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Cheap Wine & New Art [Mar. 9th, 2006|08:53 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Somebody recently told me that my artwork was the "White Zinfandel" of the artworld. It was intended as an insult - according to conoisseurs, white zinfandel isn't a "real" wine, it's just a crowd-pleaser, usually cheap, maybe a little "common" or "low-brow". But you know what? It's my favourite wine. I like it because it tastes good. And I like my artwork, my faeries, my fantasy worlds because they make me happy =) So in celebration of happiness, fantasy & cheap wine, I bring you.....click below to see.....

"White Zinfandel"



So there ;P

Now for some MINI PAINTINGS! Bargain priced at $50 each, these sell FAST so I apologize in advance if any (or all) have already sold. Click the titles to see them:

"Lovely Green Eyes"

& "Blue Eyed Stare"

& "What Shall I Do?"

& "Through the Murky Green"

Enjoy!
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[User Picture]From: darkangellilith
2006-03-10 02:04 am (UTC)
I don't know anything about wine but I think she is stunning! Her eyes are simply amazing although you always paint the most wonderful eyes. Those are my own personal favorite things to paint and I think they really make or break a painting if that makes any sense.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-15 06:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!

I totally agree with you - the eyes are the most important part of a painting (a painting of a person or animal at least, hehe - not so much landscapes or still-lifes, unless potatoes are involved....). It's my favourite part of the painting too!
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[User Picture]From: hippiechic567
2006-03-10 02:07 am (UTC)
What a crappy insult! I adore your art. This new piece is splendid! Those grapes are so lush and juicy-looking! And she is perfect-I love the tipsy gleam in her eyes and her shiny hair and the Greenman! Gorgeous! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-15 06:50 pm (UTC)
I thought it was kind of a funny insult, hehe - at any rate, it inspired a good painting!
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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2006-03-10 02:10 am (UTC)
ok i have been in hiding but i had to come out for a second. Who the hell said that to you? Point me at them, Im in a bad mood and in need of a punching bag! xP anyways...i LOVE this one, the grapes look juicy and yummy and although im not a fan of that wine id have a glass just because of this painting :)
xoxo
Alex~
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2006-03-10 02:35 am (UTC)
xoxoxoxooxox hey girl!!! I hope your doing ok!! You know my # I'm alway here!
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From: watercolorwitch
2006-03-10 02:10 am (UTC)
Hehehe Good for you!! I just love how people feel like they can come up and tell you what "your" art is. In this day and age people still don't understand what creative expressions is. Your art is your art. People like it , people don't. But either way what other people think of it is really quite meaningless. What matters is that this is the world you have created.
White Zinfandel is fantastic! Will you be offering prints of this one? I know my sister would enjoy it hehe
I think one would look nice in my kitchen to!
xxoo
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-15 06:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you Louise! =)

It does make me giggle a little, hehe. To be honest, I don't really care that much if people do think about my artwork in that way. I like thinking that I paint things that make people happy - painting things that the average person would like, not the art critics. I know my audience, heck - I am my audience. It's the type of stuff I would have covered my walls with when I was a teenager, and I haven't really changed since then =)

Sure thing! After I've sold the original I will put her up as a "sale" print and release the canvas prints as well! I agree - she'd be great in a kitchen setting.
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From: faerieraindance
2006-03-10 02:12 am (UTC)
Very bad insult ... but I love ther results .. a new "na-na-phhhft" painting. I would have done the same thing. Can't say much for the wine, any and all give me bad tummy hurts.

Love the grean man in there and the expression of the little fae. Keep up the amazing work !!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-15 07:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!! Hehe, people can insult me all they like if I get a good painting out of each one....
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From: jimmycuervo
2006-03-10 02:12 am (UTC)
Cheers to White Zinfandel Jas! I love the wine and this painting!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-15 07:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!! >^___^
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-15 07:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! Lol, no kidding - people like my art? What an insult!
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[User Picture]From: violetsometimes
2006-03-10 02:20 am (UTC)
hey, i love cheap wine too. (altho i disagree with the comparison!)
my favorite is cheapo sangria that's like $6 for a huge JUG, lol.
and the joke's on whoever said that, since you'll actually be making money off of their insult.
and i really like the painting too. ;)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-15 07:06 pm (UTC)
Oh man - I love sangria - I think I know the one you mean - it's bright coloured and has pictures of fruit or something on it - I get it at Costco, hehe.
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2006-03-10 02:33 am (UTC)
Jasmine! It's a gorgeous painting!!!! That insult was from a jealous person! The insult is back on them now because you have wisely turned it into a thing of beauty! ((((((((HUGS))))))))) I hope that I am able to do the same if I'm ever in a similar situation. Oh and have a wonderful time on your retreat!! ;)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-15 07:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you Carrie!!!

I'm so excited - I leave at the crack of dawn tomorrow!
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[User Picture]From: hawkamaka
2006-03-10 02:38 am (UTC)

WHAT???????

I can't wait to see the Boone's Farm one next! People have no class!
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[User Picture]From: kaokame
2006-03-10 03:08 am (UTC)

Re: WHAT???????

Hey! That is my favorite wine!
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[User Picture]From: weetzie_baby
2006-03-10 02:41 am (UTC)
Haha that's awesome, I love your attitude! Taking negative critisism like that and turning it into something positive, you're brill. =D
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-15 07:07 pm (UTC)
Hehe, thank you Jacey!
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From: klwillowb
2006-03-10 02:42 am (UTC)
Oh people are crazy. I have had comments like why do you only paint dogs chest up, why don't you try something different etc.....they don't stop to think that you might actually enjoy painting what you do......people are so bloody odd sometimes Jasmine.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-15 07:08 pm (UTC)
It's true! What the heck are they trying to accomplish?
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[User Picture]From: gossamerfaery
2006-03-10 02:48 am (UTC)
Ha ha! White zinfadel! If someone had said that to me, I wouldn't even have understood that they were insulting me! If you're white zinfadel, then I'm probably like Zima or Busch!! Oh wait no! Moonshine! That's a little more hillbilly! LOL XOXO!!
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[User Picture]From: _boxinghelena
2006-03-10 01:26 pm (UTC)
*giggle*
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[User Picture]From: novemberhour
2006-03-10 02:51 am (UTC)
Cheap wine is one of life's greatest pleasures. I love this painting.

I had a dream about the Green Man the other night.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-15 07:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you Annie! Agreed! Why spend $30 on one bottle of wine when I can buy ten $3 bottles?
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[User Picture]From: rendergirl
2006-03-10 02:52 am (UTC)
I think I would have told that person, "I may be White Zinfandel, but I'm laughing all the way to the bank, baby!".
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-03-15 07:11 pm (UTC)
Hehe, I have to say that thought did cross my mind..... ;O)
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