Last night I took some of my art (both mixed-media/box-type stuff and gourd masks) to JB Knacker here in Gilbert for "Ghoul's Night Out," a Halloween-themed event. Brenda, the shop's proprietor, and all her help did a super job putting the event together. Many thanks to Brenda, her crew at JB Knacker, and all the wonderful customers I had a chance to speak with last night.
Finally able to whittle a little time out of life to throw some paint on my Dia de los Muertes-inspired gourd masks. I still need to do some touch-up (covering up pencil marks and such) painting, and I'd like to give them all a wash of heavily-watered-down acrylic for an antiqued effect. After that, I just have to paint the backs flat black and give everything a couple coats of varnish. My intent was something more on the creepy side, but instead they turned out to be happy little skulls. Oh well, from what I've read about the Day of the Dead celebration, it's more joyous than morose anyway. The two below are simply covered in paper torn from a Spanish dictionary.
These four masks are more traditional, in the sense that they're painted.
All six pieces will be available for purchase October 7th when I'll be participating in JB Knacker's Halloween Party.
The (sometimes mad) ramblings of a mixed media artist.