Salt The Dead, You Close The Veil

Just a relatively quick post, I have another one set to post tomorrow as well. I finished this flyer on Monday:
This will be the release show for the Des Ark record I did the insert poster for months and months ago. Aimée from Des Ark liked the poster so she opted to make it the cover instead and they're currently at the printer so they'll be available for this show. We're planning on screen printing some limited run posters in addition to the poster inserts that will still be included in the pre-order. Really cool!
I decided to do something inspired by all the reading I've been doing about oracles which is why she's holding the scrying bowl with the divination pendulum necklace:
We are, after all, coming up on Samhain, the ideal time for divination!

My friend Kev asked me to make the flyer and since the show is also a joint Scorpio birthday show I included the scorpion and the constellation traced out in the sky for him:
This flyer was also my first attempt at painting in grey scale. This is something I've been wanting to try out for a while since I've been toying with the idea of working on an art zine and I wanted to have some work that could be cheaply reproduced with a photocopier for the insides. I miss color, but I also really like black and white images and it was fun to be making one again.

In other news I got invited last minute to be in this Autumn/Halloween themed show that Paul Romano is curating:
Tons of cool artists and my favorite theme. Unfortunately there was no way I could make a new piece but I decided to show the forest demon painting I made since it has yet to be shown and fits the theme pretty well. I even went to the trouble of framing it with a mat (and a 6 dollar flea market frame):
We're coming up on my absolute favorite time of the year and I'm hoping to be able to spend the rest of this week working on costumes and carving and creeping around. I actually managed to get up to NH last week to go to the Haunted Overload attraction which was really really incredible to look at. We went on a thursday when there are no actors and you can just wander in the woods in the dark and look at all the incredible stuff they built. We also stopped by the Witch's Dungeon for a return visit. The Witch's Dungeon is an awesome heartfelt display of life size classic movie monster sculptures in a "museum" that has been in the artists backyard since he was 15 (in the 60's) and includes voice recordings made just for him by Vincent Price. I recommend it!

I'll conclude with possibly my favorite picture ever, me and my grandmother on Hallowe'en in 1985 or so:
Expect a post about the full poster for Narcocorrido tomorrow!


Amy Duncan said...

congrats on the group show, that's a pretty exciting bunch of artists you're in company with...and the forest painting looks amazing in that frame! I might have to get your werewolf framed too now, probably a good idea anyway since I have that habit of spilling coffee on finished artwork.

wandering genie said...

I would love for you to be able to have it in the frame if you can get it home from the states/if it's shippable. I was thinking what a shame it would be to have unframe it just cause of the distance. I like giving people framed stuff!

And my protection from coffee is one of those big plastic portfolios. I don't trust myself, my housemate or my cats for a SECOND around finished work haha.

Amy Duncan said...

ha, I did think of that recently and just bought a whole bunch of them...still, I'm sure I'll find new and unprecictable ways of ruining my work since I seem so determined to do so! I've not found dirty footprints on any of my paintings yet, but I do find them on and around my art table regularly...furry little bastards.

I think I will frame that painting, I'm sure we'll find a way around the shipping thing.

Heiner N. Tachy said...

lovely paintings as usual
happy halloween