Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Book Cover Success!

presentation for the book cover was a big hit.
of course it wasn't my presentation to make - but rather the art director of my book.
and it may change - again and again.
such an interesting process this has been.
waiting - waiting - then last minute deadlines.
my editor and the art director came to my studio to work out a color palette,
and ideas they had percolating. 
i gave them pieces and 
elements of color, texture and imagery.
sample swatches of techniques within an unusual color field.
i loved trying to interpret her vision for her,
in color and cloth - in paint.
in my hand

38.5" x 20"
textile paint, acrylic paint, machine quilting, yarn and collage on fabric

a work in progress - almost done.
wishing i had taken photos along the way.
very excited - been trying for years to go abstract

i love the figure and
but have needed to push - hard
so as not to fall back into the same imagery,
same line. have wanted to get beyond the
lovely and delicate


Jeanne Marklin said...

I love that piece! Glad your workshop went so well. You are such a warm and helpful instructor, it had to be great.

Cheryl Rezendes said...

And you are such a dear friend!

Rayela Art said...

It's beautiful, Cheryl! I hope the book is a huge success! I'm sure it must have been a HUGE task!

Cheryl Rezendes said...

Thanks Rachel!
I still have the photo shoots to get through, which involves doing all the artwork. I figure I'm halfway there!

Unknown said...

I love art and I love textiles, can't imagine anything better than the two of them together, looking forward to getting to know your work!

Cheryl Rezendes said...

Thank you Unknown! I hope you wil revel your identity at some point.

Happy Day!

Vivian Helena said...

Found you on Linked In.. fun to see what you are doing, and excited to see your new book. Pop into my blog if you get a moment and sign in also. So true about variety of spaces for studios and being by the family. Love hearing about your art and challenges.

Vivian Helena said...

Cheryl, thanks for popping into my blog. I love looking at what you are working on.. Congratulations on your book, great success!