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Click for enlarged and detailed views. Trick-or-Treat

17½ x 23½ pastel on pastel paper
completed and released September 22, 2009

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You've donned your best Halloween costume yet and head out into the night, hoping to frighten the town folk into giving you delectable confections. All is well until you ring the bell of the hunky neighbor at 13 Sleepy Hollow Lane. You stumble back as he opens his door, offering you to sample from his candy bowl. At first, you are floored by his stunning costume, that of a half man half goat, then frightened as you wonder if it/he is real. Before you turn to run, you gaze upon his naked animal physique and catch his wicked smile. Whether or not the vision of the Satyr is a trick, it certainly is a treat!

I completed my first Halloween piece back in 2004. And now, having done one each year since 2006, it is officially a tradition. And speaking of traditions, trick-or-treating has got to be one of the strangest! Dressing up and going door to door for candy... wtf? But instead of showing a creature or goblin knocking at the door, I turned it around and surprised the trick-or-treater with a real creature of the night. I just had to decide what kind of sexy beast it would be. But it was actually quite obvious since this year Halloween falls on a 'Satyr'-day!

crazyleo41 said:
Man I wish this monster would come knocking at my door!!!!! I'd certainly give him the "Treat" Great work as always!!!!!!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 06:26 PM
Michael Breyette (the artist) said:
Thanks CrazyLeo! I am particularly happy with how the face turned out.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 08:43 PM
Yvonneva said:
Michael, Awesome. I've been receiving your emails for quite a while now and don't think that I have ever NOT liked one of your artworks. Shame I am over in Australia. Had to comment on the wonderfully mischievous smirk on this here delightful beasts face though. I love everything about this one. Paul in Aus.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 10:32 PM
D Slaga said:
Michael! Trick or Treat, or Ram Man as I like to call him, is clearly your best Halloween piece yet!! The face is so mischevious, with a hint of "Yeah, I'm an evil boy." The torso is amazing. I've really gotten into gardening this year so the Mums are a nice touch. Peace, David
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 12:59 PM
Michael Breyette (the artist) said:
The way he is holding his bowl of candy echoes of the Andy Samberg/Justin Timberlake video "D**k in a Box". Makes you wanna reach for a piece!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 03:53 PM
Mark in Worcester (admin) said:
Did you honestly just censor the word dick on a website filled with them? :)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 05:09 PM
wim said:
Heel mooi. Thats Dutch, it stands fore it`s a beauty! Wim Otten, The Netherlands
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 03:21 AM
hroptr said:
Actually the hallowe'en traditions are from very old pagan festivals such as samhain ( pronounced sow wen )
Monday, July 12, 2010 at 05:15 AM
R.A.McWolff said:
OK, this is one hot piece here. Being a pagan and loving fur.... WOOF, I'm in love. He could knock on my door any time, he would always get the treat, I promise!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 12:08 AM