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Alchemy Angel - Original "Creation" - Triptych/Altarpiece painting... I love it! [Dec. 13th, 2007|08:20 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Hi everyone!

Sorry I've been quiet lately - but it's been worth the wait, I think! =)

Between the holiday rush of orders & other paintings, etc. - Matt (kaokame) and I have been collaborating on a project!

With Matt's birthday money last month he was able to build up the frameshop/woodshop he's been putting together over the years, and finally he's gotten to the point where we can create some pretty amazing stuff!

I've always been fascinated with Medieval & Renaissance altarpieces - triptychs, diptychs, polytychs, etc. - big framed wooden pieces with multiple panels and ornate mouldings - I've been obsessed with them for years. It's always been my goal to eventually work my artwork into similar fomrats. So here's our first attempt at aRenaissance altarpiece-style wooden triptych!

It is a "triptych" which means that it is actually three paintings on panels, divided by golden frames - a sort of "3 in 1" type of piece. It is called "Alchemy Angel" - a gothic angel type creature is in the central panel - her arms crossed and arcane symbols adorn her gown. On the left panel is the Alchemist - a recurring character in my work - wearing a plague doctor mask! On the right hand panel is a thoughtful skeleton. I have always wanted to create a work like this, and by collaborating with my husband and his workshop, I truly have made my dream a reality. I am very proud of this painting. It really has to be seen in person to appreciate it! My husband Matty handcrafted the panel & frame out of wood! I then hand painted all of the gold details on mouldings/framing myself - it is so cool! Yes it the "frame" (attached to the panel to form the border & triptych is included!). It is READY TO HANG and is really stunning, finished with a glossy varnish. It is about 24" wide by 20" tall in the center - original acrylic painting on wood (lightweight, easy to hang, around 1" thick with the framing). She is up for a 7-day auction on eBay starting at just a penny with NO reserve - the auction will be ending on the evening of Thursday, December 20th at 7:06 PM Central Time. Click on the sneak preview picture below to see the whole painting:



Click HERE for my "Alchemy Angel" - ORIGINAL HUGE TRIPTYCH PAINTING ON WOOD



I can't believe Matt turned a pile of scrap lumber into this, wow! (and of course, I helped by painting it, hehe).

To see any other original paintings of mine currently available, click HERE

Let me know what you think! If this works out, I plan on doing a lot of this type of thing - it really made me feel fun and creative. I have all sorts of mad fancies in my head now with new ideas....

Enjoy!
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From: mercurial_realm
2007-12-14 03:08 am (UTC)
Your best work ever!!!! Country mile for me. Of course, I share your empathy for the medieval, so you are spot on for my tastes. Matt is an extraordinary craftsman too.
Really beautiful work Jasmine.
As an aside-I've worked on a little something for you, and its on its way to you, along with my wifes own extraordinary craft.

x

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-12-14 03:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you David!! This is one of the ones I kinda want to keep for myself =P

Very cool - I look forward to seeing it!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-12-14 03:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!! I sketched it out, and Matt went into his workshop and came out with the panel, frame & all.

Ah, probably we'll ship it the same way I ship all my big framed paintings! It's always a little bit of a hassle, but we are very careful with packing & shipping. Matt does that as well - he typically hand makes the cardboard crating to size, custom fitting it, and has a small "factory" area set up with various kinds of corner protectors, bubble wrap of varying size/thickness, polyvinyl, bagging, etc. He makes them pretty much postman-proof! We've shipped paintings 5 feet long before, eek!
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2007-12-14 03:28 am (UTC)
OMG i love triptychs!!

She is gorgeous jasmine! I love her ^^ She looks like...death.
if I had an alter..id definitely put her there lol
Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year too ^^


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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-12-14 03:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you as well!!
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[User Picture]From: rendergirl
2007-12-14 03:54 am (UTC)
Wow, it's beautiful! Congratulations to you both, you did a stunning job, and the frame is fantastic!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-12-14 03:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you Becca!!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-12-14 03:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you Mere! I want to keep it, hehe. I have all sorts of grandious plans now for big folding altars and wall sized multi-tych panels.... Matt doesn't know what he's in for, lol.
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2007-12-14 05:50 am (UTC)
Wow! This is exquisite. It looks like there is so much intricate work in this.
*Hugs*
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-12-14 03:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much Jess!!!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2007-12-15 07:14 am (UTC)
Your welcome, sweetie! =)
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2007-12-14 04:35 pm (UTC)
oh my GOSH!!! You guys did something AMAZING!!!!! I honestly think this is probably even your BEST PIECE YET!!!!! WOW! Matt's got MAD SKILLZ with the framing! I had no idea!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-12-17 04:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you Lisa!!! I'm very proud of it!!

Matt was a framer for many, many years before I met him! Little did he know he was training for his future career.... as my HUSBAND! ;)
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2007-12-17 05:38 pm (UTC)
hee hee!!!
That's great though that he's getting to bring his AMAZING skills to use & you guys get to collaborate! WOW! you guys do great things when you both bring something to the table! It just goes to a WHOLE new level! I love it!!!
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[User Picture]From: ulaluma
2007-12-14 04:57 pm (UTC)
STUNNING!!!! Look forward to seeing more!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-12-17 04:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you Polly!!! I've got lots more in the works!!!
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[User Picture]From: zerick
2007-12-14 05:45 pm (UTC)
omg omg omg omg!!!

It is with breathtaking pieces like that, that you will mark the century with your art, seriously! KEEP doing this, to me this is what Jasmine Becket Griffith's painting and vision is all about! Your Alchemist character is the older memories of your work that I can remember seeing on eBay ages ago, I was 15 !! LOL from the moment I saw him, I could always recognize your style and could see right away that you were different from any other artists I've seen art from ( not just on the "eBay world" of course lollll )

This kind of art of yours will live forever in books for the years after we'll all be dead, LOL, ( cuz that will actually happen O__O ) and kids and students will have to write stuff about you and your art as homeworks, hehehehehhehehehe !!!

Miss you darling !!! Gonna write you an email next week, gotta tell you something !!!

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-12-17 04:18 pm (UTC)
>^____^< Thank you Del!!!!!! ::blush blush blush::

I was so happy the whole time I worked on this, and it was extra special since Matt & I worked together on it. We have lots more planned - next year is going to be great!
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[User Picture]From: btrflyvampvixen
2007-12-14 09:02 pm (UTC)
I think it's beautiful! Great work, both of you! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-12-17 04:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-12-17 04:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you Pixie! We had lots of fun!
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[User Picture]From: thephoenixx
2007-12-15 01:20 am (UTC)
Wow Jasmine,that is just lovely. I am glad you and Matt where able to work together on something creative. You both did a wonderful job.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-12-17 04:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you Ash!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-12-17 04:19 pm (UTC)

Re: Amazing...

Thank you so much! I felt so happy the whole time I worked on this, very refreshing for me =) Matt had fun too! There will definitely be more to come!
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2007-12-16 03:24 am (UTC)
Hey Jasmine, I was wondering, I just realized that ive been getting more emails in my yahoo email than my other email and i was wondering if there was anyway i could get my yahoo account of ur email list so i dont get all those notifications there?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2007-12-17 04:20 pm (UTC)
Hey Heather!

The mailing list is through Bravenet, so in order to unsubscribe on email address you will need to click the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of that email!
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