My naughty children destroyed a book from the 1800's that my grandfather gave to me when I was a little girl. I was so angry with them but now I can only thank the little rascals because the book has been given a new life: as Art!
This is a painting for www.bookcrossing.com. BookCrossing is an awesome phenominon where people can release and catch books, then follow their journeys throughout the world and the lives they touch. You register your book online and then release it into the wild.
You can go on the site to see if anyone has found it or read and where it has been.
It is a lot of fun.
They sell bookplates with contemporary artwork. And this is artwork I am submitting.
So they may use this on a future bookplate.
It turned out so beautiful- I am really thrilled with the texture and the colors.
I was painting it outside at the gallery and almost sold it 4 times but I can't sell it- I have to send the original to BookCrossing for their auction. Michael & Julia (the models) liked it too- wish I could give it to them.