Saturday, October 03, 2009

KISMET


Kismet, a new book by Monica Burns, is published by Berkley Books. The book has an exotic flavor that I wanted to get across, something about Asia, opium and subterfuge, with a lavish overlay of sexual desire. I chose colors that are reminiscent of India, hot, dusty, beautiful, and contrasted the light blue gauzy dress the woman is almost wearing, to be a cool diagonal flow across the hot palette. What do you think? Does it work?



Please leave your comments!

12 comments:

Barbara said...

I adore this painting. Absolutely stunning. I saw the actual book as an upcoming release and immediately it was the cover that caught my eye.

Beautiful work.

James Griffin said...

Thank you, Barbara!I appreciate hearing that the cover caught your eye!
James

Veronica Bennet said...

Absolutely. Works!
As soon as I saw the picture I did not need to read the post to understand that it was the cover of a novel exotic. The contrast between the yellow and the sky is amazing and the dress of the woman seems a river that crosses a golden land.
Very nice James!
Ciao
Veronica

James Griffin said...

Thank you so much for your nice comment, Veronica!
Grazie

Eleni Konstantine said...

Absolutely stunning work James. The colours caught my eye immediately.

James Griffin said...

Thanks Eleni, I'm so glad you liked it! Do you know many authors there in Australia? I see that you follow a lot of romance blogs. Cheers!
James

Eleni Konstantine said...

James, I'm quite active in the romance writing community in Australia and know quite a few authors indeed. I'm actually running a month long celebration of writing on my blog -
http://eleni-konstantine.blogspot.com
and my website
http://elenikonstantine.com

And have many authors joining me who I consider friends, including Denise Rossetti - whose The Flame & The Shadow cover is a favourite of mine.

Nicola O. said...

I think it's gorgeous; love the unusual POV. Something about the lines around their heads and the color of the blue dress make me think it's sort of paranormal, angels, perhaps.

Veronica Bennet said...

Hi James how are you?
I visited the blog of Barbara. Did you see the beautiful graphics? I wonder who is that beautiful illustration of the headboard^-^
Joke of course!
However your cover are the best.
Ciao
Veronica

James Griffin said...

Nicola, Thanks for the beautiful comment! I love to hear what people see in my images.
Veronica, I'm good, bu very busy! Many, many book covers coming along.
How are things at your blog?
James

Rebecca Hassan said...

love it

James Griffin said...

Hi Rebecca, Thank you so much for this and all the other comments, too!
James