Jack and Jill  by © Karin  Taylor

art, brown paper, children, drawing, gifts, jack and jill, karin taylor, mixed media, nursery rhyme, painting

6 sales of this design so far, thank you!!

paintings and drawings by karin taylor


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Jack and Jill Tshirt

Jack and Jill by Karin Taylor
you are viewing the original creation created from a roll of brown kraft paper
i will subsequently load another couple of versions to RED Bubble soon… and they will also be available as prints, cards and a specially crafted one for tshirts will be here soon too

  • The Creation of Jack and Jill*

a) tear large ‘rips’ of brown kraft paper from the roll
in a frenzy..helps also rid one of general frustrations of life
b) grab a huge paint brush
c) discover lid of gesso is sealed shut, requires a hammer to
remove lid
d) bash gesso lid repeatedly on desk
e) discover gesso has been flung all over the studio floor due to small holes
caused from bashing the gesso
f) clean studio floor prior to doing anything else, as gesso dries fast
g) relax …. dip paintbrush in gesso and slather it all over the brown paper
strips in long horizontal strokes… most therapeutic time of
process…mindless brushwork
h) let the paper dry….and start thinking…hmmm what will i draw?
i) come up with a brilliant idea….
j) try to draw brilliant idea many times, resulting in lots of screwed up brown
paper and wasted gesso
k) finally come up with brilliant design, oh yes.!! “Jack n Jill” Brilliant idea…but
they’ve all but grown up whilst ‘in situ’ . Jack now sporting a divinely
devilish goatee and Jill always the dreamer, now sporting a resemblance
to the flower children of the sixties, a favourite era of mine…..This also
works rather well becoz aswe all know, after Jack fell down and broke his
crown, he fixed it up with vinegar and brown paper…since Jack is drawn on
brown paper, he won’t have to go too far for a plaster
l) trace over the briliant design with a black texta
m) colour in the brilliant design with whatever’s handy and stick stuff on when
drawing fails completely and you don’t know what else to do..also…when
all else seems to fail resort to those old gum rubbers with star and flower
stampings i made an aeon ago…yep…stamp, stamp, stamp.. works well!
n) to make the bucket…i had stuffed it up completely….so with nothing to lose
i poured ink on paper towel, then cut towel into bucket shape and
stamped it…
o) i used pastels and coloured faber castell pencils plus a heap of charcoal
and some acrylic paint in the mix…. a messy and fun process
p) play with it in photoshop!! a lot!!!

Mounted Print

Jack and Jill at Twilight Prints and Cards

Copyright Notice
All rights reserved © Karin Taylor 1965 – 2013*
Contact email karinlouisetaylor@gmail.com*
These images are the exclusive property of myself, Karin Taylor and are protected under the Australian and International Copyright laws. These images must not be reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without the written permission of myself, Karin Taylor.

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  • Kenny Gulley Jr.
    Kenny Gulley Jr.over 6 years ago

    hah jacks a commie and jills a hippie! go figure
    lol no im kidding w/you Karin!
    Love your style it never ceases to find adoration from me!

  • kazcook1972
    kazcook1972over 6 years ago

    Brilliant idea Kaz… works SOOOOOO well! Particularly love the ‘grown up’ look!!

  • Hey Kaz…thanx mate. .. much appreciated…glad you liked this version of J&J

    – © Karin Taylor

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    © Karin Taylorover 6 years ago

  • Kenny Gulley Jr.
    Kenny Gulley Jr.over 6 years ago

    just read your creative process…and omg she is a hippy! lol
    and awesome step by step commentary- it was enjoyable to read :D

  • lolz…yep, you picked it …that she was a hippy…flower child…n all that jazz…..cool Kenny!! and thanx for the lovely response to my work!! glad you enjoyed!

    – © Karin Taylor

  • fatfatin
    fatfatinover 6 years ago

    ooOooo…love it!!!

  • thank you very much fatfatin :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • udonchow
    udonchowover 6 years ago

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    © Karin Taylorover 6 years ago

  • gillsart
    gillsartover 6 years ago

    Soooooooo creative (writing too) ! u could write childrens books and do the ilustrations ..go on Karin …………

  • Hey gillian!! thx so much!!
    maybe one day… iAN Derrick and I are doing a children’s book (self publishing) he wrote a darling story with my characters in it…so there’s a beginning :)
    thanks for believing!!!

    – © Karin Taylor

  • udonchow
    udonchowover 6 years ago

    So imaginative,Karin!! This is a funky pair of Jack and Jill, so fun and delightful! I love jill’s hair and dress…..if only I could have hair like that in real life :D and Jack’s goatee really tickles me!! Thanks for the detailed elaboration of the creative process behind this piece, you are awesome!! :D

  • Hey, hey…..Ellen…thanx for your lovely words..so happy you like the funked up version of J&J….the goatee tickles me toooo!!

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Arletta
    Arlettaover 6 years ago

    I’ve never used gesso .. is it fun?

  • oo yeah…love gesso…gives everything a bit more tooth..covers a multitude of mistakes…wonderful chalky paint stuff Arletta :) or just substitutes for white acrylic…it’s very thick…you can now buy it in black also!

    – © Karin Taylor

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