Monday, October 28, 2013

Two palms

Progress on Eelsong was put on hiatus due to my wonderful trip to Ireland, France and Italy, where I ogled Boticellis, Giambolognas, and Peruginos until my eyes glowed, and roosted beneath the ogives and airy apses of the many temples covering Western Europe, virtually levitating in air thick with awe. I also found myself plucking away at some other small projects, indefinitely distracted, and procrastinating the execution of the front and back covers, knowing upon their completion I would have to enter the onus of colour correction, layout, those lulls and sleepy drifts.

Here are the paintings that will adorn these covers. These are done with pen and watercolour on illustration board. The front:


and the back:


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