Tuesday, March 16, 2010
tegan & sara 2
i first did this painting of tegan & sara (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tegan_and_Sara) a few years ago but was never really happy with the hair i gave them... and they needed tattoos. so i decided to "fix" their hair and give them tats and added other elements that better convey my original idea: to have them as sea sirens luring ships to the rocks. i think part of the idea came from their song "so jealous" where they sing about the ocean and the other part is that their music is so beautiful, yet sad. they rope you in with their voices but you crash on the rocks of the gloom. something like that.
the original "original painting" tegan & sara actually own. my wife, who was my new girlfriend at the time, got me tickets to see them on my birthday. possibly the best birthday present ever! we met them after the show and i gave them the painting. now i have to get them this copy... lol.