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Ramones Painting by Carrie Milburn

I've been holding onto this 30x40" canvas for awhile, not knowing what to do with it. I've felt like I've been in a "rut" of sorts when it comes to painting. Also, life's just been in the way.

A few weeks ago I finally decided on The Ramones, after listening to some of their stuff. The canvas was oversized and tall, much like Joey. It seemed right.

I wanted to take two different styles, the black and white portraits, and the colorful, wild, retro style of the background and bring them together. I first painted the subjects. Then I photographed and uploaded them to my ipad where I digitally designed the background around them. Finally, I painted the background using my digital design.

It would be Joey's 72nd birthday this week.


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