This is the original cover illustration - created via two separate paintings - commissioned for another/companion southern gothic novel by Anne Rivers Siddons, by HarperCollins for a paperback edition, 1992. I cannot find a reference for the published version, so it's possible it wasn't used. Like "Outer Banks" - for which Pether also created the cover illustration - the central image features the same model, in a sensual pose, in a painting approx. 10.5" x 11" (then matted, see photo), while the seascape/background is a separate painting on a larger board, 11.5" x 17" (which has a small tear bottom right) Both are painted in acrylic and gouache on illustration board, plus labels attesting authenticity from the Estate. You receive both paintings in your purchase!
Dave Pether: Colony
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