Los Compadres Muertos


Music rises in the distance as the sun sets on a small desert town. Suddenly, a jalopy full of skeletons emerges from the mountain pass, bursts through a dust cloud, and whirls past the old looks like "The Two Dead Guys Band" found a few more mariachis to join their set at the Dia de los Muertos festival. 

Painting Process
Several shades of yellow and brown acrylics were dabbed onto a clayboard to create a rich, dreamy background, while contrasting blue and gray 1 Shot enamels were layered and highlighted to pull the old Ford to the forefront. The "Day of the Dead" characters are dressed to impress in their best black mariachi suits with lots of cool little details and, of course, geared up with instruments.

This painting was mounted in a battered Ford grill shell to create a true one-of-a-kind piece.

Paper Prints
The 8 x 10 and 12 x 18 Los Compadres Muertos prints are produced with archival ink on glossy paper and are perfect for those of you who prefer to frame your art.

Canvas Prints
The ready-to-hang Los Compadres Muertos canvas prints are produced with archival ink on museum-grade, gallery-wrapped canvas and extend 1.25 inches off the wall, so there's no need for a frame. There are several sizes available and each limited-edition giclee is signed and numbered out of only 40 Artist Proofs. Please allow up to three weeks for delivery of canvas prints, as they are custom-built at the time the order is placed.