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Strangeling Steampunk - "Poe" an original painting, book illustration with a Strangeling Frame..... [Jul. 19th, 2008|08:15 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Hi everyone!

Something very special for you today - a new painting featuring a brand new "Strangeling Frame" (my best yet) - and it's also a BOOK Illustration! Also lots of sale prints are up.

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.

Also if the links do not appear to be clickable, simply copy & paste the full link text into the URL field of your browser!

This painting is an illustration for an upcoming book of short stories! Her name is "Poe" - a character in the book - she has a steampunk flair, living in a neo-Victorian world combining fairytale whimsy with arcane technology. I've painted poe in a fantastic scene, airship in the distance, bizarre gadgets and goggles in hand. Distant factories steam industry in the background, as Poe haunts the local trainstation. There is a phenomenal amount of detail in this piece, I'm very proud of it. 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 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 an art nouveau style ornament of one of my Strangeling girls, and there are multiple cast resin Strangelings clutching cast resin cogs, gears, and other clockwork bits (all part of the sculpture cast in lightweight resin). Other details enhance the framing, which is all a hand-painted (by me!) silver and aged/antiqued brass patina. The painting is quite large - I've even posted a photo of myself standing with it in the auction. 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 ONE PENNY with NO reserve - the auction will be ending on the afternoon/evening of Tuesday, July 29th at 7:01 PM Central Time. Click below to see all of the lovely details & closeups:



Click HERE to see "Poe" - ORIGINAL STRANGELING FRAMED PAINTING

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

Jasmine's Originals

And a head's up - I have a TON of $10 prints up for sale this week! Old and new, there are over 20 SALE prints of mine currently available, click below:

Jasmine's SALE Prints!

Enjoy!
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