Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Haunted Yard!

We had such a fun and unusual paint-out today!  Something different...Halloween is coming soon.  We met in an Altadena neighborhood noted for its Halloween decorations where one house was the main attraction.  It was a bit of a puzzle for me, trying to chose what to paint.  I finally settled on a spot in the shade where I could see some interesting backlit zombies hanging from the beautiful sycamore trees behind a hand-painted metal fence.  The Haunted Yard opens for a few hours on October 31 and is free for brave visitors.  The highlight of our morning was a tour behind the fence given by the owner!  Wow.  He loves Halloween and since September he has spent a lot of time and money working on his annual showpiece.  It's so impressive that the thousands of people who come result in the street being closed on Halloween.  I think for me to see it during the daytime was scary enough.  This Haunting experience goes way beyond Jack-O-Lanterns! 

5 x7" Gouache

Just one view from inside the fence...


  1. Looks too scary for me Sherry, you did well to stay and paint

  2. I know a few people who really do Halloween up, but this one takes the cake. You did a really good job with it, Sherry.

  3. Hi Sherry, first of all thank you for visiting my blog. I just love when friends of my friends stop by. I bet the kids love this Halloween set-up. My oldest brother used to set up like this when he was alive. The neighborhood is so quiet now. He had a special gift for always doing something extraordinary. Love your sketch. Hope you are having a great week.

    1. Hi Carol, This was an unusual paint-out for sure. Thanks for visiting!