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I guess I overlooked the fact that I will have a painting on a book cover about to be published because it is my grandma, Murriel Meadows, book. She has been writing it for the last 20 years, and it is about her Dad & Grandad and the travel to America and to life in the American South.
She asked me to paint a piece that would go on the cover. I was very excited about visualizing all of her memories and she was involved in every detail. "There needs to be two dogs", "that tree was a little over this way", "can you draw a swing on the porch", "needs a few more chickens". I painted everything that she could remember about the house she grew up in. My favorite is the gord pole. I am so happy to see it already framed in the dining room, where everyone gather's when visiting. I made her pay me in homecooked field peas.
I dont want to give away the cover, before it is printed, but here is the finished piece of artwork I created for the cover. It is a folk style that I had never tried before. Was fun, but harder than I expected. Stay tuned for more on the book and details on reading/purchasing.