A Charmed Life

Hi all! I have a few new pieces to show you in the next week or so, along with some videos as well. This one is called “A Charmed Life”. I have some detail shots as well as a video of me using my watercolor paints to create the lovely vintage style dress she is wearing. Please make sure to go to the bottom of this post to see all of that! Now,  “A Charmed Life“… Somehow that phrase came into my head while looking at this piece, so I decided to with it. First I decided to check & make sure that the meaning of the phrase actually made sense for this piece. Here is the meaning I found online

A Charmed Life: to always be lucky and safe from danger. 

inspirational, Janelle Nichol. retro style, vintage style, art for licensing, greeting card images for licensing, artist, floral, foliage, pink, abstract, unique, pretty, beautiful, whimsical, charming, lady

A Charmed Life- this is the first piece in the Garden Party Series. This charming lady is on her way to tea during this lovely afternoon. This watercolor mixed media painting by inspirational Canadian artist Janelle Nichol is available for licensing.

I think that totally suits this pretty lady. Doesn’t she look like everything is always perfect for her? Her world, her clothes, her hair? Yes, she certainly does lead a Charmed Life. As for the actual reality I had creating this piece….not such a charmed experience. I actually redid this lady 3 times. I had her all painted and everything on the canvas and had to start over twice. I really wanted her to be blonde, but it was just SO MUCH yellow. But a brunette didn’t look right as I wanted to keep the mood of this piece really light & when I painted brown hair on her, it was like “WOW-YIKES!!!” That is to say it really stood out & not in a good way. So I found a way to give her blonde hair with brown paint. So even though I used brown tones, you still get the feeling she is a blonde, maybe a little bit of a red-head. Her dress on the other hand, wad very easy & very fun to paint with my watercolors. Thank goodness for that!!

One other thing…this is just the first piece in my Garden Party Series. I have many more totally completed pieces for this series…unfortunately, they are all still in my head & I don’t have the time to get them all on canvas right now. But I CAN tell you they all look like sweet luscious candy!  I’m hoping to get one more done before Christmas, but the other ones are going to have to wait until next year. I’m also incorporating “Accessory pieces” into this series. Those will include more of a cleaner look that will just be purses and shoes & dresses without a person on them.

This is available to purchase in my Etsy Shop as a small/medium Print, Limited Edition large Print or Giclee Canvas

Keep up with Janelle Nichol

FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PINTEREST   INSTAGRAM   YOUTUBE

Sign up for my monthly newsletter. You will receive a coupon code for 15% off. I never share emails with third parties and will only send out 1-2 emails a month. Just put Newsletter Subscription in the subject line.

One thought on “A Charmed Life

  1. I am behind reading your blog…..catching up is great! This is a beautiful, elegant piece that is perfectly titled 🙂 I like that you changed it up a bit by using sheet music vs. words for the body/skin.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


9 − one =