Monday, October 14, 2013

Halloween Tree

halloween tree by megan_n_smith_99
halloween tree, a photo by megan_n_smith_99 on Flickr.

"The wind outside nested in each tree, prowled the sidewalks in invisible treads like unseen cats.
Tom Skelton shivered. Anyone could see that the wind was a special wind this night, and the darkness took on a special feel because it was All Hallows' Eve. Everything seemed cut from soft black velvet or gold or orange velvet. Smoke panted up out of a thousand chimneys like the plumes of funeral parades. From kitchen windows drifted two pumpkin smells: gourds being cut, pies being baked.”
― Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree

The title of this painting was taken from Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree, quoted above. The inspiration was all around me - tree changing color, piles of pumpkins at the market, and the glorious autumn sunsets.

Halloween Tree
8 x 10"
watercolor & ink
Available on Etsy!

I've also got some sugar skull prints on etsy, if you want to celebrate the season!

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