Monday

TYBURN




Not long ago I received a request....
to use one of my watercolors sketches - the Human Skull -
as the cover for a new book...
in paper and ebook form (available on Nook and Kindle)
 It was totally unexpected and I was...  and still am,  thrilled ... 


  The author is  Kevin John Grote


 The Book is   TYBURN 


It belongs to his series "Letters of Fire and Sword" 
...an ambitious undertaking of 16 books
which he has been working and doing research on for years...
 His historical novels take place in the 1740's and 50's
in the UK (Scotland and London) and in North America.


If you go to the TYBURN link above you can read some of his book on Amazon...
Hope you enjoy... I did!


Kevin previously released "Skye" and is presently working on "TALLY-HO!
...this is a link to his twitter


I love Books... and historical novels are some of my favourites.......
I wish him the very best .





28 comments:

Arija said...

Congratulations Gwen! How could they not spot such a beautiful drawing? Hope this leads to many more openings for biik covers.

Tina Eudora said...

Congratulations Gwen! Beautiful artwork by the way. I have a penchant for well executed watercolors and that is one of the best I have seen in awhile!
Tina xo

pRiyA said...

It looks fabulous. Stunning. The skull is one of my favourite pictures done by you.
Congrats Gwen!

ArtPropelled said...

Congratulations Gwen. It looks great!

Guillaume said...

beautiful. It reminds me of Memento Mori and the Vanitas.

Ruth said...

So very cool, Gwen! Beautiful. I wish the book cover could be printed on watercolor paper, but it looks like it is!

Steven Cain said...

Cool. I was going to ask if I could use your crow on my business cards... but now... I mean, how can I compete?

Owen said...

Excellent news, simply wonderful. Your skull is simply out of this world... and very potent medicine for anyone who appreciated the Grateful Dead scene a few years back.

Did the right buyer come along for your dream house there ?

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thank you so much for all your lovely words, everybody.. it was just such a nice surprise.
Steven I believe a crow on your business card is definitely a good idea.
No one yet Owen, but if you hear of someone, send them over. fresh salty air, beaches, peacefulness, lots of sunshine .. I could go on...

Anet said...

This is wonderful! I've always loved your skull watercolors.
Congratulations Gwen:)

rivergardenstudio said...

dear Gwen, I have never seen a skull so beautifully painted. Congratulations on this project and I wish you the best of luck with this and your other ventures.
Roxanne

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thank you Anet and Roxanne, you guys are so sweet, I loved doing this.

Shayla said...

Congratulations Gwen. This piece is well suited for such a book.

Seth said...

A big congratulations. The skull is a thing of beauty!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Shayla and Seth, keeps one inspired to carry on.

Shelley said...

Congratulations my Seaside Friend! What a thrill!! Wahoooooo, jumping up and down for ya here (can't you feel it?)!! A woman of so many talents and I can honestly say "I knew her when". Wahoooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

Sharmon Davidson said...

Wow- congrats on that! It's a wonderful rendering of a skull, I can see why he chose it.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Shelley and Sharmon, too kind of you both... Thanks!!!

Sandy said...

That is wonderful news and I love that head. YOu did such a good job on it.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks so much Sandy!!

Deborah Carr said...

Congratulations on the unexpected thrill, Gwen! How nice that they even included your signature.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thank you Deborah, It make me smile to see that face on Amazon..

pauline said...

This is FABULOUS Gwen!! What a stunning skull! How wonderful that it ends up on the cover of a book. Congratulations. You should be very proud. It's a gorgeous painting.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Pauline, It makes me smile every time I think about it!!

ahmad said...

good color

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thank you Ahmed, I appreciate your comment.

helen said...

How wonderful Gwen....big, big congratulations....I love this skull painting and it must look fantastic as a book cover.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Helen, It is really fun to think my images are out there in the world.. it makes me smile every time i think about it. Lovely to hear from you!!