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09-29-2011, 09:45 AM
Thanks to John Berry Photos of Deviant Art for his permission in painting a great musician, singer, and person Stevie Ray Vaughan. He titled his photo The Final Bow as this sadly was Stevie's final bow.

I didn't know what the colors were that he was wearing, but I imagined these colors. Also I used white in consideration of his presence and his passing.

I worked off and on for four days with this one. Oils and knife and John's excellent photograph of Stevie Ray.
Thanks for looking.

09-29-2011, 10:08 AM
Amazing and well done

09-29-2011, 10:15 AM
Awesome, Sandy.A big supprise but a pleasant one.

09-29-2011, 10:21 AM
Sandy this is very well done, very sad as he knows it is his last bow, wonderful job:):):)

09-29-2011, 02:45 PM
Oriane, Att, Pat, Thanks so much for your kind comments!

09-29-2011, 03:03 PM
what a talent. great tribute there.

09-29-2011, 03:36 PM
Thank you dear Albert, it was a pleasure. Both in using this cool software and painting such a cool man.

09-29-2011, 08:16 PM
A very intense painting where the hard job of living and the sense of loneliness are well expressed not only by the pose, but also by the rough and worn-out surface of the wall behind. Excellent!

09-30-2011, 02:19 AM
Fantastic work on this Sandra! Fantasic musician!:eek::D:D

09-30-2011, 02:33 AM
A fine and fitting tribute to one of the finest guitarists ever....:):):):)

09-30-2011, 03:13 AM
Alexandra.. guess you are a fan of Steve's work as a lot of us are... this is a great work and as others have said a fitting tribute...:):);););)

09-30-2011, 10:30 AM
WOW my dearest Sandy this is amazing:):)

09-30-2011, 01:22 PM
Cesare, You know, I researched a little, of course there is always something personal and unflattering that some one will write, and that irritates me-but from what I read he was extremely talented. So sad that the helicopter pilot chose to go out on a foggy night. Why would he chance something like this? We will never know. Thanks dear Cesare for your comment, always appreciated dear man.

Eddie, Thanks so much. I think so too. I am still amazed when I listen to him play. A tortured spirit I imagine as most artists and it is obvious when I listen that he was able to free himself just as a painter would in his painting.

Ken, I agree-he was so amazing, and his music will live on. Thanks so much!

Gary, Thanks so much. John is such a fantastic photographer and there are a few of his photo shoots with Stevie and his wife that were very touching. These were take right before his death. If you want to check them out-just look into JohnBerryPhotos in Deviant Art. A very talented photographer.

Amanda, I am so pleased that you liked this one. I really enjoyed using oils and the knife. The only problem I had was stopping. Of course I did see two spots that I need to work on...always after I upload into the gallery.:rolleyes: Thanks so much dearest friend!

D Akey
10-01-2011, 11:49 AM
Texas bluesy rock tribute. I especially like the grit texture on the wall. He had that sort of gravely guitar in your face edge to his sound.

I absolutely loved him playing Pipeline with Dick Dale of all things. Surf worked really well -- a campy tribute to the old Beach Blanket movies.

Shame that I didn't listen to him much before I started playing guitar. Would have loved to see him live as in some of the venues seen on Youtube.

Your painting brought it all back nicely, Alexandra.

Don't know if I already posted this or not. But it's a gas.


10-01-2011, 12:45 PM
Loved it D Akey, and thank you. I am so pleased you liked this one.

10-01-2011, 11:04 PM
very nice indeed:)

10-02-2011, 04:05 AM
this is.......AWESOME!:eek:

10-02-2011, 09:08 AM
This is brilliant Sandy, hey one never knows what we are going to see you have come on so very much. Every one is a joy:)

10-02-2011, 12:16 PM
John, Suha, and Katie, Thanks so much dear friends. So pleased you liked it.

10-02-2011, 11:54 PM
Magnificent.. :):)

10-04-2011, 03:37 PM
Thank you so much Mike.:):):):):)