a statue with a real presence at Agecroft Hall ooooOOOoooooOOOOoooooOOOoo

Do you ever get that feeling a statue is watching you?

Do you ever get that feeling a statue is watching you?

When I was working on that last painting, every time I turned around there’s this kid in ideal proportions right behind me! And he’s NEKKID! except for a seashell covering the naughty parts, and an animal hide over his shoulders. Sometimes, as I unloaded my art supplies around the base, I thought he might hit me with his flute! I know it’s only my imagination, but  others said the same thing about it.

One lady said she kept thinking it was a live person standing there, and I heard a little girl call it a weird statue! So, I just have to chalk it up to the mad skills of the artist who made it, because it’s only a sculpture made of lead. It won’t start walking around on Halloween, (or will it?)


Amazing Illustrations of Edgar Allen Poe Stories / Clark and Dore


dore illustration of poe

The 1st two illustrations here are by Harry Clarke. The one below is by Gustave Dore.

See the whole post with more great drawings at


Harry Clarke’s Hallucinatory Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Stories 1923

Gustave Dore’s Splendid Illustrations of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” 1884





Bosch / detail

from 9birdies

Thanks, Sarah, for forwarding this to me.

Night Shadows by Edward Hopper

etching / 1921

etching / 1921

The VMFA has a show of etchings that are nocturnes. This is my favorite for the spooky look.

I heard nocturnes are difficult to do and I like them so I always wanted to try. I picture so many tints of black and gray, making a very dark drawing, but this etching has large areas of white. And you can tell it’s night.

The Mummy’s Missing Penis / charcoal

This is a subject of concern for many of our readers.

This is a subject of concern for many of our readers.

I need a bigger sketchbook.

People are asking for more info about the mummy’s missing penis, and I don’t know. I’m not going back to the Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.  And I’m not looking it up either.

Can someone tell me if that mutilated horror is still there frightening ladies, children and our foreign visitors?

This is what I heard. There’s a penis museum in Iceland. And the mummy’s penis might be there. I hope they get it back on the dead guy because I feel sorry for him. And maybe they can find his missing fingers too.

What do you think of this sketch for a large scale postmodern minimalist painting? I could do it 4′ x 8′. I bet the jurors would love it! Because that’s the kind of crap that wins the prize money. Then I’d have to think up a statement that sounds intellectual but is really meaningless. Did you ever notice with postmodern art, the pomposity of the art statement is inversely proportional to the quality of the work?

cartoon anatomy by Hyungkoo Lee / Korean

Bugs Bunny skull

Bugs Bunny skull

Image lifted from imgur

Scary Pumpkin

photo from imgur.com

photo from imgur.com

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