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Shell Collector Mermaid - MOST AWESOME FRAME EVER! [May. 25th, 2008|07:08 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
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!

From: winterswitchery
2008-05-25 11:13 pm (UTC)
HOLY crap. You (and Matt) outdo yourself EVERY time *_*
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[User Picture]From: moon_touch
2008-05-25 11:19 pm (UTC)
Wow! Both the painting and the frame are absolutely stunning!! Excellent work!
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[User Picture]From: amanda_now
2008-05-25 11:32 pm (UTC)
Ooooooooooooooooooooooh! You have outdone yourself this time!!!!!! How amazing!!!!
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[User Picture]From: amanda_now
2008-05-25 11:33 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, Matt did an amazing job too! You guys are an amazing team!
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2008-05-26 01:07 am (UTC)
AH!! That's AWESOME!!!!! And that frame is OUT OF CONTROL AMAZING!!! So cool!! Good job to you AND Matt!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2008-05-26 02:04 am (UTC)
OMG!! This is beyond gorgeous honey. =) You and Matt did fantastic!!
I would love to buy something like this. ;)
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[User Picture]From: rendergirl
2008-05-26 02:41 am (UTC)
Wow, Jasmine, you and Matt should be REALLY proud of this one! I don't know how you did it, but the frame is stunning! And of course the painting is beautiful, as always!
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[User Picture]From: kellyhowlett
2008-05-26 04:56 am (UTC)
It's absolutely lovely. I hope you do more like it in the future.
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[User Picture]From: deannadavoli
2008-05-26 01:23 pm (UTC)
WOW, I am so blown away by this piece, Im not even exactly sure what to say! hehe. I love the way you paint eyes and faces now they are so dreamy and hauntingly beautiful. and that frame! OMG you and Matt make such a good team. It is so friggin cool! LOL it totally accents the painting without over powering it either. Im in awe.....you are such an inspiration. *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: princess_lilam
2008-05-26 05:28 pm (UTC)
Absolutely stunning work.
I wish I was able to see it in real life. I am missing out!
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[User Picture]From: darklingwoods
2008-05-26 06:35 pm (UTC)
Jasmine, she is breathtaking!
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[User Picture]From: jengaart
2008-05-27 05:17 pm (UTC)
MY gosh! That is just beautiful! Stunningly beautiful! Great job, both of you!!!!
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