Ann Marie sent me this photo:
And asked that I paint her surrounded by my signature style of Jack O’ Lanterns. So, I did:
She’s wearing a 1968 Collegeville Witch Costume mask and shawl (but not the dress that came with it). It was both fun and frustrating hunting down color images of that costume for reference!
I just joined the Halloween Artist Bazaar – “Halloween Artist Bazaar is an emporium for unique handcrafted Halloween, holiday art, oddities and curiosities. Here collectors will find self-representing artist who create in the vein of nostalgic, whimsical, macabre and fantasy year round. The artists sell their handcrafted wares through their own selling venues, shops and websites and are gathered together as a collection of artist as an online art bazaar. Members collaborate as Halloween Artist Bazaar artist group to collectively benefit each other in their artistic selling endeavor through promotion and cross promotion under the Halloween Artist Bazaar title.”
I have artwork in two upcoming dark art gallery exhibits in Chicago, both group shows featuring far more talented and well-known artists than myself (you bet I feel lucky to have my work hanging in their company!).
This Saturday, October 27th, the annual Gallery Provocateur Halloween Dark Art Exhibition kicks off with an opening reception from 8:00 pm to midnight. Details and information at http://www.galleryprovocateur.org.
Then on Saturday, November 3rd, the Kosart Gallery will have its opening reception for the Second Annual Maleficium Dark Art Exhibition from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Details and information at http://www.kosartgallery.com.
Whether or not you dig my artwork, both of these exhibits are featuring some really impressive names and are definitely worth checking out!
It’s probably not too hard to figure out the thought process that led to this…
This wallpaper also has its roots in the 2010 Jack O’ Lantern Project, using a JOL made entirely of leaves. Enjoy! Click the image to get the full-size version.
Same deal applies: Google instructions for installing a desktop wallpaper, and you can’t use this image for anything OTHER than a desktop wallpaper on your computer or device.