The cover of ire'ne lara silva's first Saddle Road Press book Blood Sugar Cantois based on a painting by her brother Moisés. For that cover, though, I wasn't able to use the entire painting.
Happily, I was able to use this painting -- "Bloodsong" -- in its entirety.
One interesting problem it raises is what to do about subtitles. A cover where the cover art is an insert causes subtitle placement issues in ways that an overall cover (see Whale Fall & Black Sage) doesn't.
Here, the art plays a central role not just figuratively, but literally. So a subtitle that's placed next to the title takes up valuable real estate -- in this case, forcing ire'ne's name to the top.