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Nymphs Collecting Berries (BIG New Painting!), New Drawings, & a charity statue auction...... [Jul. 12th, 2008|08:10 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Hi everyone!

Fantastic update for you - three originals - one is a huge framed painting that is perhaps one of my best pieces yet! The other two are new original drawings. Also I have a link to one of my now-sold-out Lt. Ed. Statues that is up for a charity auction.

The huge new original painting is called "Nymphs Collecting Berries." I do feel that personally it is one of my best, most beautiful, and most well-painted pieces to date. Inspired by my recent trip to France (specifically the landscape around the Alphonse de Lamartine estate), I have painted three bewitching nymphs enjoying the Burgundy countryside. It shows what might superficially be seen as a lighthearted scene - berry picking, with an impromptu picnic. After spending some time with this painting though, you will notice that it really has more of a rather somber feeling to it, with some ominous overtones and an approaching storm. This is a painting I can't stop myself from staring at, and the wading nymph really does seem to stare back at me. There's something special about this piece - I've sold many paintings over the past decade, it's always bittersweet parting with them - but this one will truly be missed, I hope it goes somewhere where it will be appreciated. There is an excruciating amount of detail in it, individual blades of grass, distant farmlands, glistening berries, juice stained fingers, delicate ripples and waterplants - there is a lot going on in this piece. "Nymphs Collecting Berries" is quite large - I've even posted a photo of myself standing with it in the auction (see the below) to show size. It is about 32" high and 20" wide, and the wood trim is probably about an inch thick. Matt built the wood trim frame right onto the masonite panel and added a hanger on the back, so it is READY TO HANG! I have also finished with a glossy varnish. This original painting is up on eBay starting at just ONE PENNY with no reserve for a 10-Day auction ending the evening of Tuesday, July 22nd 7:20PM Central Time. You can see it below:



Click HERE to see my "Nymphs Collecting Berries" 32"x20" ORIGINAL PAINTING

Many details & more info can be found in the auction listing, as well as the frame/trim images.

I've been having fun with this - here are a couple of lovely original drawings in the OSWOA™ size (4"x6"). These are ORIGINAL DRAWINGS, not prints of any kind. Both are pencil & charcoals on toned cardstock, are 4"x6" and are absolutely beautiful. When I was in France I spent a good deal of time drawing, and realized how much I enjoy it. So here we have a "To Love a Frog Drawing" and a "Persephone Drawing" - up on eBay for 7-Day auctions ending the evening of Friday, July 18th at 7:10 PM & 7:15 PM Central Time. Click on the thumbnail sneak peeks below to see the whole drawings!



Click HERE for my "A Walk Through the Cemetery Drawing" ORIGINAL DRAWING



Click HERE for my "Violet Angel" ORIGINAL DRAWING


To see all of my current ORIGINAL pieces, click below:

Jasmine's Originals

And for those of you in search of my Lt. Ed. Statue "Lost...but Not Worried" (now sold out!) - my friend Jennifer has listed one for auction up on eBay. The auction is a fundraiser for Timmy, a little boy in need of several heart surgeries and most likely a heart transplant, so check out this and her other auctions as well. These statues are HARD to find now, so this is your chance!

Click HERE for the Lost...but Not Worried Statue Auction

Enjoy!
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[User Picture]From: breathing_hard
2008-07-13 01:20 am (UTC)
Oh god, that Nymph painting is incredible!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-07-15 11:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Tam Tam!
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[User Picture]From: jengaart
2008-07-13 01:29 am (UTC)
Gorgeous painting..but it didn't come off as light-hearted to me at all. I am not sure if it is the color palette or what, but it does have an ominous feeling to it and the wading nymph's stare is almost forboding.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-07-15 11:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jenga! My thoughts exactly. At first I just thought "I'll paint some girls picking berries and having a picnic" and it just kind of got away from me, turning a little eerie maybe, and actually coming out a lot better than I planned!
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From: nati_in_the_sky
2008-07-13 07:04 am (UTC)
I agree, the "Nymphs collecting Berries" piece is truly amazing! I like very much how your style is evolving day by day, every new painting is simply marvelous!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-07-15 11:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, Nati. This is one of my favourites that I really wish I could keep. At least I can make myself a print =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-07-15 11:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you Pixie!!
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[User Picture]From: fragirl
2008-07-14 01:33 am (UTC)
My God Jas, you have TRULY outdone ourself O_O That landscape feels familiar to me... The painting reminds me of a dream, its one of the most amazing things I have ever seen you do. I cant stop stop staring at it...
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[User Picture]From: princess_lilam
2008-07-14 11:37 am (UTC)
The background is wonderful. It reminds me of a place that I have been beofre, maybe in real life, or a book ro a dream.
Gorgeous!!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-07-15 11:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you Lindy!!!
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[User Picture]From: princess_lilam
2008-07-14 11:38 am (UTC)
Oops, sorry didn't mean to reply, just clicked the wrong button.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-07-15 11:11 pm (UTC)
>^_____^< Thank you Kayti! It does have a dreamlike quality to it, I love it, and am happy you do too!
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-07-14 07:06 pm (UTC)

Question about your work

Hi! Your work is absolutely beautiful! I am trying to decide which prints I want to buy first - there are so many I love! I have a question for you - are you familiar with Sherrilyn Kenyon? She writes the Dark Hunter series. Your gothic faeries remind me of her character Simi - especially the pirate faery! I noticed you will be at DragonCon - she will be there also. You should definitely show her your artwork!!

Have a great day!
Debbie Rowell
erowell@comporium.net
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-07-15 11:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Question about your work

Hi Debbie! Thank you so much for stopping by my journal and for your kind words!

Nope, I haven't read Sherrilyn Kenyon before, but it sure sounds like something I'd like - thank you for the suggestion!
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From: cinamin47
2008-07-14 10:29 pm (UTC)

nice

Super nice painting, the green is calming.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-07-15 11:13 pm (UTC)

Re: nice

Thank you so much, green is my favourite colour =)
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[User Picture]From: virtualcardsuk
2008-07-15 03:37 pm (UTC)
I love this Jasmine! Having seen that landscape for real, I think you have really captured it in this painting! Truly beautiful work!

Steven x
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2008-07-15 11:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you Steven!!
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