Hazel Court, The Gothic Fox Moves On

Hazel Court, 82, has moved on. This talented lady was also a sculptress and a painter. As an actress she was well known to English and American audiences and is probably best known for her work in Roger Corman’s “The Raven” in 1963 when she shared the screen with Vincent Price, Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre.

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Mucking About with Winsor Red

Study in working with red paint. Alizarin crimson, Cadmium red light and Winsor Red. Winsor Red is new to my palette. I bought a tube quite a while ago. It looked to be real close to a pure red to me. It worked well, though a bit thin in confirmation for my taste.

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Charlton Heston, Passing of a True Icon

04.06.08 The world has been diminished once again with the passing of a movie legend. Charlton Heston has moved on. He was 84.

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Promise of Pochades Yet to Come

04.02.08 It is finally getting warmer, a bit unseasonably so, but who’s complaining : ), so off we go to the Pawtuxet River to capture some early morning light on water. Well, there was quite a bit fog and it was dispersing.

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Society of Creative Anachronisms: One Cure for the Mundane

Being a freelance illustrator necessitates a degree of being alone for long hours that leads into days and months that can get downright nearing the pathological. Probably not true for everyone, but for me it looked like the trail I was riding.

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Strange Trees & Recuperating Carcasses

Today, the idea seems more about concept. I was casting about the studio looking for ideas when I lighted on the coppery ends of some 20 gauge shotgun shells.

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Oyster Disaster Averted! Read All About It!

Ran across a vendor of farmed oysters out of Matunuck at a local farmers market. He opened a couple for me to try. O ya, they were great! I decided to buy a dozen for reference…….ok, ok, a dozen may be a few more than I actually need : ).

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