I can admit that I’m starting to feel it. This process, even though this is my second time doing the 30 in 30 challenge, is starting to get to me. It’s not sitting down and doing the art that is hard but the process of deciding what subject matter is a huge struggle. Another thing that I am dealing with is that I think I need to start slowing down and taking more time with my work but that isn’t really an option with this challenge. Plus, doing all this while just starting the website and blog and Facebook account is hard too. And now with being able to look at stats on these pieces and taking note on reactions and more importantly, lack of reactions are making me rethink the work I’m doing. I think I am going to have to change and refocus on things after this month is over.
Day 11 out of 30 brings us to the outside of the line for the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. We are standing inside of the pet cemetery that leads to do the front door of the mansion. This is not my first time doing paintings from this area. But, before we get into that here is a little behind the scenes drawing before the paint was splattered onto it.
And here is a video process of another Haunted Mansion Graveyard queue painting I did:
Day 9 brings us back to the Haunted Mansion. Specifically, the hallway that leads from the Stretching Portrait Elevator to the Doombuggy loading area. This little guy is the topper to the poles that are chained together to help lead the way to your vehicle. The thing I love about the Haunted Mansion and Disneyland itself are the details. There is always something to discover when you are there. Something like the bat stanchion could easily go unnoticed. But, it’s these things that help create the atmosphere perfect for a haunted mansion.