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

Armful of Frogs - a new original painting, with a "Strangeling Frame"!

Hi everyone!

Something very special for you today - a new painting featuring a brand new "Strangeling Frame"!

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.

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The painting is called "Armful of Frogs" and she is beautiful! A dark haired forest nymph with a dress of leaves stands in front of a starry night sky. In her arms are three enormous frogs! Or perhaps she herself is very petite, and the frogs are just big compared to her. You decide! Her eyes are a golden green. She is on a gothic-style 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 second "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 she is HOLDING A FROG herself, and there are two other 3-d characters at the bottom corners of the frame - a wide eyed beauties each clutching HER own frog, and the other corner features a crawling caterpillar, a nature-y theme in keeping with the rest of the painting. Other details enhance the framing, which is all a hand-painted (by me!) bronzey-gold and aged/antiqued patina, to give it an old, corroded feel. The painting is a good size - I've even posted a photo of myself standing with it in the auction (see the link below) to show size. It is about 19" high and 14" 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 7-day auction on eBay starting at just ONE PENNY with NO reserve - the auction will be ending on the afternoon/evening of Monday, June 16th at 6:00 PM Central Time.

Click HERE to see my new "Armful of Frogs" - ORIGINAL STRANGELING FRAMED PAINTING

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

Jasmine's Original Paintings

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