Monthly Archives: April 2011

Janeite – a fan of Jane Austen

Here is a design I created for those who love the writing of Jane Austen. Shirts, mugs, gifts and more are here (click).

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My desk is an old treadle sewing machine

Last fall I decided to move my laptop and wacom tablet to an old Singer treadle sewing machine I’ve had since I was a girl.  This is the sewing machine on which my mother taught me to sew.  There is … Continue reading

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Easter Snow

Easter Snow is the title of a beautiful traditional Irish air.  It is also an event that we experience here in my hometown in Montana around Easter every year.  We have typically deep, wet snow in the spring, and to … Continue reading

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Plant Sweet Peas When Daffodils Bloom

The valley where I live used to be filled with an abundance of wild sweet peas.  In the early 1900’s the town began having a sweet pea carnival and parade with pony carts and buggies covered with thick garlands of … Continue reading

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Uncle Pete Flynn and the haystacks

My uncle Pete has been an inspiration for a number of my paintings and drawings.  Here I placed him as a young man in a field I imagined from the Montana landscape. He was a veteran of WWI and a … Continue reading

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Nature Stripe Watercolor, Large View

Here is a close-up view of the watercolor illustration on my Nature Cap.

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Nature Cap for Gardening

Many of my clients over the years have been manufacturers of souvenir gifts and apparel for National Parks, destination resorts and tourist locations. If you have bought a coffee mug or souvenir shirt at a National Park, ski area or … Continue reading

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April Snow and Robins

Last month I posted a photo of March snow, much like the April snow I awoke to today. The robins were plentiful in the yard, looking for dried cherries and seed on the ground below the feeders.  This robin is … Continue reading

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Dragonflies, bees, butterflies

Dragonflies, butterflies, bees, thistle, rose hips, nest… this is the last in the series of three large watercolor illustrations. I love painting the delicate wings of dragonflies.  There are unexpected colors that reflect from their wings and body. Although thistles … Continue reading

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Butterflies, Foxgloves and Pansies

This is the second large watercolor in the set of three I described in yesterday’s post.  One of the butterflies fits right in with the pansies at the bottom of the painting. The yellow and black butterfly is a Swallowtail, … Continue reading

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Watercolor nature series

This large watercolor painting was one of three that I licensed to a manufacturer.  Unfortunately, they lost the original paintings after they scanned them, so they were not returned to me.  Such events are the bane of an artist’s profession.

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Garden illustrations

This is a watercolor created as part of a nature series of illustrations. My home is in a mountain zone that takes a long time to warm up enough for gardening.  Between snow fall and melting, I check for anything … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre my first favorite heroine

This design is available on shirts, mugs, and many other items in my cafepress shop at this link http://www.cafepress.com/aliceflynn/7654444 When I was in elementary school, I read Jane Eyre over, and over, and over again.  She was the first heroine … Continue reading

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Retro Influences from another era

Early in my career, I was influenced by a personal library of early 1900’s magazines, old illustrated books and children’s picture books.  I love Jessie Wilcox Smith’s classic illustrations.  My professors were abstract expressionists, beatniks from the 50’s, so my … Continue reading

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