Friday, December 7, 2012

A year with Jane Austen calendar

With New Year coming upon us soon, I thought it would be fun to try combine some of my paintings into a calendar.  I made it through a wonderful site called, they have the most fabulous backgrounds.  I picked one of the vintage ones and put all of my favorite paintings in it.
Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion and Sense and Sensibility are all represented here.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Map of Pride and Prejudice print

Map of Pride and Prejudice is now available as a 8x10 print.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bingley and Jane watercolors.

I really like Jane Bennet and Mr.Bingley, they are so pleasant and nice and likable.  Just the kind of people I would like to be friends with.  I thought it would be nice to paint a watercolor of them, since they are so little noticed compared to Mr.Darcy and Elizabeth.

New Jane Austen bookmark and Pride and Prejudice Box, NEW REDUCTIONS

Along with these new listings, I also have a couple of reductions that you might like to take advantage of.
This Persuasion collage is reduced from $75 to $30, and also Marianne Dashwood is reduced from $45 to $20.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

More Pride and Prejudice ornaments

Meeting at Rosings Park, you can see Mr.Darcy is holding a letter.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Major Works of Jane Austen painting

I have been working on this painting for the last two months.

In it are depicted all the main couples from Jane Austen's six major novels.

You can see Elinor Dashwood and Edward Ferrars taking a stroll, followed by Colonel Brandon and Marianne Dashwood; Mr.Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet; Emma and Mr.Knightley in front of Donwell Abbey; Fanny Price and Edmund Bertram; Catherine Morland and Henry Tilney in the garden; Anne Elliot and Capitain Wentworth standing on the sea shore.

A little bit about the painting:
I wanted to show the characters in their "happily ever after", that is why some of them are holding hands or embracing. I chose flowers in the borders and some colors with the characters in mind. White apple blossoms for Elinor Dashwood for her and wholesomeness, hot house flowers and wild ones for Marianne since both are mentioned in the book, yellow roses and gown for Elizabeth Bennet because Jane Austen herself pictured Elizabeth in a yellow dress and yellow rose seems to me to embody her vivacious personality, pink almond blossoms for Emma, who is lively and young, roses for Fanny since aunt Norris made her pick them in the heat of the day, she is also wearing a riding habit because she is mentioned in the book as a rider, hyacinths and evergreen boughs for Catherine who "learns to love a hyacinth" and strolls with Eleanor Tilney in the evergreen walk, and forget-me-nots for Anne and Wentworth who forget each other not for all eight and a half years of their separation.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Miniature Pride and Prejudice Christmas ornaments.

Friday, October 26, 2012


Starting today and going through November 10th is my last big sale  of the year.  You get 15% off your entire purchase. Just enter COLORYOURFALL coupon code at checkout.  
If you would like a custom piece of art,  let me know, I still have time in my schedule to get it done before Christmas.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Musings of high-wrought love.

"Prettier musings of high-wrought love and eternal constancy, could never have passed along the streets of Bath, than Anne was sporting with from Camden Place to Westgate Buildings. It was almost enough to spread purification and perfume all the way."

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Christmas at Pemberley

Mr.Darcy and snow covered Pemberley will look oh so pretty on someone's Christmas tree.

Monday, October 1, 2012

My last Captain Wentworth Letter box (for this year)

My mom brings me lovely unfinished boxes from Russia every time her ballet company comes here on tour and every year I make them into Persuasion boxes.  They are beautifully made, dovetailed seams and all, it is a pleasure to finish and decorate them.  Well, this one was my last one until my mom comes again in February. I might get some inexpensive pine ones at Hobby Lobby, but if you are looking for a quality made box, this one is definitely a better choice.

Friday, September 28, 2012

I have loved none but you...

Captain Wentworth's letter in it's entirety, hand written in black ink on fancy watercolor paper and pinned up in a display case.

"I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in
F. W.
"I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father's house this evening or never."

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Christmas Ornaments

Here are this year's Christmas ornaments.  I will have a few more coming in the weeks ahead.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Captain Wentworth's letter and some ball gown drawings.

I think that Captain Wentworth's letter alone to be a perfect decoration for a box.  But this time I also decided to finish the inside of the box with this 1800-like fabric and some nautical cord and ribbon, to make it even more special.

Two new Regency Ball Gown drawings.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New Prints

These prints are now available in 5"x7" size.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Tomorrow, Saturday, September 15,  is the last day of the EarlyBird sale.  You can get 25% off of your purchase, big or small.  Enter coupon code EARLYBIRD at checkout.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Meeting at Pemberley

A couple of new Pride and Prejudice watercolors I have been working on this week. I really like the gray and yellow color scheme that has been popular lately, so I thought it would be fun to do Darcy and Lizzy in coordinated shades of yellow and gray.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Map of Pride and Prejudice.

I was watching Pride and Prejudice while on my elliptical the other night (I find series are the perfect length for running,  I don't have to check the clock all the time) and this idea popped into my head.  I love maps and I thought it would be so fun to have a map of Pride and Prejudice.  On this artist's rendition of a map you can travel through all the places mentioned in Pride and Prejudice, the real and imaginary ones.  You will see Mr.Bingley's Netherfield, Pemberley, Mr.Darcy's lovely home, Longbourne, a pretty mansion of the Bennets, Gracechurch-street, home of the Gardiners and Hunsford Parsonage where Mr.Collins and Charlote reside in close proximity to Rosings Park.  Ramsgate, where unfortunate Georgianna almost elopes with Wickham, Kent, Derbyshire and even Brighton.

Also on this map you can also see miniatures of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr.Darcy, painted on 140 lbs. cold press watercolor paper, surrounded by a wreath of lovely white blossoms.

P.S. The holidays are coming sooner than you think. Gift certificates are now available.  

P.P.S. Only four days left until the early bird sale is over.  You can get 25% off your whole order by typing EARLYBIRD in the coupon section of your order.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Early bird gets 25% off. Do your holiday shopping now.

Starting today and until September 15th everything in my shop is 25% off.  Everything, paintings, prints, cards, bookmarks, you name it.  So do your holiday shopping early this year, and treat yourself to a box of chocolates, perfume or an ipod with all that saved money :)

I also have a number of prints available for immediate shipping this week, here they are:

Saturday, August 18, 2012

To find a man agreeable whom one is determined to hate!

"When the dancing recommenced, however, and Darcy approached to claim her hand, Charlotte could not help cautioning her, in a whisper, not to be a simpleton, and allow her fancy for Wickham to make her appear unpleasant in the eyes of a man of ten times his consequence. Elizabeth made no answer, and took her place in the set, amazed at the dignity to which she was arrived in being allowed to stand opposite to Mr. Darcy, and reading in her neighbours' looks their equal amazement in beholding it. "

This is a custom piece of Mr.Darcy and Elizabeth dancing at Netherfield.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

More of Henry and Catherine

Since I was making custom Henry and Catherine last week, I had sketches left over and here are another Henry and Catherine.  I thought I'd add a little ruined abbey to Catherine's painting, since she is reading Mysteries of Udolpho.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

North and South

Margaret Hale and John Thornton originals.