Monday, June 21st, 2010
The second Starcycles Calendar I ever laid out was in 2001, and when Georgia asked for Ophiuchus on the cover, I decided to dive in with an oil painting. The image wrapped around the book, so the snake’s tail and field of stars were the back cover, while the figure was the main focus on the front.
Ophiuchus, 9″x12″ oil on canvas, sold.
I scanned the painting as I made progress, and have used both the star-free texture and the field of stars several times in other projects for Starcycles.
You can see below how the star field was deliberately color-shifted when I scanned it to be more turquoise, which was more in keeping with her business colors at the time.