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Road Series: Red

The RED painting is a downward view of the desk in a hotel room. This painting captures the isolation and killing of time in any hotel in any given city. The half eaten apple, the unfinished coffee and bottle of water, a game of solitaire on the laptop computer... anything to make the hours pass and the showtime arrive.

We are happy to share the news that the first edition of Road Series: Red is now closed.

Congratulations to those of you who were able to acquire one!

Our affiliation with Wentworth Gallery offers a new edition. Please click the Wentworth link for more information.

History of The Road Series:

The Road Series is comprised of five individual paintings: Red, Yellow, Green, 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.