In Flanders fields, poppies signify the bloodshed of WW1.
So when it comes to painting, why not just replace poppies with splashes of blood? The brutality is offset by the rising sun, a message that no matter how desperate the situation, the sun still comes up the next morning. You get another go at life.
Originally shot in my first trip to California, by photographer Josh Roton.
The first painting I did of the Sex Pistol baseman was a watercolor miniature. This new interpretation was painted on my new iPad Pro, using Procreate and several layers. I always tend to make him look too old.