Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Mr.Darcy Letter

Depicted in this painting are Mr.Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet, with a little sketch of Pemberley at the bottom, Mr.Darcy's letter (the actual text) in the background and some of Elizabeth's lace in the corners.
And a small watercolor of the door to St.Nicholas' church in Steventon, where Jane Austen's father was a rector.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Another take on Bad Girls of Jane Austen

A long time ago I had a trio of bookmarks titled Bad Girls of Jane Austen. I let the bookmarks get out of print and almost forgot about them but then one day I was looking through some shops on Etsy and came across a photo of three ladies sitting on a black and white striped couch looking sullenly at the camera.   I thought they would make a perfect trio of Jane Austen's "bad girls". I lost the link to the shop, but the idea was too fun, so here they are: Caroline Bingley of Pride and Prejudice, Isabella Thorpe of Northanger Abbey and Mary Crawford of Mansfield Park, sitting together on a couch during perhaps a morning call in London. 

Elizabeth and Georgianna

This was an extra sketch for the custom request a while ago.  I have been looking at it for some time wondering if I should erase it and use the paper for something else, but I liked it too much, even though I did not pick the subject here, so I decided to go ahead and paint it.  My favorite part of the painting? The little tea cakes on the tiered plate :)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Jane Eyre

This miniature watercolor depicts Jane moments before she meets Mr. Rochester. She is sitting beside the lane to Hay and he is about to round the bend of the road and fall off his horse. She is wearing her black mantle and bonnet on this cold and fateful winter evening. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


This is Mr.Knightley of Jane Austen's Emma.  My favorite Austen hero.
He reminds me of my husband, that must be why I like him :)