Black Sabbath Album Cover - framed watercolor
What is a dream?
What is a nightmare?
If you are an artist you have both and at some point in your career you paint them.
Mob Rules was a nightmare, one that haunted me for many years.
I finally painted it in the 1970's and Black Sabbath wanted it for their album cover of Mob Rules in 1981. This is the final painting.
Now that seemed to work out well for both of us. The album was a great success. It was voted #1 Heavy Metal Cover of all time by Imagine FX magazine’s fans. I never had the nightmare again after I painted it. The fans loved the art, so much so that they make up legends about the painting.
To this day whenever I get interviewed I am asked
why I painted Ozzie Must Die into the piece.
Signed by Greg