“Ectoplasm”

Two spirit mediums in The Autumnlands conjure a divining spirit in the form of ectoplasm. This is an advanced and dangerous practice, as manifestations have been known to drain the conjuring medium and escape. The resulting wraiths are ghostlike entities that must constantly seek out new life energy to remain on the physical plane.il_570xN.502541634_fnkaPrints of my work are now available for purchase, at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/5-richard-moore.html

A pair of gentlemen

Here is a portrait of two elderly gentlemen ghouls.  As always, for more information on the subjects depicted, the art techniques and media used, please visit my Etsy page. These and other works are available for purchase. Prints (including limited edition, hand-colored sets) will be available soon. And please feel free to send any questions or comments.il_570xN.502151558_j14fPrints of my work are now available for purchase, at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/5-richard-moore.html

The gambling bug : a work-in-progress

There is no television in The Autumnlands, so games are a popular pastime, with cards being a favorite. Here is a work-in-progress of several friends playing their realm’s equivalent of poker in an undertaker’s cellar. This is the sepia underpainting of what will be a full-color painting.poker buddies sepia adjustedre72

Ivy

Beauty can often be dangerous…but in The Autumnlands, one must be especially cautious. The lovely Ivy, here, is a perfect example. Even capturing such a lovely creature on paper or canvas has its risks.  Ah, but what a way to die…Ivy resize72Prints of my work are now available for purchase, at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/5-richard-moore.html

Getting this newfangled “blog” off the ground…

When it comes to words, modesty (an archaic concept in this day and age) curtails my output primarily to fiction. For that reason, this blog shall consist primarily of images–specifically, of my artwork. It is through my work that I endeavor to allow my fellow humans a glimpse into a world they have never–and if they are lucky, shall never– visit. I am speaking of The Autumnlands, a vast and varied landscape where it is always autumn, and from whence come all our images and concepts of Halloween. I may at some point relate how I happened to travel that magical land (and survive), but for now, those curious on this point may visit my Etsy page for some further details.

Here, then, is my first offering, a painting entitled “The Blind Witch”… il_570xN.499583503_96z5 Prints of my work are now available for purchase, at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/5-richard-moore.html