Under This Serious Moonlight

Medium: Oil on canvas
Size:  30″ x 40″

I had already painted a few of these couples in the realistic figurative style for card art to license with card companies and the original images were sitting around no longer being used. The card market has a quick turnover of images once licensed and I usually keep the originals. I decided to re-visit one of these and abstract this couple into my signature style of Plastic Space abstract just to see how it worked. I love how this one turned out. It is so different from the original sketch in that the moon grew larger with that halo around it and the background actually has the notes for the namesake song sung by David Bowie entitled “Lets Dance”. The drums and piano keys on the right and left direct the eye to explore up and around the couple as they sway to the music that contain the notes and rhythms of  that tropical beat originating from Africa.