Madame Leota-Day 6 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge

6"x6" acrylic ink, colored pencil and gouache paint on illustration board
6″x6″ acrylic ink, colored pencil and gouache paint on illustration board

Even though I started working on paintings ahead of time for this challenge, these last 2 day’s posts are of pieces that I finished just in time for the challenge.  Today we make a trip back to Disneyland.  More specifically the Haunted Mansion.

Madame Leota:

Horntoads and lizards, fiddle and strum. Please answer the role by beating a drum!

Ghost fiends and furies, old friends and new! Blow in a horn, so we’ll know whether it’s you!

Serpents and spiders, tail of a rat; call in the spirits, wherever they’re at.

Rap on a table; it’s time to respond. Send us a message from somewhere beyond.

Goblins and ghoulies from last Halloween. Awaken the spirits with your tambourine.

Creepies and crawlies, toads in a pond; let there be music, from regions beyond!

Wizards and witches, wherever you dwell, give us a hint, by ringing a bell!

  Madame Leota is the dismembered head that speaks to the spirits to have them appear for all to see.  One of many classic moments on this ride.  This is actually a painting from the old version of the ride.  Now the crystal ball containing her head floats around the room as she speaks to you.  It’s a great effect but not as exciting for my painting.  It would be the ball floating in the darkness.  I like the visual of the ball on the table with candles flanking her along with playing cards on the table.

Still not sure what day 7 will bring yet but I think it will involve a Muppet.

 This painting is available for sale for $50.00

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