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Beautiful new DRAGON Painting - from my FRANCE trip! [May. 30th, 2007|08:52 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
It has been pretty crazy around here trying to get caught up after my class in France. Whew!

I have finally had time though to finish a new painting - it turned out REALLY well, and being inspired by my trip to France it has a French title - "Dragon D’arc-en-ciel" (Rainbow Dragon). My art class visited a medieval village atop a hill in the Burgundy region and we had a picnic at a scenic overlook - we discussed the landscape extensively, so I decided to incorporate it into this painting. A lovely dark maiden is standing on top of a hill overlooking a scenic countryside valley - with a magnificent dark dragon with rainbow accents at her side. I am so proud of this painting, it is truly one of my best to date. So much detail!!

Click HERE to see my "Dragon D’arc-en-ciel" ORIGINAL PAINTING!

To see any OTHER available originals, just visit my Original Paintings section of my store here.

I'm slowly uploading and sorting through the photos from my trip. Don't worry - I will do a proper photo post with a trip synopsis soon, when I settle down a little, hehe.

Here's a photo of me & Larry (both looking a little grumpy, but we were really having lots of fun) at the picnic place that inspired my new dragon painting. It was so beautiful there!!

More photos surely to come.... but for now, I need some rest! Enjoy, everybody!

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From: mercurial_realm
2007-05-31 04:51 pm (UTC)
What a lovely memorandum of your stay in France-the countryside there is magnificent, makes me homesick for old blighty.
Btw, both Lani and I were struck looking at this picture, how much you look like a gothic Nicole Kidman.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-06-06 10:42 pm (UTC)
It really was a beautiful place, I loved it. Hey - I'm actually visiting Old Blighty next month - staying with my cousins in London for a week =) Anything I shouldn't miss out on there?

I get the Nicole Kidman comment a lot - I definitely take that as a compliment, I've always thought she was so pretty =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-06-06 10:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you Pixie! I've got to sort out some more of my pictures and am waiting on a disk from another student there, and then I plan on doing a good vacation synopsis, with pics =)
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2007-05-31 07:20 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! And Beautiful country-side too!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-06-06 10:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you Lisa! It was a magical place!
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[User Picture]From: kimbearlys
2007-06-01 02:27 am (UTC)


I love this one. I love all of them. You are toooooo good!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-06-06 10:45 pm (UTC)

Re: Wow!

Thank you Kim!!! This is one of the best paintings I've done so far, and has special meaning for me =)
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[User Picture]From: btrflyvampvixen
2007-06-01 02:57 am (UTC)
Love the new painting!
And you look great! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-06-06 10:46 pm (UTC)
>^___^< Thank you Mary!!
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2007-06-01 04:03 pm (UTC)
What a GORGEOUS dragon!!!! I love the landscape!! It gives the whole painting such atmosphere!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-06-06 10:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you Dawn!! It was such a mystical looking place in person too, I just had to paint it!!
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[User Picture]From: krisgoat
2007-06-01 04:05 pm (UTC)
Wow nice dragon !! And DAMN France is soooo beautifulll! You lucky girl!

Off Topic time:
My friends friend is going to Florida in August to go to the Worlds Yoyo Contest in Orlando. He is going to pick her up a all-over-print sweater there but doesn't know where to shop at! Hes from Brazil. Do you know of a store that sells them around there?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-06-06 10:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you Kris!!

Very cool! Hmm - I'm not sure what an all-over-print-sweater is, hehe. I really don't know how many sweaters of any kind you'll find in Florida in the summer, but his best bet is probably the Florida Mall - it's a good mall, really big, and chock full of clothing stores of all kinds. It's a big stop for tourists too so any taxi should be able to get him there!
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[User Picture]From: tourmalina
2007-06-02 04:46 am (UTC)
Welcome back! Great photo of you -- you look very healthy and vibrant. Wonderful landscape in your beautiful dragon painting!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-06-06 10:49 pm (UTC)
>^__^< Thank you so much!!
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[User Picture]From: femmdraven
2007-06-02 08:48 am (UTC)
This has nothing to do with your post, but I just found checks online that can be ordered with your "gothlings" on them!

In case others didn't know about this, here's the link:
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-06-06 10:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!

They are GREAT checks - I have them myself (the company that licensed them gave me a big box, hehe) - and I get a lot of compliments on them =)
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[User Picture]From: akeyla
2007-06-02 04:06 pm (UTC)
just letting you know I am amazed by that very painting and so happy that its going well. Hopeing that it will fly much higher :)
you're an inspiration :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-06-06 10:51 pm (UTC)
>^___^< Thank you so much!!!
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[User Picture]From: jaishi
2007-06-10 03:34 pm (UTC)


Hey Jasmine,
OMG!!! This painting is exsquisite!!! I'm playing catch up one livejournal and the last few painting I saw of yours are gorgeous...wow..too much to take in one shot, lol.

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