Jasmine Becket-Griffith Painting Tutorial:  Butterfly Fairies

Jasmine Becket-Griffith Painting Tutorial: Butterfly Fairies

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Jasmine Becket-Griffith By JasmineBecket Updated Jul 02, 2015

My name is Jasmine Becket-Griffith, and I'm an artist.

I've been a professional painter working in acrylic paints since the 1990s.  You may know my artwork from my lines of merchandising, my projects with the Walt Disney Company, collections through the Bradford Exchange, illustrations from books and magazines, and especially from my website Strangeling.com .   Most of my artwork is in the fantasy, fairy, pop surreal, gothic and new contemporary genres.

A lot of fans, collectors, friends and aspiring artists routinely ask me about my painting process, how I work, what my methods are, etc.  Those who come to my live events and shows often get the opportunity to watch me paint in person, but for those of you who have not - I have decided to use Wattpad as a platform to show how I paint step-by-step!

This first tutorial will feature my work on a painting from my Butterfly Fairies series (a commissioned illustration for the Dynamics Inc. Visa Card company) - a piece called "European Peacock".  I will show every step along the way - from priming the panel to finishing touches.  Please follow my story here at Wattpad to receive each new chapter.  It will be serialized, with updates and photos appearing on a regular basis. 

Thank you so much for joining me while I paint "European Peacock"!

PLEASE NOTE:  Each installment has an accompanying photo!   If you are using the desktop/PC/computer version of Wattpad, the photo will be on the "Media" section to the right of the story when you scroll down.   To see the BIGGER version of the photo simply right-click your mouse on the photo and selecting the "Open in new window/tab" option.  If you are using the Mobile App version of Wattpad, you can see the photo by first tapping the Cover image at the top of the story, and scrolling / swiping through to see the photo itself.   Wattpad isn't a very visual setup, but the each new photo for each new update will show the next step in the tutorial (my paintbrush, mixing paints etc.)