Pastel painting of a skeleton posing in a formal gown

Madame X-Ray

12×6″ pastel on sanded UArt paper

In this painting, a skeleton poses in a long, formal gown, looking off to the right. It’s a skeletal take on John Singer Sargent’s famous Madame X painting and is part of my skelly series, Old (Dead) Masters, in which I re-work some of my favorite historical paintings with calcified, bone-ified results! I love her dress and how her carpal bones hold tight to her skirt! Such drama!

This image is currently represented by Art Licensing International, Inc.

Original painting is at The Red Sable in St. Augustine, Florida: $270