Portrait of David Bowie. An absolute icon, I chose to portray him more mature and gaunt that images that are generally used.
The star background gives it a comtemporary feel, and is with reference to his beautiful 'Black Star' album.
Oil on canvas
60cm x 60cm
David Bowie is an undisputed icon...on music, creatinity, style.
This is my nod to him.
Flamboyant in his youth, he was in his mature years the epitome of understated cool.
I have limited the colours in this painting ( apart from his flesh) to simple black/grey/white for this reason.
I feel it looks classic and smart...just like the man himself.