The amazing Sally Ann Rowland has designed Cover Art for Guitarra Azul on all 3 of our Albums… with glorious results! They are certainly eye catching and a joy to admire… we have had a great deal of success with sales, in part due to the beautiful artwork gracing “Mariposa” “Oasis” and “Lotus Flower”! Our fans say they love the design of our CD’s almost as much as the music contained within. Thank You Sally!
Steve Edwards, Guitarra Azul, Chicago, USA
These are the three CD covers I produced for Guitarra Azul.
Oasis was the second CD that came out in 2008. The artwork for this CD was actually an oil painting on a 24 x 24 inch stretched canvas. The writing was all handpainted – and in fact the first title of this CD was Un Beso Mas, which I had already painted. When Steve decided to change the title it was quite the challenge to change it, mostly due to being in black oil paint.
In 2012 Lotus Flower was released. By this time I had delved into the world of digital art, and used Corel Painter software and my trusty pen and tablet. Steve was quite clear on what he wanted and finally the artwork you see here was the end result.
In 2013 Mariposa (remix) was released, some 7 years after the original Mariposa made it’s debut. This artwork again was produced digitally but with the feel of ‘canvas’. The butterfly on this CD is very similar to the one on the original Mariposa so I think it links together rather well.
For me the best part of being involved in these projects is that I absolutely love the music. If you have never heard of them before, just click on any of the following links and they will whisk you off to a banquet for the ears!
I for one will be looking forward to the next CD and hopefully it’s not too far away!
So, just for fun – which cover do you like most?