Guess what you guys!! (You gals!!) This is the start of a brand new series, Agate Agape.
Each one of the backgrounds is going to be modeled after agate stone, which is known for its swirling bands of color, like this:
Naturally I immediately cheated and put in a bunch of pink and yellow, which I am not sure are found in Nature but so be it. It looks rad so it stays.
So that's the "Agate" part of the series. What's "Agape"? Well it's pronounced "Ah GAH pay" and it's a Greek word for the highest form of love. The love of mankind for God, the love of God for mankind, the universal love that permeates the Universe... that is Agape.
So what about the title for this painting? Well, it's (another) reference to the famous secret rock star...
(My favorite part of that song is when The Misfits break in. I always liked their theme a little better. Then again, I usually rooted for the "bad guy" in cartoons, especially Wile E. Coyote and Sylvester the Cat.)
Anyway, enough cartoon nostalgia. The other reason for referring to a gem/jem is the "crystalline" look which I got in one of those stripes. It looks like the gem-like "edge" of the agate crystal where it's still forming.
This picture is so glam that it needs a glam frame, dontcha think? You can get it pre-framed in my shop.