This painting is a couple of years old. Originally it was just the street scene and I added the figure because the painting needed "something"...and this just came to me. I guess the creepy light suggested it. It's rare where I paint something just "out-of-my head". I almost always use photo reference or paint directly from life. Well, since it is nearly Halloween I thought I'd dust this off and put it up on my blog. Haven't you always been totally fascinated with the Ripper? How do you lean..do you think he was Royalty? In honor of Halloween, here is a horror movie quiz for you. I got 7 out of 10. I was disappointed--I thought I'd get 100% easy.
"Jack" Oil on 11x18 stretched canvas