Dirty Dancing has been my all time favorite movie since I was five years old. That’s a big deal in that I don’t typically believe in favorites, but favorites for the moment. Most people only love a certain song, color, outfit for so long. Life is too short to only love one band, one actor. Still, I feel a real favorite is a favorite that spans years. This movie is my only favorite.
This is an acrylic painting on a 16 x 20 canvas and took about two days to paint. It was painted in honor of Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). I wanted to capture love and death, which tends to be at the heart of DDM. I loved this painting so much I almost kept it for myself, but it sold immediately at the Dia De Los Muertos Festival. That same night I was commissioned to paint a replica.