This portrait is of Vincent Price from his roll in The Fall of the House of Usher. The film was based on an Edger Allen Poe story and directed by Roger Corman. The film was released in 1960 and was one of many Poe stories that Price and Corman collaborated on. It was also when Corman was actually making some fine cinema and not just doing cheap horror and sci-fi movies.
I branched out and used some blue paint along with the limited palette of my latest paintings but I did go back to painting in oils. But, I will probably be leaving the oil paints behind for the next painting.
Today’s painting is of my favorite horror actor, Vincent Price. I think what I like most about him is that he can flip the switch from a normal, kind man to someone who is just out for blood and it is very believable. His career was long with tons of movies that he stared in. Some of my favorites are the Edgar Allan Poe films that he did with director Roger Corman. Another favorite of mine is, House on Haunted Hill.