This memorial plaque for Captain Jack Cardinal (not to be confused with our beloved Captain Jack Sparrow) was commissioned by his paramour Ruby Licious. She requested that her pirate's favourite colours of red and black be used exclusively. I hope this canvas meets her desires and she will promptly deliver a sizeable quantity of gold dubloons. Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!
This canvas started out with orange, copper and bronze paint with a stencil. That's when I got stuck and painted over the thing with black. Now this canvas feels more like me.
skull stamp: Tim Holtz Collection "Halloween Blueprint"