Halloween

This is a more graphic image that is more fitting for Halloween. Halloween; a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening,  is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. According to one view, All Hallows’ Eve is a Christianized observance influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain. Other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into Jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films. Faber-Castell Pitt Art pens with Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2015-10-31 Halloween

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2 thoughts on “Halloween

  1. shawnthompsonart November 1, 2015 / 12:16 pm

    Nice painting, and good lettering, I really like how you captured this one.

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  2. rebecca November 3, 2015 / 3:35 am

    Beautiful orange washes against the dark paint. Happy Halloween!! Over here in Sweden they celebrate All Saints Day, which happened to fall on Saturday and coincide with the USA and Halloween….and I think I saw 2 trick or treaters….they like to dress up, but don’t do a lot of trick or treating 😉

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