About this artwork
This oil painting was created for the Southern Alleghenies Museum Ligonier's Annual Fall Paint Out, shares artist Paula Martino. Painted en plein air, Paula along with other artists were welcome to paint while groundkeepers were busy with Halloween decorations for Hallow-boo weekends at the historic Idlewild Park. It is a peaceful forest setting with tall, green pines and large deciduous tree trunks, says Paula. Pops of bright red in the foreground offset the green tones that dominate the composition. Soft strokes and curves invite the eyes into the background where tall rollercoaster tracks appear and vanish behind towering pine trees.