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I'm back! And I have new paintings - even an OIL PAINTING, & more..... [Jul. 10th, 2007|08:57 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Hi everyone!

I am back from my trip! I had a wonderful time visiting with my family over the holiday.

We stayed with my sister Amber and her husband Chris and had so much fun! Kachina & the kids came over a lot - we got to spend time with them throughout the trip, which was great!

On the 4th of July we had our traditional picnic with my mother's side of the family (cousins, etc) and played baseball (which I did great at, by the way, hehe - no strikes!!).

Then we headed up to my dad's new place. He just bought a house out in the country - it's like 30 acres of land, full of critters and ponds and hay, lol. The house is a work-in-progress though, hehe. LOTS of relatives were there - lots of food, watermelons, etc. We set of TONS of fireworks, blowing up all kinds of stuff.

We visited Matt's family, more family, went to restaurants, shopping, parks, etc. On Chris' birthday a lot of his friends & family came over and we watched the UFC fight and had lots of snacks & drinks.

We also went to the Toy & Miniature Museum which is a really neat place!

Now I'm back home and buried under a mountain of work =P Orders & business stuff are fine, but please forgive any delays while I try to catch up on personal emails, etc.

Next up - the new paintings!!!

The first painting is the first oil painting that I have ever offered. It is also FRAMED - it is called "Vibrant Butterfly Fairy". It features a beautiful VIBRANT (those oil paints can get some amazingly bright jewel-like colours!) fairy with rainbowed wings, with a butterfly friend to match. And guess what - it is FRAMED! Yes, you get the FRAME too - and it is beautiful!. Framed by my wonderful husband, Matt. I don't often offer work that is already framed, or ready-to-hang, so this is quite special. Framed it measures 18.5"x21" - if you look at the auction you'll see a photo of myself holding the painting, to give you a good idea of how that looks. It is an original OIL painting on a panel of masonite board (8"x10" in size) and it has been framed in an AMAZING 5.5" wide heavy, posh-looking, gold leafed wooden antique frame with a lot of detail that perfectly complements this piece.
She is 100% ready-to-hang - just stick her up on a nail on the wall, and you are good to go! She is up in my eBay store at a fixed price where she will remain until purchased (otherwise I'll take her with me to the Fall conventions of Faerie-Con and Dragon*Con, so grab her if you like her now!) - you can see her below....

Click HERE to see "Vibrant Butterfly Fairy" FRAMED ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING

The next painting is a stunning acrylic painting, up for auction! Called "Skulls and Stars" it is absolutely adorable.... you can see her below....

Click HERE to see "Skulls and Stars" ORIGINAL PAINTING

To see any other available originals, just visit my Original Paintings section of my store here:


Next up are the new #01 Limited Edition Hand Embellished Canvas Prints for some of my NEWEST paintings - these turned out beautifully - just click the links below - each is the #01 of its edition:

"Gargoyles of Notre Dame" #01 Lt. Ed. CANVAS PRINT

& "Pinot Noir" #01 Lt. Ed. CANVAS PRINT

& "Red Ribbon Fairy" #01 Lt. Ed. CANVAS PRINT

Next up are my SALE PRINTS!!!

To see them all together visit the SALE section of my store here:

Click HERE for ALL the sale prints!

or individually, click or copy&paste the links below:

"Gargoyles of Notre Dame" 8x10 SALE PRINT $10 & "Gargoyles of Notre Dame"12x16 BIG SALE PRINT $20

and "Pinot Noir" 8x10 SALE PRINT $10 & "Pinot Noir"12x16 BIG SALE PRINT $20

and "Red Ribbon Fairy" 8x10 SALE PRINT $10 & "Red Ribbon Fairy"12x16 BIG SALE PRINT $20

Back to work!


[User Picture]From: jaishi
2007-07-11 01:29 am (UTC)
Hi Jazzy! Glad to hear you had a wonderful 4th with the family!! Congrats on your first oil painting!!! You know I purchased oil paint a few weeks back and haven't start using it yet, lol. Some kind of weird phobia I'm having. Both of your paintings look FANTASTIC!!

Oh and I love Matt's framing!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-16 04:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you Shirley! Oil paints are tricky, but in a way I think they're easier to work with than acrylics. I do hate mucking around with the turpentine & linseed oil, etc. (I like the immediate water & brush of acrylics), but the results are awfully pretty.

Matt is so talented at that type of thing. I'm a lucky girl!
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[User Picture]From: pixiewildflower
2007-07-11 01:34 am (UTC)
Welcome back dear. Always a pleasure to see you and your lovely art.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-16 04:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you Pixie!
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[User Picture]From: spooksquad_
2007-07-11 01:49 am (UTC)

Ah, oils...

NOW you're talking. Come on back over to our side, Jasmine. :D Oils.

No really, very cool. I hope you send more stuff to D*C, I'd like to see some of these in person, I missed them last year. I misses a lot of art related socializing last year, I'm always so busy at D*C.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-16 05:01 pm (UTC)

Re: Ah, oils...

Mwahaha! I had a great time with the oils - I think I'll try to do an oil painting now and again....

