Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sleepy Hollow

Based on my favorite Halloween tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, this pony features the Headless Horseman galloping on his black steed through the countryside. On the back I've painted Ichabod's mount, Gunpowder, grazing in the cemetery. Poor Ichabod hasn't been seen since his encounter with the Horseman on the bridge. On the base I have hand painted the Horseman's head, a menacing jack o' lantern.

"The chief part of the stories, however, turned upon the favorite spectre of Sleepy Hollow, the Headless Horseman, who had been heard several times of late, patrolling the country; and, it was said, tethered his horse nightly among the graves in the churchyard." ~W. Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

"The Horseman comes. And tonight he comes for you."
~Lady Van Tassel (Sleepy Hollow movie) 

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