Monday, November 1, 2010

The Unfastened Heart (Part II)

A few hours ago I walked into the kitchen where my sister and her friend were baking a pie and was struck with the idea for this cover design. It is my second attempt at designing a cover for Lane Von Herzon's The Unfastened Heart (the first can be viewed here) and I am satisfied with it. It's not quite what I had in my mind when I started, but I am happy with the results, and I think it has the simplistic but compelling graphic quality I was aiming for. I think I prefer this design over the first one I did, but I do still have a soft spot for both of them. Both designs have certain qualities that I like. Thanks to my sister for putting on a sundress and modeling for me even though the temperature in the house is less than warm right now! The line work is a pencil sketch, inked and scanned in. The color is watercolor.

A Memory of Bees

It feels like it's been forever since I really sat down and made some artwork. Visually, I like the way this turned out, but it doesn't really have the same emotional significance to me that some of my other work has, so to me it feels a little lacking (I'm also unsure of the title). That being said, I still think that others might find it to be a successful piece. I hope so anyway since I will be trying to sell it at an art gala soon. This is more or less a collage painting. Materials: Computer paper, newspaper, tracing paper, cotton balls, corrugated cardboard, Elmer's glue, Mod Podge, acrylic paint, and dried flowers on canvas. 10" x 10".