Tag Archive: gesso

Oct 19

Spine Cavity Shrine

spine cavity shrine

I did this shrine earlier this year, in late spring, at the same time I did the copper queen shrine. I’ve been heavily influenced by Laurie Mika’s work, and I love her icon faces, even though I don’t much like using other people’s art in my work. So I decided to sculpt a face out …

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Jun 05

Collaged Backgrounds

st cover 1

These are three paintings/collages I did to use as the background images for my cover art. The red one will be for my first novel, SEEING THINGS, which will be out on Smashwords and Kindle by September 1st of this year.  The green will be its sequel, TREEMAKER and the blue will be for the …

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Jun 10

Heron Book

Heron Book

This was the third cover of the “off white” themed series.  For some reason, this one didn’t turn out as the rest, to fix it, I cut out shapes of wings from different papers and adhered them randomly to the surface using a semi-translucent mixture of acrylic medium and Titan Buff paint.  After it dried, …

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Jun 07

Key Book

Key book

When I made these three books, I meant to have  a theme of off-white covers. This one started as gesso brushed over off white muslin, with stamps impressed into it for texture. You can see the faint image of a bird in the lower right hand corner of the cover. After the gesso dried, I …

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Jun 05

Orange Poppy Book

orange poppy back

This would have, should have been my favorite book cover.  I started by stamping gesso designs onto muslin, and then using a wash of buff paint to bring out the details.  Since the background was so plain, I went to my old files and found a photograph I had taken last year of my yard …

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