Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My new cover



Here's what I did today, the front cover of my new Mole. Now it is ready to send.

This is a self portrait. I worked hard to make it look like me, but I pretty much failed. It does resemble what I used to look like, but I didn't get enough wrinkles and width to make it look like what I look like now.

You can click it to make it bigger.

It's done in acrylics and pens from Andrea (black and brown) and is called "Fading and Peeling."

10 comments:

ballookey said...

Oh wow, that's really lovely. I wasn't thinking about the cover too much until I saw this.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I didn't do a cover last round, but all the books looks so much alike on the outside--I figured I do a front cover on the way out and a rear cover on the way back. Bookending the year.

henniemavis said...

"This is a self portrait... but I pretty much failed." ???

Bull puckey!! Mary, I know you, and this does very much look like you... so much so, I was taken aback at first. Good for you!

(Note: "Bull puckey" was not my initial exclamation, nor my second. Let the record show that I edited myself reluctantly.)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Well, I look significantly older than that now, that if the light catches me just right (faint light), you can still see that me. Thanks for the vote of confidence, Hennie!!! :-D YAY!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Also thank you for withholding the starker comment. LOL! :-D

steve said...

Yeah, very nice!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Steve!

Andrea said...

Wow Mary, Bravo! I am with Hennie, I think it looks like you. What type of paint did you use?

Andrea said...

You are really working magic with those pens I sent! :) All of the work done in my book was done with the pens you sent me too!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

The white is gesso--some really old gesso that belonged to my father who died in 1998. (Hope it hold up.)

The brown pain is acrylic watered down with flow-aide. It's also my father's, and old. I have a new studio (and guest/retreat room, if you want to come visit), BUT when I packed my art supplies to move to the studio--I lost the box with most of my acrylics in it and have searched and searched and not found it. DUH! How can that be?

And the pens are ones from your most recent thank you gift. That's it.

The black pen was soluble in the acrylic thinner and smeared, which made me happy, as I was looking for an aged, stressed kind of look. Also, I buffed it with a damp tissue to bring out the brush strokes in the gesso.