Category Archives: Jane Austen

My Birthday Today and Jane Austen

I’ve spent my birthday today watching old movies, including a production of Northanger Abbey. So, I still have Jane Austen on my mind. Here is another of my watercolor ACEO portraits inspired by Jane Austen.

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Copyright Infringement and Public Ignorance

I’ve had my designs stolen a number of times over the decades, and every time I’ve tracked it down, it was because the person was basically ignorant about copyright and that they can’t just use and sell anything they like.  … Continue reading

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Auction of Jane Austen Portrait At Sotheby’s The link above goes to the watercolor that inspired me in creating the watercolors of Jane Austen and her characters. – Alice My painting:

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Another Mr Darcy Portrait

UPDATE: This painting sold on 4/24/13.  This ACEO size watercolor is an original painting in my series of many portraits of Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.  It is in my Etsy shop at this link.

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Mr Darcy Watercolor Portrait

This is the most recent ACEO sized watercolor in my series of Jane Austen character portraits.  Each reader of Pride and Prejudice has her own imagined image of Mr. Darcy.  Our ideas of Darcy are now influenced by the film … Continue reading

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In Vain Have I Struggled, It Will Not Do

This is a vintage illustration I have adapted to portray Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”.  It includes the quote from Captain Wentworth in “Persuasion”, “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.” and from Darcy, … Continue reading

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English Historical Fiction Authors: “Emma” Illustrated and Other News

English Historical Fiction Authors: “Emma” Illustrated and Other News. From 1896 newspaper reports, this blog article tells the tale of Hugh Thomson’s illustration of Jane Austen’s “Emma”.

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Jane Austen’s ring expected to sell for $46,000 at auction – The Look

  Jane Austen’s ring expected to sell for $46,000 at auction – The Look.

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Coping With Downton Abbey Withdrawals – Jane Austen & Dickens Treatment

If you have loved the Masterpiece PBS series Downton Abbey, you may be feeling withdrawals from the drama after last night’s finale of the season.  Until the third season is aired, where do we turn for our romantic fix?  Never … Continue reading

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Mr. Darcy, The Heart Throb Valentine of Pemberley

“… and not all his large estate in Derbyshire could then save him from having a most forbidding, disagreeable countenance, and being unworthy to be compared with his friend.” Chapter 3, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen The above design … Continue reading

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Death Comes To Pemberley – By P. D. James – Book Review – NYTimes.com

Earlier I posted a review and interview of P.D. James about her new murder mystery, Death Comes To Pemberley.  Today there is a review in the New York Times.  Love of Jane Austen’s work is as ardent in 2011 as … Continue reading

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Jane Austen, Happy Birthday December Baby

My birthday is December 20, so I have sympathy for others who are December (Christmas) babies.  In Jane Austen’s time, birthdays and Christmas did not carry all the fanfare and great expectations that they do today.  It makes me wonder … Continue reading

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BBC News – ‘New’ Jane Austen portrait unearthed by author

BBC News – 'New' Jane Austen portrait unearthed by author.

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Jane Austen Portrait Painting, watercolor

This is the painting done today, another portrait of author Jane Austen.  Are you a Janeite, or an “Obstinate, headstrong girl!”? The original is for sale in my etsy shop HERE.

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In ‘Pemberley,’ James Picks Up Where Austen Left Off : NPR

In ‘Pemberley,’ James Picks Up Where Austen Left Off : NPR. I just listened to this wonderful interview on NPR with the author P. D. James about her new book written about the continuation of Jane Austen’s story of Pride … Continue reading

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Jane Austen original portrait, watercolor and ink by Alice Flynn

                        NOW SOLD 12/7/11 This is the painting I created today, a small ACEO sized watercolor and ink portrait of Jane Austen.  It is for sale priced at $30 … Continue reading

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Art Trading Card Mr. Darcy Original Watercolor

    SOLD ON 12/7/11 This watercolor was done today and uploaded to my Etsy shop.  It portrays the romantic Regency character, Mr. Darcy, from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.  The size is 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches, the standard … Continue reading

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Was Jane Austen Murdered?

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2011/11/crime-novelist-claims-jane-austen-died-of-arsenic-poisoning/ Calling all Janeites!  ABC News is reporting (link above) that a crime novelist, Lindsay Ashford, claims Jane Austen was murdered by arsenic poisoning.  See the linked article for details. What do you think, Janeites?  Do you believe it?

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Janeites can’t get enough of Darcy

The designs I sell that relate to the works of Jane Austen have had a surge of interest lately.  I created a couple of new Janeite designs that are available on shirts, mugs, and other gifts at cafepress.com/aliceflynn.

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Obstinate, Headstrong Girl!

If you are a Janeite, you recognize that quote as an admonishment to Elizabeth Bennett in Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”. I think this quote has a real appeal to modern women, as it is the most popular of all … Continue reading

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