Sunday, October 17, 2010

book covers in sepia

I've always had a thing for intricate patterns. I love creating the wallpaper backgrounds for the girls in my paintings.
I usually lean towards more organic shapes, patterns that are kind of floral or toile-inspired. Lately, however, I've become increasingly drawn to the beautiful graphic quality of black and white (or more-so black and yellowed-white), especially when these patterns have a sort of art deco quality to them. (I played with that slightly in the border I painted for "with grace I learn the art of air").
I've wanted to read Flappers and Philosophers since I spotted it in the literature section when I was working in the bookstore last winter. However, now that I have seen this cover, I will only be satisfied to have a copy from this edition. :)
Virginia Woolf's sister, Vanessa Bell, did woodcut illustrations for all of her book covers.
"The Lark Shall Sing" by Elizabeth Cadell and "The Song of the Lark" by Willa Cather, both yellow
print archived by Francesca.
I was thinking of maybe making a postcard package of some of my ladies in sepia tone for my shop/Mass Market.
I hope that you all have a beautiful start to your week.
I went to the Arboretum today, but was unable to take any instant photos because my digital camera is broken. I did get a disposable one, though. I can't wait to have the pictures developed! That's a thrill I haven't really known since high school!
So pictures and paintings soon.


Fritzi Marie said...

OH, please make the post card pack. That would be the coolest.
love love,

Amanda Atkins said...

okay, I will do it! I'm excited!