Monday, March 8, 2010

Legacy of Dreams - book cover illustration for Texas Historical Fiction Novel by Dan Vanderburg

25 X 35 Oil on Canvas
Commissioned for Private Collection
Another big commission has been completed and the book is out! I have only read one chapter (and I know the ending), but I still want to read the entire story.
This commission was a joy to produce from start to finish. Dan knew exactly what he wanted regarding the characters' images, and I had a solid vision for the background (letting the tree play a prominent role, as it does in the book). We are working on a book signing in Morgan Mill and Dan is hosting an Open House to showcase the painting, his book and the home he has so diligently remodeled during this process.
In addition, I am starting on another cover for him. The sequel novel is entitled "Finding Rosie" and the cover will depict a cold snowy environment with a red headed teenager on a paint pony. You'll have to read the book to find out the details!
To learn a little more about Dan and/or to order your copy of the book, visit his website HERE.
Psalm 19:8
The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes

1 comment:

Pat Burns said...

Wow... I'd love to see this one in person! The spacial quality in just the tree is amazing. Can't see too much detail in the people on the computer, but I get the feeling of jumping for joy. Makes you want to see what the book is about...great cover!