For my wife's birthday, I decided to do something different. We both like the Addams' Family TV show- the B & W classic series, not the movies and failed remakes. So I thought, what would the Addams' family house look, if the show had been done in color? I was going create an original Addams' Family house, but thinking again, I decided to stay with the television classic tradition and go by show's original matte painting by Louis McMannus, and simply paint the image as a colored acrylic. With no reference on the colors, I had to make it up, but I didn't want it drab like Addams' comics, I desired to balance the low key with some bright color. As for the frame, I found a broken old fancy frame at my Mother's house (bought years back from a garage sale), and repaired it. It broke some of the floral details during the repair so I redesigned it and it looks like it could be hung at the Addams' household.
For purists, I did change a few things in the picture; some of the windows and accoutrements were not detailed enough so I added more texture. Being a different aspic ratio than the frame, I was forced to add more to the street.
This was fun to paint. It is acrylic on masonite and the image measures 16" x 20."
Every single graphic on these pages is copyrighted and original, created by me on an Amiga 4000 and Sony Pentium PC.
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