This New Member print is a signed digital print of “Olivia and Archie”. This print is 8 x 10 and matted with a pure white mat to fit an 11 x 14 frame.
This painting was originally an illustration for a cozy cat mystery book cover, Olivia’s Secret, by author Patricia Fry whose book covers I’ve illustrated since 2013. I still have all the original art and this recent cover kept catching my eye as a nice painting of two cats with flowers, which is not always typical of art for book covers.
Olivia, the calico cat, is the subject of the series of mysteries and is also the author’s cat. Patricia describes the idea she has to me and supplies photos of Olivia for me to use in designing the illustrations, and I do the rest. Archie, the ginger cat, is a friend of Olivia’s and shows up in the stories now and then. In this instance, sunflowers played a part in the mystery, and she wanted them positioned on a porch. The book covers are 5″ x 8″ so I need to compose vertically and steps work well, and the green in the reference photo I used made a vibrant background. There is more to the illustration top and bottom, but those areas are where the cover and other information go, and have little detail.
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