Thursday, October 31, 2013

Zombie Peeps...


Zombie Peeps
watercolor, 6" x 6"
Chris Beck

Last Easter, I found a box of oddly shrivelled green Peeps on the shelf at one of the local stores and initially rejected them as too creepy for Easter. But when I shifted my point of view, I decided that they might be just the thing for Halloween, so I went back and bought them. (I laugh to recall that I was worried they might not be there when I went back, two days after I first saw them. Guess shrivelled green Peeps don't say Easter to anybody else either!!)

Despite the fact that I had all the "ingredients" for a funky Halloween painting, I had a lot of other things going on and pretty much had abandoned the idea of a Peeps painting this year. But yesterday, I woke up with a bolt of inspiration.  I didn't actually get at the painting until mid-afternoon and I finished at midnight (with time out for dinner) -- quite possibly a record time for me.

So, for your Halloween viewing pleasure, Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you: Zombie Peeps!!

6 comments:

  1. Chris I LOVE it!!! I love that you were so worried someone else would have snatched your shriveled Peeps up:)) This is great and timely with the zombie phenomena:) Love, Love, Love it and it was so worth your marathon painting session. Isn't it fun when you just have to paint something!

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    1. Thanks, Carrie!! I do love it when I'm so driven to paint -- just wish I didn't wait until the last minute (she said as she contemplated beginning a larger painting due by Nov. 15)!! ;-)

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  2. LOVE it, Chris! You repurposed those sad little green Peeps in a big way!

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    1. Thanks, Kathleen. Actually, they aren't sad so much as bizarre. Perfect for Halloween!!

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  3. You always have incredible ideas for these paintings - and of course, all of your "salt shaker" paintings too! They always tell a story. Only you could locate a box of shriveled peeps and create a thing of beauty from them!

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    1. Deb, I'm laughing to think about my tombstone -- "What she could do with a box of shrivelled Peeps!!" ;-DDD

      Glad you liked it. I'm always pleased when an idea works out!!

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