Friday, June 5, 2020

"Dama De Rojo" - Dia de los Muertos, Dallas, Texas

There's something very interesting to me about Día de los Muertos. The way Mexican culture makes it not a day of sadness but a day of celebration, bringing the living, the dead and all associated icons together in a joyful holiday.

My goal with this painting was to capture that combination and document our experience at last year's Dallas Dia De Los Muertos. I enjoyed painting all of these diverse elements, and at the center, a woman with ghostly makeup, yet a playful expression.

"Dama De Rojo" • Oil on Linen • 15"x30" • Available at
Reference and painting photos by Saunders Fine Arts.

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