Friday, June 19, 2009

EHAG Gorey Tribute Challenge



I was lucky enough in April to see a wonderful exhibit of Edward Gorey's artwork at the Brandywine River Museum. So you can imagine when EHAG, the Halloween art group I belong to, came up with a Gorey Tribute Challenge for June, I was ready to hop on board. Today I finished my piece and I just had to use the Headless Horseman as my subject. I don't believe Gorey ever drew him, but I think he should have!
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"The chief part of the stories, however, turned upon the favorite spectre of Sleepy Hollow, the Headless Horseman, who had been heard several times of late, patrolling the country; and, it was said, tethered his horse nightly among the graves in the churchyard." ~ Washington Irving

10 comments:

Zan Asha said...

WOW Jen! I think you captured the spirit of Gorey PERFECTLY with this one! I especially love the Gorey-esque bats! :D

Carolee said...

LOVE this! Such a fun challenge!!

~ Carolee

Marbella Designs said...

Your art work is amazing, I love it!

Jennifer Rose said...

really nice linework on this, very dark and eerie looking :)

finski said...

Very cool! I have one of his books...'Amphigorey'.... Morbid!!

Meghann said...

What a great painting, it looks almost like a woodcutting - very, very cool :D

Designs By CK said...

An ALL-TIME new favorite Jen!!!

Gorey would be proud!!! '-)

Have a great weekend.

Chris (-:

goblinfruitstudio said...

Bravo, Jen! You've truly captured the spirit of Gorey...and the horse is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful work, overall!

Kathleen Coy said...

What a fun piece, I love it!

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

LOVE this.