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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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Montana Vintage Era Cousin

If you follow my work, you will have noticed a thread of family characters in Montana from earlier times in the 20th century.  This one was inspired by a cousin named Bill.  Are you reminded of  “A River Runs Through … Continue reading

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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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Artists Have Bills & Can’t Work For Free

I was inspired by a similar poster to make this design and offer it on mugs, tees, cards, prints, magnets, and more at Cafepress.  Too often, creative workers are expected to give their work away.  We have bills to pay … Continue reading

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Art, Mystery And Posh Pigments In ‘Sacre Bleu’ : NPR

Sacred blue of the Virgin Mary’s cloak!  I just listened to the interview on NPR of the author of Sacre Bleu, Christopher Moore.  It sounds intriguing.  You can read it or listen online at the link below.  Recently in the … Continue reading

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What ho, Jeeves!

Do you like P. G. Wodehouse?  Wooster and Jeeves?  What about Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry?  Or, maybe you are a hipster from Portland sporting a mustache.  Here is a new design for the new year of 2012… I can’t … Continue reading

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‘Printing for Kingdom, Empire & Republic’ – Review – NYTimes.com

  Do you love type?  I cringe whenever I think of the boxes of letterpress lead type I sold in a yard sale in the ’80’s.  The person buying it planned to melt it down.  The New York Times today … 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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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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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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For love of Jane Austen… and Mr Darcy

I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve read Pride and Prejudice and watched the numerous film versions.  Whenever I need “comfort reading”, I turn to Jane Austen. Last week I had a doctor’s appointment, and not wanting to touch … Continue reading

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