Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Challenge


I was invited to do a painting for a 'Halloween Challenge' by Chris Beck, along with  Pablo Villicana Lara. 
At first I was a little hesitant, since I am not real crazy about Halloween, but I do love to see the cute kids in their costumes, etc. so I agreed, then I had problems trying to decide what to do!

When Keri and I went to the Ft.Worth Stockyards, I saw the cutest skeleton decoration.  She had a green feather boa, and orange flip flops, and a witch hat, so I turned her into a Texas Cowgirl Skeleton!  A friend said she could have a western hat, and at the same time we both said AND BOOTS! so wa-la! Here she is, in all her black and orange with her best friend 'Midnight' the Black Cat at her side.
She could be called 'October Cowgirl' or 'Texas Halloween'...
There were several ideas on that, but Spooktacular Cowgirl won out.

This is Torn Paper Collage using magazines for my 'paint.' This art from is pretty addictive, and so much fun!
Below is a list of artists who were in the challenge. The top two were the organizers.
Please go to the top two websites to see everybody's work together, and then you can go to each separately if you want to. These are all wonderful artists, and I am honored to have been ask to join them! Please leave them a comment after you view their work.

Challenge organizers:

Chris Beck:

Pablo Villicana Lara:

List of Participants
Janet Belich:

Debbie Cannatella:

R. Garriott:

Jeanette Jobson:

Ron Morrison:

Diahn Ott:

Suzy Pal Powell:

Terry Rafferty:

Kay Smith:

Deb Ward:

Brenda York: 

At the Fair

I was acceptd into the New Mexico watercolor society show again this year. It will be in Las Cruces NM instead of Albuquerque NM The theme ...