Oh, The Thinning Veils

Long have I loved the Masque Of The Red Death…and this is where the impetus for this piece came from…even though I didn’t realize that until after I finished and stepped away from it.

This was an easy piece.  I had a lot of fun doing it, more than I would have thought.

The focal point, our skeletal lady in her finery best, is an image from Ephemera’s Garden, one of her freebies.  The background is a simple napkin.  I used charcoal (white and black) and a variety of colored pencils (clear gesso and colored pencils are a win scenario for me)…and voila…

When I stepped back to see what she wanted to say, the words I scribbled down were exactly what I heard.

The words needed no embellishment–as scrawly as they came out.

I love her, right down to the moldy old flowers in her bustle.

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And don’t forget…the Veils this Night, They are a’thinnin’…

Beware.  Beware.  (Voice from the film Labyrinth here.)

Happy Hallow’s Eve.

 

 

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