If you’ve known me very long at all then you know I have a passion for all things spooky, weird, scary and paranormal. Sometimes, that extends to my paintings. That’s probably why I love to try and capture a mysterious aspect to everything I paint, even happy little flowers.
So imagine my excitement when I found out a local place was holding a Creepy Art Show!
Ah! Be still my heart. For all the times at art shows, passerby’s looking at me side-eyed and people coming into my booth telling me my paintings of trees were spooky or even scary… now is my time to shine!
Franklin Street Pizza Factory in Evansville Indiana, just about 22 miles from me, is having a Creepy Art Show during the month of October and into November a little bit.
I’ve just dropped off two of my spooky paintings for it. Now, I like spooky paintings like I like my scary movies… more imagination and suspense than gore. I’m not into the gory chop em up movies but I do love a good ghost story. As you would imagine any self respecting Paranormal Investigator would… ahem. (yep, I’m one of those… I even have the t-shirts and equipment to prove it.)
Here’s what I’ve included in the Creepy Art Show:
The two I have that fit the bill and are completed are L-R: Sinister Feline and Symbols of Lore.
Sinister Feline is an acrylic painting on Masonite in a custom frame my husband made. I’ve always liked this creepy little painting. It’s in the style that I call intuitive painting. Meaning, I started off painting random strokes with black paint, or inkings as I called them. Then, I look into the painting and wait for something to emerge. In this case it was a mean kitty cat… I mean anyone who has a cat knows there’s this little monster inside them that pops up occasionally, right? It hasn’t found it’s home yet. Maybe it will in this show. Read a little more about this painting here and here.
Next creepy painting I have entered is Symbols of Lore. A bit of a minimalist painting in that it’s just black and white. These symbols are from paganism type religions and also some made up symbols by me. I’m not a pagan or wiccan myself, but I find symbolism to be so interesting. It goes back to cave man days and art being the first communications early humans had. I find that fascinating. A lot of artists have symbols they gravitate towards and use in their art. When I doodle, eyes and stars are mine.
If you’re curious, or want a challenge… some of the symbols painted here are: pentacle, crescent moon, spirituality, rebirth, blessings, maiden, mother, crone, fire, water, air, earth, cauldron, psychic awareness, Taurus astrological sign. How many can you pick out?
I threw Taurus in there because that’s my sign. The eyes are made up and I think of them as the evil eye or stink eye, hah. Sometimes, I think it looks very tribal which has shown up in my paintings before.
Who’s going to buy this painting? I don’t know, but I imagine someone who might have an alter set up or is into spiritual stuff and New Age. Or maybe someone who appreciates symbols like I do. I just thought it was cool and was compelled to paint it for some reason.
So these paintings have already been delivered and will be showing all of October and into November at Franklin Street Pizza in Evansville, Indiana. If you’ve never eaten there, I highly recommend it, it’s so yummy and the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable. They always have their walls covered with artwork by local artists, which we so appreciate.
Don’t forget: I’ve extended my 25% off Original Paintings Sale until this Sunday 10-/3/21 at 7 pm. Here’s a link.
Learn more about me on the ‘About’ page under the additional links menu. I’m an artist – a painter mostly and an avid gardener. I paint a variety of subjects including birds, koi fish, my gardens, ponds and flowers as well as anything having to do with nature especially trees and tropical scenes. I also enjoy painting abstracts and have started created more and more of them. My most favorite thing to try to achieve in my painting is is mystery and telling mystical stories.
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