I will - I'm going to Dragon*Con in person, bringing a van chock full of paintings & prints =) I'll be in the art show and will have an artist's bazaar table, chatting & autographing, etc. =)
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2007-07-11 03:32 am (UTC)
sorry we missed yet another year of family gathering. We are those invisible family members who occaisonally drop in, but it is such a rarity.

We really do miss getting to see everyone and bringing ruth around for entertainment. It is great to hear about the family though, i see so little posted about what is going on in amber, kachina, and erick's lives now a days. I realize everyone is busy and has alot going on. We fall victim to that trap quite often ourselves!

Hope your next trip is truly fantastic and give Ann a hug for me when you see her.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-16 05:01 pm (UTC)
I will definitely hug her for you! I haven't seen Annie & Matt for quite a while, really. It will be fun combining visiting them with visiting the UK!
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From: amanda_now
2007-07-11 03:45 am (UTC)
WOW, that oil painting is GORGEOUS. How does it compare to painting with acrylics? Will we see a switch in the future, more oils and such?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-16 05:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you Amanda!!!

In some ways it is a lot easier (blending, bright colours, glazing, etc.) but more annoying in other ways (like drying time, chemicals, turpentine, etc.). I think I will try to do an oil painting periodically, I enjoyed this one and think I could do great things with oils if I keep at it.

I love acrylics though, and painting quickly is my bread-and-butter sometimes, so I'm not giving them up!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2007-07-11 04:56 am (UTC)
Welcome back, sweetie! I've missed you. I absolutely adore your two new paintings! =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-16 05:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jessica!!! I've been in & out all summer, interspersing business & family trips with painting my fingers off getting ready for the fall conventions. I hardly get a chance to sit down and take a breath, it seems!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2007-07-16 05:21 pm (UTC)
Your welcome, hun!! =)
Yeah, it seems like you've been all over the place this summer so far. You need to sit and relax.
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[User Picture]From: akeyla
2007-07-11 02:39 pm (UTC)
beautiful! I wish I had the funds !
say, where do you get all those awesome frames? I didnt even know you could get frames like that.. then again my country only knows ol single goldframe...
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-16 05:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!

My husband Matty managed a frameshop for many years (even before I met him!) so he is a master at that type of stuff. We have our whole garage now set up as a framing & matting workshop for him.

A lot of the frames I use are antiques, whenever I'm at an antique shop, thrift store, or fleamarket I pick up frames that look good, my house is full of them! We also get them at import stores and framing distributors - sometimes we get really high quality stuff for reasonable prices. Occasionally I'll get them at Michael's or Hobby Lobby, but they are kind of overpriced for mass-produced frames.
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From: the_bex
2007-07-11 03:30 pm (UTC)
Awwww, I love Skulls & Stars. I want it for my desktop background.

Your work rocks, it's so cool seeing it pop up here & there, like Hot Topic and at Target :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-16 05:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!

Hehe - it's fun for me too - sometimes I just happen across my stuff at stores when I'm doing my regular shopping, it is a great feeling =)
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[User Picture]From: thephoenixx
2007-07-11 04:26 pm (UTC)
Both are wonderful but I LOVE the skulls and stars! The little lace on the wings is so detailed and cute. Glad you came home safely from your trip and you enjoyed yourself.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-16 05:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!! =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-16 05:13 pm (UTC)
Last fall/winter at Larry Elmore's retreat we spent about a week straight (18 hour days) oil painting. I learned a lot from that, I hadn't worked with them much before.

Although when I was in middle school I had the Bob Ross Oil Painting for Beginners kit - I painted a handful of Happy Little Landscapes, which really set me off seriously as a painter, believe it or not!

Oils are fun, in some ways easier than acrylics. I got the normal kind which are annoying because of the turpentine, linseed oil, cobalt dryer, etc. involved (I hate chemicals like that, and I prefer using acrylics because they are non-toxic and just nee dwater). But blending was amazing, so was glazing, and adding really BRIGHT pigments so quickly was nice. I'll probably try to work more with oils, but I'm never giving up acrylics.
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2007-07-11 06:58 pm (UTC)
Vibrant Butterfly Fairy is STUNNING!!!! Such rich colors!!! o.O And that frame is to die for...it's a work of art in and of itself. :P

Skulls and Stars is too cute!! ^^

I'm glad you had a great vacation with your whole family!!! That's what holidays are all about!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-16 05:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you Dawn!!!

I had a great time! And then in about a week I'm visiting more cousins across the sea (in London - woohoo!). I'm getting to see a lot of family this summer, which is good.
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2007-07-17 01:19 am (UTC)
Wow...LONDON!! You're really traveling this year. How awesome for you!! You work so hard, that you deserve it, though!! ^^
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2007-07-11 08:04 pm (UTC)

Love them!

I love skulls and stars its my ultimate favorite.
the lace trim around her wings is a nice touch ^^ lol
She is gorgeous!!

And your first oil painting is very vibrant, i think it has better blending than your acrylic paintings! Awesome job!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-16 05:16 pm (UTC)

Re: Love them!

Thank you so much!!

Oils are waaaay easier to blend, it is true.....
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2007-07-16 08:22 pm (UTC)

Re: Love them!

Yeah my friend never used acrylics until this year in painting class, she uses oils all the time.
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2007-07-11 11:14 pm (UTC)
Cute & Cute! I love the way your oil painting came out! Good job!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-07-16 05:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you Lisa!!!
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