Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Splashy Halloween!

Happy Splashy Halloween!
Originally uploaded by linfrye
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Happy Halloween! This spash and splatter was done in fall colors in a loose, fun, "abandon it all kind" of way --- it started out merely as a splash with colors I haven't used much - then merged into colors of fall, and finally, a wild version of pumpkins ...

We accompanied the grands last night - along with my son and his fiance, their pup, Bently, their friends, and my son's future in-laws - on a house-by-house Trick or Treating! I have to admit that since moving to our woodland home, we RARELY see trick or treaters, and our neighborhood, with acres between houses, dark driveways, and roaming wildlife, doesn't encourage wee ones to venture.

About eight miles from us though, in a young, more suburban neighborhood, the community of homeowners went all out with decorations, hay rides for the children, costumes, treats, and FUN! I took some photos in the dark and posted those that could be recognized -- including Nick and Emily and Bently in costume just before the sun set. It was cool - in the 40s ... and yet all the walking, crowds, the kids dashing from decorated house to decorated house -- kept us warm enough! It was great fun!!

C hosts his jam today, and I plan to paint. The weather has finally cooled enough to believe we're in the middle of fall - and while I prefer warm temps to cold -- five months of temps in the 80s and 90s can be mighty fatiguing! LOL

Hope your Halloween is Spookily Successful!


Lorraine said...

OMGoodness I love love love this -- I love fall colors and you have really done a terrific job of splashing and then creating a fall painting in the most brilliant beautiful colors and shapes. This would make a wonderful Thanksgiving card for Zazzle!
Big hugs,

Joan said...

Love how the splash and splatter worked for this!! Great color and looseness to this great painting! Your Halloween photos were great. Looks like you had a lot of the "bat-a-rina."

Happy Halloween!

Teri C said...

SO neat Lin. Great seasonal colors.

KarenHarveyCox said...

I saw this on your flickr. It is absolutely gorgeous.