Painting Available: Lace and White Roses

Size: 15.5″x7″
Medium: Gouache and Glitter Watercolor
Price: $2500. (Expect $150 for shipping in the US). Layaway Available.
Discounts: 10% military; first time collectors receive 5% off and free shipping.
Supplement Material Available: Yes
Contact the artist at haikujaguar at gmail to inquire further.

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The original sketch for this drawing has been waiting for paint for years… maybe it knew it needed time for me to discover watercolors with glitter in them? I don’t know, but I glittered the living daylights out of this piece and it deserved every flashing mica particle of it. The result is a rich piece that changes character from every angle you view it… which makes it nearly impossible to photograph or reproduce. Which is as it should be, I think. An original should be unique and irreplaceable, and when you receive it you should feel like you have something special, an experience that can’t be duplicated.

Attempts to Photograph Sparkle

From a story perspective, it also made sense: I wanted to draw Reese happy, finally, in one of the fairy tale dresses she loved to read about, and this piece of her serene and content amid her winter roses, in a winter ball gown, was just right. Allacazam, naturally, had to be along! And in one of my favorite minor stories about this piece, one of my friends looked at all the color tests and said “I like this one best, but her face is in shadow and she deserves better.” I agreed with both her points, chose the scheme… and changed the face, so that Reese could be a source of light.

The supplemental material for “Lace and White Roses” includes the color tests I did to decide where I wanted the light and shadows, and is available on request as a companion to the original. I suggest framing them together, or you could keep it as provenance for the piece itself: the hand of the artist, working out challenges.

Supplemental Material

I had a lot of fun with this one. Reese deserved her moment.

Three Kings Day Sale 2017

Many years ago, when I used to do all my own prints, I used to run a sale to celebrate the procession of the three wisemen to Bethlehem. Three Kings Day is my parents’ culture’s gifting holiday, and falls on January 6th… so every year my post-Christmas sale lasted from December 26th until January 6th, representing their journey.

I also used to draw a graphic: me reprising that journey, with whatever characters were with me most of the year.

It occurred to me that I now have an Etsy store I can run sales on! So once again, it’s time to make the gift-bringing trip! From now until January 6th, you can get 15% off pendants and 10% off charms and coloring sheets on my Etsy store. You don’t need a coupon code… it’s already applied!

Zazzle’s also running a site-wide holiday, 60% off cards, 50% off calenders and mugs, and 15% off stuff like magnets and tote bags. Here’s my Zazzle store, and the code for that is ZENDOFYEAR60.

Finally, for your amusement, I rustled up all the old Three Kings graphics I could find. While there’s only four of them, I’m delighted that Daughter appears in two of them, and growing. Enjoy!

(P.S. Do you know the characters in silhouette? Have fun guessing. *grin*)

You can has schedule! Lookit all that Peltedverse stuff coming. *rubs hands together* I hope you’re as excited as I am. 😀

In between writing and editing and writing and putting together marketing fluff, I’ve been making cellphone charms. Because tiny = adorable.

I was kind of messing with it until I thought of how many people read Earthrise and say something like “I need a Flitzbe of my very own”…

Yesssss. Coming soon. *does dance*