration on my own. I usually have to look at other people's artwork to get going because it makes me strive to become better. I've been at such an artist block lately, but in the past couple weeks, I have finished 3 paintings, just by watching you paint and looking at your gallery for inspiration.
The painting that I'm doing is what you would call a dragonling. I have always drawn fairies and dragongirls, which is why I like your artwork so much. Our ideas are so similar that I'm afraid I'll accidentally copy one of your paintings! I wanted to ask your permission though because the face on my dragonling has a Jasmine-feel to it. I didn't copy your fairy's face detail for detail, I just really enjoy the big eyes and small mouth and I wanted to incorporate that into my own painting.
I'm almost done with it...so I'll show you what I mean real soon.
mmmmmm.... did you say chocolate?
your work is amazingly beautiul.. I always have a hard time finding art that I like.. This is PERFECT!
Thank you so much!! >^___^
So is that why my back hurts so much...I'm channeling your pain! LOL
I can't wait to see that finished product.
A chocolate fairy. Love the idea...love chocolate. Call is the Hershey Fairy (oops copyright pooh).