The first week in September is when I decide I can let my inner Addams out and start decorating for Halloween. At least the inner parts of the house which no one will see anyway so there's no need for all the pointy sticks and bonfires.
I always begin with the mantle. It's simple enough, and never ever quick.
So I set out to create a painting that was a little spooky, a little haunting, and lots of trees because trees are easy.
But of course, the bigger question is, will it hold up over the fireplace? It has very picky taste.
Oh one more of it all lit up by the fire hazard glow of my many Halloween candles that in no way contain the trapped and tortured souls of the criminally insane. Nope.