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My Father’s Love Letter of Nov. 27, 1939

I have a small photo of my mother. She is sitting on the steps of my Uncle Peter Flynn’s house in Musselshell, Montana. The time is the 1930s. My mother was 22 years old. My father was 15 years older … Continue reading

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Venus Velvet No. 2 Pencil On Arches Rag Paper

Another drawing from my portfolio – I use a pencil sharpened to a needle point when I draw, never erase, and love the soft surface of Arches rag paper.  Alice Flynn

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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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Four Paintings At Wild Joe’s

My art show starting this week at Wild Joe’s Coffee House in downtown Bozeman, Montana, displays the above four paintings.  The installation has my following artist’s statement. CHARACTERS OF SOLITUDE I have been making art for over 40 years, painting, … Continue reading

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Friends, Neighbors, Homesteaders

When I was a senior in art school at MSU, my mother gave me boxes of old photos and negatives and asked me if I would collaborate with her photography to do a painting for a family reunion in 1974.  … Continue reading

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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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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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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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A Vintage Valentine

My mother collected post cards and greeting cards.  In the shoe box of cards (vintage now but from her time) was this beautiful vintage valentine, die cut, embossed and layered.

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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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Meh, A Very Happy Unvalentine To You

How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?  Meh? Then I created this design for YOU! You can find it in my Cafepress shop online in the Candy Hearts Section HERE. (You are not alone).

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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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