Limited edition gallery wrapped giclee on canvas. Includes original sketch on back and certificate of authenticity.
12"h x 24"w - $ 725
24" h x 48" - $1,595
24"h x 48"w Artist's Proof - hand embellished - $2,595
24" h x 48"w Printer's Proof - hand embellished - $3,595
The inception of this piece began with discussions John-Mark had with collectors who have become good friends of his. The wife is a huge Stephen King fan who has been inquiring about the possibility of John-Mark doing a Stephen King painting for a couple of years. At a show, an art consultant suggested that he do a horror piece and rattled off numerous subjects that he thought would be awesome together. That’s when John-Mark seriously started thinking this is something that he should do and wondered if he could successfully put the 2 ideas together. One way the ideas intertwine is that they go from a Stephen King novel, “The Eyes of the Dragon”, to a Stephen King novel made in to a movie, “It”, to movies that Stephen King wrote the screenplays for and then on to classic movies and characters within the horror genre generally. Something which was also important to John-Mark about this painting is the way the subjects interact within the composition. Jack Nicolson’s character is looking at Janet Leigh in her infamous shower scene from “Psycho” as she is looking at Bella Lugosi portraying “Dracula.” Then there is a straight line from Bella Lugosi at the top and middle of the painting down to the dragon which is breathing fire in the direction of Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s monster which gives the painting a nice flow. This painting came together for John-Mark easily (which is not always the case) and he had an enjoyable time painting it. He is especially fond of doing black and white portraiture as he is essentially able to relax and not have to deal with the complexities of depicting skin tones which arise from his colorblindness.
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