Monday, 22 March 2010

Custom order portrait

Just completed my first custom order for a manga/art nouveau style portrait.

After great praise I received for my avatar

I was asked to create something in a similar style. CraftyLittleMia sent me these photos to start the process off.

First of all I completed these 2 sketches to see if Mia was happy with style.

After discussing with Mia, I took influence from her love of buttons (a love than most of us creative types seem to have!) and she has just purchased these 2 drawings.

Thank you Mia for asking me to do this and allowing me to use your photos in this blog.

If you are interested in getting a portrait of you done by me, please get in touch.

Saturday, 20 March 2010


ordered these on t-shirts today

the t-shirts have arrived!!! not as wonderful as I wanted but still pretty cool.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

new listings on etsy and folksy

So far I have been listing items on paper on etsy and folksy, but my main art form is painting on canvas. I was unsure if etsy and folksy were the right place to list my canvas paintings as previous I have been selling these through physical galleries only.

So I have listed a painting on each....

no sales yet but didn't really expect any. Planning to research what is the best site for selling original canvas art....any suggestions?

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

items I want on folksy...

...rather than selling things I seem to be finding things I want to buy. These are my favs just now.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Some background on me...

I am a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. Completing my Postgraduate Master of Fine Art in 2002 and BA Honours of the First Class in Drawing & Painting in 2000. During and after studying I exhibited widely in Scotland, with a large solo show in July 2007.

I have been painting abstract landscapes using the influence of the landscapes and seascapes of the Orkney Islands where I grew up. Quote from review of my art by Chris Rea: "Jade Stout's paintings are small and compact. Her palette incorporates colours of mauve, beige, dark green and brown and represent seascape memories from her childhood in Orkney to recent trips to Mull. The paint is thick and textured creating lines, waves and splashes. The canvases are divided into rows of colour sometimes leaving a large portion of the canvas white. The strict composition and clinically clean lines reminds one of a modern-day Mondrain. Stout has managed to transcend personal experience and, literally, create a canvas for the viewer to recall all the landscapes held in our memories. As I look at her paintings I travel through exotic carpets, bamboo forests, industrial estates, sand and rust. There is a beauty, simplicity and sincerity in the work that one rarely sees anymore."

I plan to continue to paint in this style under the name Jade Stout, but branching out into other areas (such as the art nouveau/manga inspired portraits and VW images) under the name Sweet'art Stout.