Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Jasmine Becket-Griffith's 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Snow White and Rose Red by Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Jasmine Becket-Griffith is collaborating on a Fairy Tale Oracle deck! She's busy creating artwork for it right now. This is one of the most recent pieces, unveiled on February 1 this year. It's a lot softer than much of her past work has been, giving it more of a classical look. I really like it!

On her Facebook page, she explains a little about the piece:
This painting - "Snow White and Rose Red" is for my long-awaited Fairytale Oracle deck project with Lucy Cavendish & Blue Angel Publishing. As Snow White and Rose Red is about two peasant girls, this is intentionally a nod to William Bouguereau, 1800s French painter who is the master of peasant-girl paintings, hehe. These two sisters are shown early in the story (not to be confused with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - a completely UNRELATED story of a character with a similarly translated name, ahem, this is about two sisters who befriend a bear - check it out!), Snow White has light clothing and hair, Rose Red has the darker, redder colours, and this corresponds with their two forest friends - a cardinal bird and a chickadee! I love this piece, be sure to look for it in my upcoming Fairytale Oracle deck. 
As Snow White and Rose Red is about two peasant girls, this is intentionally a nod to William Bouguereau, 1800s French painter who is the master of peasant-girl paintings, hehe.  
I'll have to try and remember to look for this deck - new fairy tale art is a-comin'!

in the meantime, Ms. Becket-Griffith will be showing new Disney licensed work at the WonderGround Gallery (in Disneyland, California) on March 1st, 2014, including new paintings (currently in progress) of Belle and Alice (sneak peek shown above). Always great to see an artist's interpretation of Disney classics!

2 comments:

  1. Looks super! Hope you'll let us know when it comes out. Cheers!

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