The Haunted Mansion is my favorite Disney parks attraction of all time. I used to visit Walt Disney World as a kid and stare up aat these awesome portraits in the stretching room as I heard the Ghost Host say ” Your cadaverous pallor betrays an aura of foreboding, almost as though you sense a disquieting metamorphosis. Is this haunted room actually stretching? Or is it your imagination — hmm? And consider this dismaying observation: this chamber has no windows and no doors… which offers you this chilling challenge: to find a way out! (Laughs.) Of course, there’s always my way.”
These were done on my iPad in Procreate to simulate an etching style litho that might have been done back in the day.
If you happen to be an Walt Disney World Annual Passholder, the magnet you can pick up at this year’s Festival of the Arts is from an actual painting I did of the Passholder logo! If you want, bring it over to my booth at the festival and I will be happy to sign it as well this year. Hope to see you at the festival!
The Haunted Mansion is one of my all time favorite dark rides at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. I have been wanting to do a painting based on the classic attraction for quite some time now. Here is a look at the painting in progress on my easel from my home studio where I mainly paint at nights. The colors were chosen to mirror the color scheme of the attraction. The are a few hidden meanings in the painting. There are the two boys behind Mickey and Pluto -those are my two sons. They love Haunted Mansion as well, and they show up in many of my paintings if you look closely. I am also in this one. Then, if you look even a little closer to the bride and her new groom in one of the doom buggies, you will notice she has an axe hidden behind her. There are also some details hidden in the tombstones that are a nod to tombstones at the park as well as some of the imagineers behind this attractions.
I hope you can come by and see the real painting starting Jan. 17 at Epcot Festival of the Arts. I will be there too, signing my latest prints throughout the festival. Enjoy!
Original will be available January 17, 2020 at Epcot’s Festival of the Arts and as deluxe prints, and Limited Edition Giclees all during the festival. Look for my work (and me) in the official Disney Artist tent, and stop by and say hi as I will be signing art each weekend (and a few other days) of the festival Jan.17 -Feb. 24, 2020.