Monday, September 20, 2010

Nightmare Before Christmas Painting

Acrylic painting 12x12 on canvas

I recently watched Nightmare Before Christmas and I just love that movie.
Since I've been in Halloween mode lately, it was on the brain.  My little guy wanted to paint, so I grabbed a 12x12 canvas I'd bought at Big Lots a while ago to make a quick simple painting for Halloween decor I guess.
I know it's not really accurate, the end of the movie where Jack and Sally find love in the moonlight, it's actually all covered in snow.  But I wanted it Halloween, so I just made it grayish and kept the pumpkins from the movie cover.

It was pretty quick and fun to paint.   This little man decided he'd rather paint himself than the paper, so we both had a good time for the afternoon.

It was pretty simple:
Just a yellow circle with black/ navy around it.
Then I sketched the gray ground and Jack/ Sally silouettes.

Anyway, just a quick little painting for Halloween!  Right now it sits on my mantle with a few pumpkins.


Valerie said...

Love it!

Leah said...

Thats great, I have a friend who loves Nightmare maybe I should give it a try for her Birhtday present. Thanks

Cerise said...

That doesn't look quick or simple to me! Fantastic painting! I love Nightmare Before Christmas. :o)

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

great job! I need to get out my paints the next time the kids are in the mood. I tend to let them have all the fun. What's wrong with this picture?

Monica said...

I am so doing this too!! Awesome work!

Kristin said...

Hey Jess, I just linked you site to my last post. Hope thats cool ;-)

Sheila said...

Simple for srtists maybe. Love it!

Candice S. said...

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Karen Pedersen said...

You are so talented, girl! What a fun decoration idea. Your little guy is too cute for words.

Lindsayb-mo said...

Wow! I wish I could paint like that! Super cute!!!

Shana said...

I love this (and the movie)! I have been collecting Halloween decorations for a long time, and I have become pickier over the years - so much of holiday decor sold in stores is mass produced in China and is usually poor quality. You've created something unique and well made - which is how all of your crafts seem to be, thanks for sharing!

Gina said...

Again, I say it: You are very talented! I mean, seriously: Wow! Not everyone can draw as well as you. You could easily sell these (assuming that you could get copyright rights, heh) on Etsy or elsewhere.

Go you! :)

Artsy crAfton said...

Super cute painting! LOVE IT! =)


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