Jasmine Becket-Griffith (jasminetoad) wrote,
Jasmine Becket-Griffith

Shell Collector Mermaid - MOST AWESOME FRAME EVER!

Hi everyone!

Something very special for you today - unlike anything I've done so far!

I have a beautiful, amazingly unique painting for you - a collaboration between myself (the artist) and my husband Matt (the framer/woodcrafter) which combines both 2-dimensional painted elements as well as 3-dimensional sculptural elements! Not only is it a stunning painting - it also has an ORIGINAL "Strangeling Frame"! The frame was handcrafted and hand-cast by myself & Matt - in fact the frame itself contains some of my 3-d wide eyed beauties! It is way too cool! You really have to see this one (link is below) to see what I mean. This is definitely one of my most magnificent creations to date, so you are in for a treat!

The painting is called "Shell Collector" and I'm so proud of her! A gorgeous dark haired mermaid on a stormy sea - she is clutching some beautiful sea shells. Her eyes are the colour of the sea. She is on a gothic-style peaked wood panel (masonite) with a stunning carved wood and cast resin frame. The framing/panel almost looks like something you'd see in a Renaissance or Medieval art museum - much like an old altar piece. The frame is the first "Strangeling Frame" we've made - it is actually part of the panel itself -combining the 3-dimensional characters along with the painting on the panel. At the top of the frame is a magnificent ornate casting featuring a bust of one of my Strangeling girls, and there are two other 3-d characters at the bottom corners of the frame - two wide eyed beauties each clutching a their own seashells, in theme with the rest of the painting. Other details enhance the framing, which is all a hand-painted (by me!) copper and aged/antiqued patina, to give it an old, sea-corroded feel. The painting is quite large - I've even posted a photo of myself standing with it in the auction (see the link below) to show size. It is about 29" high and 17" wide, and the ornamentation on the frame is probably about an inch or two thick. It is READY TO HANG! I am so happy I am able to start creating works like these, and by collaborating with my husband and his workshop, I truly have made my dream a reality, especially now that we are branching into TRULY original frames! It really has to be seen in person to appreciate it! It is an original acrylic painting on masonite and it is up for a 10-day auction on eBay starting at just a penny with NO reserve - the auction will be ending on the afternoon/evening of Wednesday, June 4th at 6:00 PM Central Time. Click on the picture below to see details and more photos of the frame:


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


There will many more to come - including some super-special pieces just for Dragon*Con!
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