Ghost Riders in the Sky

Filed under: My Art — doktorjohn January 6, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

A tribute to that great American classic that has been performed and recorded by countless musicians from country to electronic, from big band to Goth, from jazz to alternative, from metal to folk—and more.
Among my favorites are the big band version by Vaughn Monroe, and the hard rock version by The Outlaws, but REM and the Ventures join the ranks of Tom Jones, Roy Rodgers, Gene Autry and Burl Ives. The most recent excellent entry is by Mark Sinnis and his “Cemetery-and-Western” group, Ninth House, whose version was the inspiration for this art piece.

24″ X 48″ Acrylic on canvas, completed 2012

Below are some closer-up details

The cowpoke

The landscape

The herd