Ernst Ferdinand Oehme – Prozession im Nebel, 1828

Ernst Ferdinand Oehme - Prozession im Nebel, 1828

Ernst Ferdinand Oehme - Prozession im Nebel, 1828

Not sure if this is creepy or beautiful or both but I just came across it and wanted to post it. Babelfish says it translates to “Procession in the Fog”.

My creepy “Graveyard Girl from the Dream City” painting

OK, here is another one of my own dark ‘n creepy paintings, I just finished it…it’s an undead-ish girl that dwells in a darkly beautiful graveyard on the edge of a shadowy dream-city.

Dream City Girl painting

Dream City Girl painting

Click the image to be whisked away to my painting site. You can then click the image there for a bigger version. There are also some details from the painting and a bunch of stuff about it that you may or may not care about :)

Kris Kuksi

Kris Kuksi\'s art

Holy cow, Kris Kuksi’s stuff is frickin’ insane! The drawings are like Giger crossed with Leoardo da Vinci and the sculpture is mind-blowing. His website has nice big pictures of his stuff too, which is refreshing and lets one fully partake in the incredible works of art he has created.

Kris Kuksi’s site: http://kuksi.com/

Noche De Los Muertos art show

Throughout the month of October there is a great show here in Santa Barbara with Day of the Dead and Halloween art. It’s called Noche De Los Muertos and it’s at the Muddy Waters Cafe:

Noche De Los Muertos
Muddy Waters Cafe
508 E. Haley St., Santa Barbara, California
(805) 966-9328

The reception for the show is Oct 18th at 7PM, all ages, or go by Muddy Waters any time this month to see all the dark and creepy art!

Here’s the flyer:

I have my own Halloween painting in this show:

Jovial Jack O Lantern oil painting

Halloween and Fall are coming oh yay

It feels like Fall already…I have been working on getting in the mood for Halloween, partly so I can plan and work on my new Jack O’Lantern painting but also just ’cause Fall and the weeks leading up to Halloween are my favorite times of the year. I love guzzling tea in the awesome Autumnal ambiance, scarfing down scones, making pumpkin stew, and creeping around graveyards while the leaves blow by and the smell of Fall is in the air.

In order to get in that proper spooky spirit, I have been listening to lots of Bauhaus, Danielle Dax, and other spooky stuff, and watching a bunch of Halloween-mood-inducing movies. Today I started watching the BBC version of Dracula, which features Mark Warren (aka Mr. Teatime!) and Stephanie Leonidas from Mirrormask. I haven’t finished watching it yet (I tend to watch movies in chunks) but it seems like a decent addition to the hearty feast of Dracula movies out there. A couple days ago I also watched Dracula: Prince of Darkness with the most excellent Christopher Lee…fun times. I also watched 3 of the Halloweentown TV-movies recently, which I had never heard of before…they are dorky family fare but still enjoyable cuz there are monsters and magic and jack-o-lanterns and they get you in the mood for Halloween :)

Oh yeah, and today I went to Michael’s craft store which is rather awesome for Halloween stuff! I was overjoyed with the little tombstones and medusa statues and animated light-up tombs and other zany stuff they had, I am gunna go back soon and stock up on more Halloween goodies since I like to have that stuff floating around my apartment and workplace year-round :)

Pigtail Gurl is creepy

I think my pigtail gurl painting is kinda kreepy, so here it is. I will have more creepies later, my next painting is a graveyard with a jack o lantern in it.

Creepy pigtail gurl painting by airn lebus:

creepy pigtail girl oil painting

Zdzislaw Beksinski

zdzislaw beksinski paintingI don’t think art gets much darker than that of Zdzislaw Beksinski without being gratuitous…his art seems honest and real, and can be quite disturbing. I’ve seen his stuff around before on album covers and such, but didn’t know his name until recently, so I have only just started exploring his incredible works. I think I need to ingest it in small doses.

I don’t know if I can say I ‘like’ his art…perhaps I am astounded by it, and overwhelmed by it. I am especially impressed by his grim landscapes, endless fields of gravestones and monumental buildings.

Rather than attempt to describe his works, I present some links to view them for yourselves. Links open in a new window.

Online gallery with lots of pix: http://www.gnosis.art.pl/iluminatornia/sztuka_o_inspiracji/zdzislaw_beksinski/zdzislaw_beksinski.htm

Official site: http://www.beksinski.pl/

Wikipedia for more info on his life and tragic death:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zdzis%C5%82aw_Beksi%C5%84ski

It’s interesting to read about his own feelings on his art in the Wikipedia article…’humorous’ would not be a word I would personally use to describe his paintings :)

The Well – A dark and creepy Lovecraft-inspired song

The Well III oil painting

Dreams of darkness calling, falling through the stars…Lovecraftian, I reckon. This, my friends, is a spooky song called The Well. Inspired by Bauhaus, Lovecraft, Tiamat, Danielle Dax, 45 Grave, and Oingo Boingo :)

Link: The Well (MP3)

Yes, this song just so happens to be written and performed by yours truly. I did the painting for the song too…go to my painting blog for the full image and info about the painting.

Lyrics:

[creepy sounds of impending doom]

winter wind is blowing, throwing fallen leaves
through the graves it’s wending, lending chills to all

dreams of darkness calling, falling through the stars
lurking silence staring, glaring from the well

the night around is twisting, like water swirling round
now it’s reaching upwards, groping through the ground

[disturbing sounds of madness and chaos]

Written, performed, recorded etc by Airn LeBus (c) 2007.