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Red Gate Run – Custom Wine Label Design

    Client – Christopher Plante from San Francisco, California
    TitleRed Gate Run wine label illustration and hand drawn lettering
    Medium – Kroma Artist Acrylic and Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens on Arches Watercolour Paper
    Size(s) of original(s) – Front label – 5 by 8 inches (12,2cm by 20,3cm) and back label – 4 1/8 by 4 1/8 inches (10,5cm by 10,5cm) which is exactly double the size of what the labels will be printed at

Red Gate Run - Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley 2008 - Back label illustration and design by artist Jessica Doyle

The final illustrations were adjusted for colour and mandatory text added by Christopher’s graphic designer in California. They are printing labels for both smaller and larger bottles, hence the two designs for the back label. I’m so pleased with the results and can’t wait to try the wine!

Red Gate Run - Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley 2008

It was a great working with you Christopher! Thank you.

If you have a project that you feel I’m well suited to work on, do get in touch with me. Have a look through my blog, Etsy shop or Flickr Gallery for a sampling of previous illustrations I’ve completed.

Recent Fabriano Quadrato Artist Journal Drawings and the story of how I got this sketchbook

About two weeks ago I got two brand spanking new journals to draw in! Happy!

The Fabriano Quadrato Artists Journals are 9×9 inchs in size and are no where to be found in North America. I scoured the internet until I located some in the United Kingdom but sadly the company did not ship outside of Europe. I contacted artist Lorrie Whittington who resides in the UK and together we began a Facebook assault to see if other’s were interested in going in with us to buy them. A big thank you to Lorrie with whom I coordinated the ordering and buying of these skecthbooks with! Continue reading

The painting of the boxes and coming soon – the trunk!

I seem to float between drawing on paper and the need to paint three dimensional objects that are useful. Each little wooden box starts out naked… then I clothe it in Gesso and let it dry and harden overnight and upon waking, sand it smooth before decorating it’s skin.

When my mind is restless and full, it seems to gravitate towards painting freehand patterns to work those repetitive and occasionally obsessive thoughts out of my head. It’s gratifying to see a flirty flower, then pattern emerge stroke after stroke contouring the box surface.

When the pattern is complete I varnish it three times for good luck!

Each little box measures about 1 1/2″ – 2 11/16″ (4cm – 6,9cm).

Recently, I commissioned my father to build 10 trunks for me. These trunks are the old antique style trunks. They measure about 12 to 16 inches in width and are made from his own pattern. I’ll be painting larger and more one of a kind items this year. The trunk pictured below is one Dad built for me about 15 years ago!

The 2010 Art Calendar is in limited supply

There are six 2010 Art Calendars remaining in my studio as of today. I will not be making more until I create the 2011 art calendar! And earlier this year, I made a video talking about the art calendar.

This fourteen page twelve month calendar features a different illustration for each month, including the Sassy Sea Urchin and the Four Seasons which mark the change of each season. It was designed and illustrated by me, Jessica Doyle.

I printed each calendar page using archival Epson Ultrachrome ink on premium matte paper, meaning it will last a lifetime. The pages including a front and back cover are bound together with a sheer nylon ribbon here in my studio located in Saint John, NB, Canada. The pages are 4.25 by 11 inches (10,8cm by 28cm)

Best of all… because of the way I designed this calendar, the reproductions can easily be trimmed for matting and framing afterwords.

It’s available on Artfire and on Etsy. If you would like more than one please let me know and I’ll adjust the quantity in the listing for you.

We Series – because it’s all about family!

Aren’t they pretty? I completed this series of illustrations late last year. They are available in both 5×7 inch (12,7cm by 17,7cm) and 8.5×11 inch (21,5cm by 27,8cm) sets.

The set is comprised of We Flourish, We Grow and We Reproduce.

I ponder life often during this time of year as the trees and flowers are all but grey and dead around me as they enter their long hibernation this Winter only to come to life during Springtime. One would not exist without the other.

Each of these prints is available in a gift set or individually within the small or medium sections of my art shop.

And when you purchase either the 5×7 or 8.5×11 set by November 15, 2009 simply write “We Series” within the message to seller upon check-out in my Etsy shop and I’ll ship your set for free to wherever you live in the world! Shipping will be reimbursed after payment in full has been received. This offer is only good for “We Series” sets and not valid with any other offer. Do keep an eye on this blog for deals not found anywhere else until Christmas. xo

And if you are interested in buying the original miniature illustrations of the We Series they still secretly exist! I had them archivally matted. But they are not listed in my shop. If you are interested in them they are $125 each and I’ll put up a reserved listing for you on Etsy. The originals are delicate and much softer in colour and hue. Hope to hear from you! Thank you!

2010 Art Calendar (12 month handmade archival print sampler)

Earlier this week I finished designing my first ever calendar featuring twelve of my most popular prints. It looks lovely hanging on the wall or sitting against a window or on a shelf.

This fourteen page twelve month calendar features a different illustration for each month, including the Sassy Sea Urchin and the Four Seasons which mark the change of each season. It was designed and illustrated by me, Jessica Doyle.

I printed each calendar page using archival Epson Ultrachrome ink on premium matte paper, meaning it will last a lifetime. The pages including a front and back cover are bound together with a sheer nylon ribbon here in my studio located in Saint John, NB, Canada. The pages are 4.25 by 11 inches (10,8cm by 28cm)

Best of all… because of the way I designed this calendar, the reproductions can easily be trimmed for matting and framing afterwords. And it makes a wonderful gift.

It’s available on Artfire and on Etsy.

Front yard flower – Lily

lily

You know how you move into a new home and you’ve got no clue what was planted or not planted, will grow or not grow, is a weed or not a weed; with the latter being the most important question.

So, I just let it all grow this summer to see what popped up.

Well, this lovely lily opened yesterday along the foundation facing north in the front yard. It really is that fuchsia and vibrant in colour!

lily flowers

Amazing! And it’s amazing that everything surrounding it, is sadly, weeds.

You might also like the backyard blossom

Spring Magnolias – Series of 5 New Ink Drawings

Magnolias no.1 by Ink drawing by artist Jessica Doyle

Magnolias no.2 by Ink drawing by artist Jessica Doyle

Magnolias no.3 by Ink drawing by artist Jessica Doyle

Magnolias no.4 by Ink drawing by artist Jessica Doyle

Each miniature original was drawn with india ink, pilot pens and opaque white ink on various acid free card stock and are available in the Original Art/Aceo Section of the shop.

Keep an eye out for much larger 10 to 19 inch prints in the shop. They ARE coming soon! Because my miniatures are very detailed in nature I can scan them at obscenely high resolutions and am able to print them out at much larger sizes all the while retaining that detail. And so many of you have been requesting larger sizes… hang tight. They are on their way very soon. Likely in May :) xo