Sunday, September 16, 2012

Almost Halloween, get a pumpkin

Pumpkin Orange
Pumpkin Orange, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting: It is almost time to make a happy face on a pumpkin. when we were kids we would light a candle and put inside now I put one of those small battery tea lights. I think they are safer. If you still like to put candles in your cubby tubby pumpkin jack-o-lanterns here are some really detail instructions on how to light them.

When I was writing this I began to wonder where the name Jack-o-lantern came from, Here is one story:

The Legend of "Stingy Jack"
People have been making jack-o'-lanterns at Halloween for centuries. The practice originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed "Stingy Jack." According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn't want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy their drinks. Once the Devil did so, Jack decided to keep the money and put it into his pocket next to a silver cross, which prevented the Devil from changing back into his original form. Jack eventually freed the Devil, under the condition that he would not bother Jack for one year and that, should Jack die, he would not claim his soul. The next year, Jack again tricked the Devil into climbing into a tree to pick a piece of fruit. While he was up in the tree, Jack carved a sign of the cross into the tree's bark so that the Devil could not come down until the Devil promised Jack not to bother him for ten more years.

Click here to read the rest of the story on stingy old Jack

Pumpkin Orange
8x10 oil painting on canvas mounted on a museum quality panel.
Media: oil painting
Size: 10 in X 8 in (25.4 cm X 20.3 cm)
Price: $200 USD
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Price: $200 USD plus $10 USD s/h

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