Saturday, 17 July 2010

Haunted Design House HDH047 Freakers Free-for-all

Over at Haunted House Design the challenge is a free for all as long as it is dark and creepy.  I asked my hubby for some ideas and he came up with the plague doctor's mask, so I looked it up and it was seriously freaky.  So it did say freakers free for all.  I painted a plague doctor's mask, a little bit grim I know but I thought it looked kinda cool if you didn't really think about all of the pain and suffering of the poor plague victims and the absurdity that this mask would actually protect them.


The paint I used was acrylics and it was painted on an old bit of hardboard the reason for the frayed bit at the bottom is I couldn't wait for hubby to saw it properly so attempted it myself and it was a mess haha.  You can't really see the eye but there is a reflection there, will have to get better at photography.

Andrea x

15 comments:

Kirsty said...

Definitely creepy yet strangely compelling. I like it!

Netty said...

Wowee Andrea, I adore this its fab. You are so talented my girl. I hope after my art course has finished I will be able to create such a masterpiece as this. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Gina said...

Marvellous image Andrea, people need to be reminded of the past or they just repeat the same mistakes! XXX

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Fabulous!!! This is a beautiful piece of art.

Did you also know that the reason (or one of them anyway) there was a bird's beak on the mask was so the doctor could fill the beak with aromatic herbs to mask the smell of death?
Uplifting, no?
Thanks for playing along this week.

Margie said...

Andrea... that is the freakiest thing ever! Learn something new every day! The jagged edge just gives it more character!

Mina said...

omg Andrea this is stunning, it brought memories of Venice flooding back for me...I love the frayed bits at the bottomn it really adds to the effect...amazing work
Mina xxx

kay said...

fabulous piece of art,really draws your eye in and you have to look even if you dont want to!,x

coops said...

wow this is fab, certainly very creepy but i love it.your blog is stunning.
xx coops xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulously creepy! That mask looks like it would scare the plague out of anybody! Great job! xxD

lachsekatze said...

Thinking of the strange things that happened during the times of plaque, the masks of the doctors are still one of the creepier things. Great painting.

Barb said...

So fabulously freaky & odd :) Seriously fantastic piece of artwork, Andrea! Thanks so much for playing along with Macabre Monday!

Amy said...

Oh wow! Definitely creepy but so interesting too! Fantastic painting!

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I love that this is so different to what most people would do. Full marks to your DH and you!
Thanks for your visit to my blog.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so awesome!
hugs
kim x

Mandy said...

Very creepy but I like it, you are sooooo creative
hugs Mandy xx