Sunday, October 15, 2006

True Colors Cover

I choose Flesh

I may or may not be finished with this front cover for my True Colors Journal. Probably not, because I have such a hard time with collage. I have to study it for a while. It doesn't come easy for me. But oh how I do love this lady and this is my first real effort with my new heavy body acrylics. You may remember I told about this new project back in early September. Can't believe it has taken me over a month to get started.

For my cover, I'm using an old gutted peel and stick album. It is actually the one on top shown on the left. I recovered it with a duck or canvas cloth and gessoed it. I plan to work on my pages unbound so I can have the freedom of working flat. I still have some work to do with my chosen color, flesh, before starting with the color inspiration of each artist featured in the True Colors book.

I have some thoughts about the direction I will go with this; however, since I never get where I'm going with my planned direction, I will just keep those thought to myself for now.
More later,
PS I had a great ART weekend. How bout U?


  1. I have trouble with collage too. I like it.
    But, it confuses me.
    And I find it difficult as where to begin.

  2. mmm this cover looks wonderful to me !

    But you are not finished !

    How do I know ? because you said it yourself , you are not sure if it is finished.

    when you are finished, have you noticed how you just KNOW IT ! ?
    There must be some other little thing that you have yet to do ... I know, I am the same way like that.

    So I am looking forward to seeing what comes next with your True Colors Book - how fun.

    I will be back to see what is going on with your book and YOU

    Meanwhile = going to look thru other thigns while I am here now. See what you are up to !

    Love, S

  3. Oh my goodness... this is absolutely gorgeous. I get little chills just looking at it - I think it looks gorgeous just like it is... but you seem like me so you'll play around until you're satisfied. Looking forward to seeing it finished. :)

  4. Oh my gosh, this is STUNNING!!! I love it:)

  5. I was working on a journal cover with Memory Makers paint and they did not only stick to the gesso, but when I lifted the tape EVERYthing came up...back to square one...what acrylics do you use...please don´t say Golden...:)

  6. I think your work is incredible...


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