Sunday, February 27, 2011

Desert Rider

subject photo

This painting was commissioned by a collector from Australia who fell in love with the Sonoran desert and Phoenix while traveling here a couple of years ago.  He was also impressed with the Dia de los Muertos influence here.  He sent a photo of himself with the bike to be painted with a desert back drop.  The only specific request was to include the Arizona state flag, which he also likes.

This was a lot of fun to do!  It's very interesting that this is about the fourth or fifth "skeleton portrait" I've done and it reinforces my belief that the departed really do "Celebrate Life".  See my facebook page:

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