This original painting of Stevie Ray Vaughan was created while it was being bid on during a 10 day eBay listing.
I typically only market the prints made from my paintings, but on this one, no prints were made and the original was sold to a collector in Wisconsin who was at Stevie’s last show!!
Here’s the first photo of a section I started. I continued to post photos of the painting’s progression each day.
This is feeling good & coming together nicely on its first day.
Nothing like a little inspiration from feedback from the fans to move this forward!
Stevie’s tunes in the middle of the night continue to inspire!
Stevie gets his scarves.
Gettin’ his ax!
Early morning painting in the Garden Studio. Man…I miss Stevie!!
You can hear him in the silence!!!!
So close to finished!!
I’ve decided to name this “Stevie – Above & Beyond”
A serene August morn…
The painting made a road trip to East Troy, WI. This is just outside of the Alpine Valley Music Venue where Stevie played his last show.
The completed painting in front of the ski hill!
The fog arrives…
Note on this final Alpine Valley photo shown…
With the painting now completed, I made a road trip to document this painting at the location of Stevie’s last concert in Alpine Valley, East Troy, WI, USA.
As I set up the camera in front of the ski hill where the accident occured, a thick fog rolled in.
In the early morning quiet of the valley, it was as though Stevie had joined me to give his approval.
A glossy inkjet print of this image was now added to the auction of the painting.
Here are some additional images, hung in my home & closeup detail shots…
A close-up of the facial work.
NO Prints will be produced from this original piece.
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