8 January 2018

Ashes to Ashes Video Painting

Some friends of mine who are huge Bowie fans just bought their first house together and I so I painted this as a housewarming gift for them. The famous scene in the Ashes to Ashes video featuring Boy George and Steve Strange - among others - walking in front of a bulldozer with Major Tom himself. 

I always loved the washed out over colorized nature of the video contrasting with the black and white costumes. The painting was done on heavy acid-free paper in mixed media, using watercolors, acrylic flecking and white artist's ink.