I think we all know by this point that Halloween is the coolest. For my money, Halloween-themed art is in fact too cool to trot out in September and stow away again in November, for which reason, I keep Halloween themes around me at all times. Even if Halloween visits your house on the annual, however, there’s something to be said for having high-quality decorations – for living with seasonal art, instead of low-quality plastic crap.
Several years back, I acquired some wooden comedy and tragedy masks at Goodwill and decided to paint them up like Frankenstein’s monster to create heirloom-quality treasures:
Unfortunately, I painted them with craft paint, which is not really up to the heirloom standard, so this week, I decided to sand them, gesso them, and hit them again with my artist-grade Goldens. Here are a few progress shots, culminating in the final pic:
If you like this idea, by the way, you can find wooden comedy and tragedy masks on eBay and possibly even at your local Goodwill!