This painting is a collaboration between my old friend, Mac McDonnell and me. Mac has travelled the world as a road manager and sound reinforcement engineer for musicians over many decades. He took the photo I used as my source when he was in Havana. He is a fine photographer and I am grateful he lets me use his photos. This was my most complex painting to date. The underpainting drawing took fifteen hours. Since the El Capitolio was under heavy renovation, I used photoshop to replace it with the finished tower. I learned a lot about how to use photoshop to create a composite photo that was very convincing.
DMP has given me a new level of confidence in my work, I am very grateful for that.
A lot of work, but I am very satisfied with the result,
Oil on 20X16 inch canvas.