Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Boss

Here's the Bruce Springsteen painting in 5 stages- painted in Acrylic. I was trying to use the red, white and blue motif in the color-scheme to show that he is America- not something separate on a flag, or purely political or nationalistic. When there is something wrong with this country, it should be criticized as he has done in the past.
Anyway, I thought I was making him too red in the face which could imply other meanings, so I toned it down a bit with more of an orange-red and some purples in the shadows as well...
This is at "Rumours"- 55th & 8th Ave. in Manhattan.


The Keeper's Notes said...

very cool to see the've certainly been keeping busy! Lookin' good. How big is this painting?

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

It's 30 x 36". I have a better version of the final I'm working on right now in photoshop. I'm trying to combine 2 different photos I took; they both had hot spots on opposite sides due to the light. I don't have an optimal room to shoot my photos in.
There's more to come.