Skipper Bay’s fore-edge painting on the book Peter Pan was recently featured in INSIDER’s short video on fore-edge painting:
There are hidden paintings on the edges of these books.
Posted by INSIDER art on Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Full one-minute Peter Pan video:
How soon can you tell which book this is? Watch for the hidden painting!!What is cooler (for a book-lover) than a secret painting within the book? This is a fore-edge painting, where an artist skilled in miniature painting creates a panorama of scenes from the book. The painting is hidden by the gilt when the book is closed, and revealed by fanning the pages. I will be doing more of these, and perfecting my process! The method dates to the 10th century, but most fore-edge painted books today are from the late 19th-to early 20th century. Skipper Bay is bringing it back!
Posted by Skipper Bay on Thursday, August 25, 2016