Cheeky Jack O Lantern by dimarie

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Original is Acrylic painting on Canvas.

for all hallows eve…

The carved pumpkin, lit by a candle inside, is one of Halloween’s most prominent symbols.
These lanterns are usually carved from a turnip or swede (or more uncommonly a mangelwurzel).
The jack-o’-lantern can be traced back to the Irish legend of Stingy Jack, a greedy, gambling, hard-drinking old farmer.
He tricked the devil into climbing a tree and trapped him by carving a cross into the tree trunk.
In revenge, the devil placed a curse on Jack, condemning him to forever wander the earth at night.

This story has been passed down through generations of Irish families.
The carving of pumpkins is associated with Halloween in North America, where pumpkins were readily available and much larger, making them easier to carve than turnips. Many families that celebrate Halloween carve a pumpkin into a frightening or comical face and place it on their home’s doorstep after dark. In America the tradition of carving pumpkins is known to have preceded the Great Famine period of Irish immigration.
The tradition of carving vegetable lanterns may have been brought over by the Scottish or English—documentation is unavailable to establish when or by whom. The carved pumpkin was originally associated with harvest time in general in America and did not become specifically associated with Halloween until the mid-to-late 19th century.
-From Wikipedia

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My name is dimarie,
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  • Rachael  Hope
    Rachael Hopeabout 6 years ago

    haha oh wow!! I LOVE this!! It makes me excited for halloween!!!

  • Thanx Rachael!
    I’m happy you love it so!
    Heaps appreciated! :)

    – dimarie

  • Deidre Cripwell
    Deidre Cripwellabout 6 years ago

    This is great

  • Thankyou Diedre!
    much appreciated!

    – dimarie

  • C J Lewis
    C J Lewisabout 6 years ago

    Terrific…lots of fun and well done :)

  • Thanx Chris!
    Glad it makes you smile! :)

    – dimarie

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaabout 6 years ago

    hahaha, that’s such an awesome painting!

  • Thankyou so much Tahnja!
    I’m actually abit surprised poeple like it so, funny how some of my rushed paintings, ones i’ve done in a few hours like this one, do better than others i’ve worked on for weeks…
    thanx again, I really appreciate your thoughts! :)

    – dimarie

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesabout 6 years ago

    Really great

  • Thanx coppertrees!
    much appreciated! :)

    – dimarie

    BLYTHARTabout 6 years ago

    This is just SO cheeky :))

  • I know! :)
    I couldnt resist!
    zaffy was giving me one of those oh so gorgeous looks and i was trying to think of something to do for the samhain challenge, and cheeky jack was born… :)

    – dimarie

  • berndt2
    berndt2about 6 years ago

    Cheeky and cheerful : nice work!

  • Thankyou berndt2!
    glad you like him!

    – dimarie

  • Matt83artist
    Matt83artistabout 6 years ago

    Excellent work! I like the blue and green textures in the background and the comical style of the lantern! And the information you’ve written is very interesting!

  • Thanx Matt!
    I’m happy you like the background, have been experimenting with the whole paint look, trying not to be such a perfectionist with it, letting it look like paint if that makes sense, so thanx, glad it looks ok!
    and i do love wikipedia! full of interesting info! I didnt know that about jack either until i researched it…
    Thanx for your comments! always appreciated!

    – dimarie

  • Damian
    Damianabout 6 years ago

    That’s fantastic, love the expression, made me smile back :)

  • Thanx Damian!
    Woo hoo! i made you smile! :)
    thanx for your comments! i appreciate it!

    – dimarie

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingabout 6 years ago

    this should illustrate a dentist story!

  • hmn, yea, i can picture it on the wall in a dentists… I should go down to the local one and ask if they’ll let me hang it there…
    could make a cute childrens book… you’ve given me an idea! thankyou!
    and thanx for commenting! much appreciated!

    – dimarie

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