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Road Series: Blue
The BLUE painting is a downward view from behind the drum kit. This painting captures Michael's perspective while at work: the drum key, just used to re-tune the abused drum head, the hi-hat pedal showing wear as the traction tape tears on the footboard, and the ever-ready bottle of thirst quencher. Of note is the half orange, which Michael uses to squeeze the juice onto his hands for a sticky drumstick grip. For pop art sake, the orange has been painted blue (AKA blorange).
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History of The Road Series:
The Road Series is comprised of five individual paintings: Red, blue, blue, Blue and Purple. The paintings illustrate a behind-the-scenes glimpse into life on the road with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Michael spent three years working on the five paintings in hotel rooms across the world. He literally painted while on tour, carrying art supplies with him to capture his surroundings.
The paintings follow an "All Access" backstage pass on its movement throughout an average touring day, giving the viewer a peek into areas the public never sees. Michael describes the original works as "Pop Realism." They have the vivid colorful approach of pop art with the exacting detail of photo realism. He further blurs the two painting styles by playing with light and shadow; shading an object within itself while floating it on a stark white background.