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me be honest here, relatively speaking, slapping some fangs on a picture
and making the eyes glow is pretty simple. It's also pretty boring. When
I was first getting my feet wet doing this sort of art, it's what I did,
Mary, The Count and Florence. As I pushed myself my work started to become
more complex with complete back stories that added an extra dimension
to the characters. Now I've added another dimension to my work by doing
Haunted Paintings. Inspired by the Ghost Ship Painting in The Haunted
Mansion I am proud to introduce The Phantom Ship. This is by far
the most complex changing portrait I've done. As you can see from the
close-up photos, the amount of detail this work has is amazing. I look
at changing portraits every day but even I was awed by this transformation.
Because of the amount of detail this work is only being released in a
16x20 size. To order your Phantom Ship go to www.hauntedportraits.com/cutter.htm
Bigger is Better ;-)
Back when I started experimenting with changing portraits I knew there was a market for smaller less expensive portraits. One of my competitors actually used to state on his web site that "Bigger is Better" and actually created a graphic to show the difference in size between his 16"x20"s and my 11"x14"s. He claimed that bigger was better. Funny thing was a few months later he started offering 11"x14"s and he used that same graphic show the two sizes HE offered.. Back in December I introduced my mini-HauntedPortraits in the very popular 5x7 size and now I am proud to introduce MONSTER-HauntedPortraits, my new supersized 24"x18" portraits. These are the largest changing portraits you can get anywhere. It's easy to frame in a standard 24"x18" size and looks great over a fireplace or anywhere where you need a larger size. People have been asking "Are your Portraits available in bigger sizes" and now the answer is YES. At almost 4x the size of my 11x14s, the MONSTER-HauntedPortrait will blow away your unsuspecting guest. To find out more visit www.hauntedportraits.com/biggerisbetter.htm
HAuNTcon Here I Come
I will be attending HAuNTcon 2005 in Dallas as a participant
(hey I love scary stuff just as much as you). I'll be wearing a HauntedPortraits
T-shirt, so if you see me, stop me and say Hi. It's always nice o meet
the people that make this all possible.
Because you keep asking, we've made even more of the Haunted Portraits available in the mini 5x7 size. Welcome The Count and Simon to the mini-HauntedPortraits
I know that once you own a Mini-HauntedPortrait you'll become a collector of the most unique changing portraits available anywhere. To order yours visit here www.hauntedportraits.com/order.htm
would like to welcome one of our long time supporters back to our to our
merchant program, HauntedVentures.
Roy Bashers now carries not only my work, but also the work of my good
friend Tim Turner from The
Ghoulish Gallery. If you would like to join our merchant program,
or know someone that would send me an e-mail
to get all the details
You may know them as Doombuggies from The Haunted Mansion but actually they were invented for the Disneyland ride Adventures Thru Inner Space in 1967. I've recently added a copy of the Patent that Disney was granted for the Omnimover in 1971 to my Haunted Mansion Blueprint page
Welcome Heidi to the Gallery of Haunted Portraits. Heidi was a blast to do and if you have a child I know you can relate to the newest Haunted Portrait.
and Sadie Kleinbeck were the proprietors of the New Ulm, Texas Funeral
Parlor. After trying for years, Fritz and Sadie were blessed with a baby
girl, Heidi. Their little blessing, however, was a needy child that demanded
constant attention. Exhausted by the child's unrelenting need for attention,
they visited their doctor who advised them that they needed to not give
in to Heidi's cries and that the neediness would stop.
Smoke and Mirrors
A Note From my Customer
Like everything in life, when you are exposed to something every day, like my Portraits, it's easy to forget how creepy they can really be. I recently received a letter from one of my new collectors about her experience with the "Mary" HauntedPortrait she purchased
"Hi Norm, Last week I received the "Haunted Picture" I had ordered. Even though it has only been hanging on my wall for a few days, it has already paid for itself in entertainment ! I hadn't said anything about having the picture, I just put it in a nice, old fashioned frame & hung it on the wall. When my "better half" came home from a rough day at work, he fixed his usual drink to relax, however 1 wasn't enough that night, & he fixed himself a second one. Half way through the second drink, he noticed the picture on the wall. When he asked me who it was, I told him it was my Grandmother's sister, then watched him from the corner of my eye. When he got up to look at the picture closer, the picture changed." When he got right up to it, standing in front, it was just fine. He started to walk away, then turned for a last look, when she was suddenly a vampire again ! He never said a word, just went into the kitchen, poured out the rest of his drink & told me he was going to bed early as he wasn't feeling well ! He still doesn't know what really happened. I haven't laughed this much in years. Thanks so much- Diane.
Thanks so much Diane. If you have a story about your HauntedPortrait or a picture of your HauntedPortrait hanging on your wall I'd love to share it with the rest of my collectors. Send me an e-mail
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I want you to be completely thrilled with your purchase. Unlike one of my competitors who states on his site