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Good morning!!!!!!! [Mar. 16th, 2005|10:01 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
The client for the large commissioned portrait has approved the painting (yay!) - I'm so happy that they like it!

I didn't take scans of it since it's so large (50 inches across!) and it's not going to be a published piece, so I took some shots of it with my digital camera. Now, I'm not the best photographer and some of the pics are a little skewed (I didn't the camera parallel to the painting, so they're kind of at an angle - the lines are all really straight, hehe!), but I thought I'd share some pics of it with all of you since I know many of you watched me paint!

Click on the cut link below to see! It is a portrait of a woman (the mother of the client who commissioned it) who is a book collector. The car in the photo at the top was one of her favourites so I included it in the portrait!

Pretty neat!!

I'm working on a new painting right now - a chocolate fairy! It makes me hungry every time I look at it!

Matt's painting the living room with its second coat - it is looking AWESOME - soooo much better than that awful powdery blue colour - it looks like a completely different room and looks great with our furniture!

All right - I'm going to go paint on my chocolate fairy - you can peek in on me HERE while I work!!!

[User Picture]From: jessamyn_rl
2005-03-16 03:13 pm (UTC)
It's so great! I can't find the right words, just awesome! I so love the little fairy sitting on the book and the portraits in the picture. Awesome!
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[User Picture]From: gr8shapes
2005-03-16 03:20 pm (UTC)
WOW! that is such a cool commission! the client must be thrilled! i love all the special personal details like the car, the portraits..SO COOL! some characters from fairy tail books...all the cool books! WOW! so neat! great job :)
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From: smellsliketasty
2005-03-16 03:21 pm (UTC)
O...M...G... WOW :)))
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[User Picture]From: kimbearlys
2005-03-16 03:23 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ariesx5452
2005-03-16 03:27 pm (UTC)
I think its wonderful, i love the litte Alice with the mushroom, and the dragontail coming from the books. Theres just so much of this painting to love. Again another job well done.
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[User Picture]From: kimbearlys
2005-03-16 03:28 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: wyrdpainter
2005-03-16 03:42 pm (UTC)
Wow! Now that's a big painting! I love all the fairy tale details, and the cameo pictures including yourself are just inspired. And the little Alice in Wonderland, that's what I become when surrounded by books too.
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2005-03-16 03:46 pm (UTC)
Wow!!! What a great portrait, Jas!!! I'm sure she'll love it!! And the little story book characters that are out of their books are adorable!!!
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[User Picture]From: erikasfriends
2005-03-16 03:47 pm (UTC)
Congratulations Jasmine, it's a wonderful portrait with really cool details! I really enjoyed watching you paint this. Aren't you glad you didn't have to paint on the book titles? lol

Chocolate fairy YUM!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-17 08:33 pm (UTC)
LOL! I almost thought about doing that, but then I decided that it would #1 - take forever, and #2 it might ruin it to add text - I'm very picky about seeing hand painted text incorporated into my artwork for some reason!
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[User Picture]From: mypoohkerbean
2005-03-16 04:02 pm (UTC)
Its so great! You do such a wonderful job!
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[User Picture]From: _boxinghelena
2005-03-16 04:31 pm (UTC)
Wow, look at the detail. I love the little portraits.
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From: flamingfaery
2005-03-16 04:39 pm (UTC)

Great Job.

Jasmine, How do you do it I was watching you paint that huge painting your knees must hurt and your back didnot look comfortable. The Chocolate fairy is cute but I couldnot get a good look at her face the webcam goes clear than fuzzy. Well have a great day! Sharon P.S. Doctor said I cannot have chocolate anymore or cheese mirgranes had a bad one yesterday and I love chocolate especially if it is from Europe. Peeps too.
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From: winterswitchery
2005-03-16 04:41 pm (UTC)
Somehow a small bit of it doesn't feel quite finished..but it's adorable and lovely all the same ^^
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[User Picture]From: girliwhirl
2005-03-16 05:17 pm (UTC)
Yay! I got to watch you paint some of this one! I love the little peeking dragon eyes!
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[User Picture]From: 67_chevelle
2005-03-16 05:34 pm (UTC)
That turned out so Beautiful! I'm sure your customer must be thrilled. All the details are Wonderful. It amazes me to watch you paint and then see the finished painting. On the webcam, you just cannot appreciate all the smaller details you put into it.
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[User Picture]From: fragirl
2005-03-16 06:49 pm (UTC)
wow its huge. good job.
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[User Picture]From: irrimiri
2005-03-16 07:31 pm (UTC)
I love the details on it. Beautiful!!

And chocolate?? yummie. Good luck with painting that delicious fairy, and good luck for Matt too ^_^ now you are both painting, lol!
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[User Picture]From: lindseylovesyou
2005-03-16 08:50 pm (UTC)
WOW! a chocolate fairy?! how creative and delicious sounding!!:D hehe. i love that painting up there as well! the eyes in the darkness.. and the green tail.. how awesome :)
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[User Picture]From: roguequixotic
2005-03-17 01:00 am (UTC)
<3 You do amazing work!!! But you don't need me to tell you that... it's as obvious as a red streak on a white wall. :)))
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From: velcrow_rabbit
2005-03-17 02:12 am (UTC)
It turned out so beautifully! *^_^*
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[User Picture]From: kialo
2005-03-17 02:32 am (UTC)
Bravo! Love the hidden dragon (it is a dragon right). Poe, Shakespeare, 2 favs of mine. Not placing the lady though. Is it a Bronte sister?

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-24 08:43 pm (UTC)
Aha! Nope - actually it's a self-portrait hidden in there, hehe!
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-03-17 02:38 am (UTC)


Was it because of me that you put in the disclaimer? I wanted to do the painting. I didn't copy any particular picture or painting of yours. I just painted the big eyes and small mouth because when you do it, it looks cute and I wanted my paintings to be cute too. Are you mad at me that I didn't ask permission before painting my picture? If it makes you feel any better, my painting turned out kinda crappy. I mean, its ok, at least I tried. But I don't think I'll ever become as good of an artist as you.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-03-17 03:05 am (UTC)

Re: copyright

Not at all, Abby!

I post this every couple of months for the new people on my list =)

It's actually more in concern of photographs of myself that I post!
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2005-03-17 05:31 am (UTC)
That was such a COOOOOL commission! You need to do a whole Jasmine stuck in a fairy world with her creations kind of thing!
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[User Picture]From: wickedgillie
2005-03-17 03:11 pm (UTC)
positively stunning, jasmine. it's a wonderful composition, and sure to be a family heirloom. the family must be thrilled!
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[User Picture]From: rubyg
2005-03-17 10:08 pm (UTC)
That comission is fabulous! And thats great that they liked it! Its lovely!
Hehe I'm just catching up on everyone's journals, of course I wasn't really online yesterday!
And thats cool that the living room is looking good, by the sounds of it that blue didn't look so hot!
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