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Handpainted boxes and getting messy

Something happened over the last month and my handpainted boxes began selling on Etsy. This makes me smile as I love painting little boxes to hold your precious items in.

retro-turquoise-boxes

I’m setting up a painting station in the living room directly between the sunroom to the right and studio on the left just beside the bookshelf. I need an area that can get messy with needing to be cleaned up.

living-room

Although, I have a large studio every inch of it is used for something other than messy creative work. I have the computer desk for the 27″ iMac; the printing table with two printers, the drafting table which is used as my cutting and packaging area, all of which can not have water, paint or bits of paper, sandpaper, wood, dust or paintbrushes hanging around on their surfaces.

rustic-infatuation-boxes

So, I’m expanding into the living room today and I’ll be painting directly underneath an illustration I created years ago entitled:

old-men-in-tree

The Old Men in the Tree
who’ll grant you a wish…
one
two
three…

Each box set is listed in the Handpainted boxes and objects section of my art shop.

Infinessence

Title – Infinessence
Artist – Jessica Doyle
Medium – Drawn with Faber Castel india ink on vintage wallpaper I salvaged from my home
Size – 8×8 inches (20,3cm by 20,3cm).
Date of creation – September 2009

I couldn’t bare to throw out all the wallpaper we took off the walls. Much of it came off in large sheets; big enough to draw upon. I rolled it up, bagged it and saved it. The bottom most layer of wallpaper dates back to Circa 1920.

The Original is listed.

Soft. Point. Float. (Series of Three Illustrations)

Soft

Soft - original illustration by artist jessica doyle

Point

Point - original illustration by artist jessica doyle

Float

Float - original illustration by artist jessica doyle

All were created using Pilot pens, Faber Castel India Ink and Prismacolour coloured pencils on Strathmore petaled fine art paper.

Size – 8×8 inches / 20,3cm by 20,3cm

The original illustrations are for sale. Within the individual listings you can see close-ups of each illustration.
Soft is here.
Point is here.
Float is here.

Hope you like them!

Radiant Melana – Floral Illustration

Melana was created with sepia hued India ink, Prismacolor Verithin lightfast coloured pencils and Windsor & Newton Watercolour on heavy gorgeously textured cream coloured card stock. She measures 5×7 inches (12,7cm by 17,8cm). The original illustration is for sale at $140 and prints are available for purchase at $12.

Matting is also available here. Simply specify in your message to seller upon purchase that you would like “Radiant Melana” as your choice of print to be matted.

Hope you like her!

Cheers!