Blue Rose, Alabaster Branches by sphinxmuse

Blue Rose, Alabaster Branches

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Added: Jun 19, 2006
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This piece is going to be a cover design submission for a catalog called Gypsy Rose which specializes in bohemian clothing, jewelry, and other sorts of "hippie" products. As you can see, it will be a submission for the Fall/Winter 2006 cover. I suppose it might be better to wait to display it, but I just finished it very late last night and am really excited about it. There's no guarantee that it will be actually picked to go on the cover, mind you, and unfortunately I have to send them the original, so I figured I would display it while I still have it in my possession. I really do hope it gets picked though! I would love the free stuff and it's always a thrill to see my work in print.

I tried to use imagery that harmonizes with the nature of the catalog and its products as well as appeal to its customers. The woman's clothing is directly inspired by much of the clothing the catalog actually sells. The style was influenced by Asian art (the influence of Hindu art should be fairly obvious but there is also a Buddhist influence), Art Nouveau, as well as the psychedelic artwork characteristic of the 60s and 70s, which is especially evident in the "Gypsy Rose" typography.

Media: Prismacolor colored pencils, watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink
Size: 8"x11"

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Guest's picture

nice picture, I know that mag, gypsy rose I have received it in the mail before!

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I would have loved to have purchased this print since I think this was the best in your series. If you are selling this one please contact Keep up the great work!

carles's picture

You really succeeded in conveying that "hippie" feel. It is really reminiscent of those late 60's - early 70's concert posters, like the classical ones made for the Grateful Dead. I love it ! Smile

Art at its best.