Wand-reaper, (October) (h4h10)
Oil on canvas 86 x 49cm. October's painting.
Andrea takes her pose from one of Gil Elvgreen's marvellous pin-up paintings (one done for Halloween, the month of October, see below for the painting and the photo of the model posing for it). I adapted it to imitate the “nose art” of American bombers. I invented the name 'Wand-reaper' to incorporate Andrea's name and an allusion to October and Halloween.