Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Gillette Castle

One thing rural Connecticut has is plenty of stones. William Gillette was an actor who played Sherlock Holmes for many years on Broadway. He made enough money to build this castle overlooking the Connecticut river. Kyle, Val and Terry went inside for a tour and I used the hour I had to myself to wander the grounds and do a quick sketch. I knew my time was up when the whole staff in green tee shirts walked past me towards the exit. A miniature train used to run around the property. An overweight mom and her chubby whining child stumbled past me. The little red faced boy was screaming that he was hot red faced and tired. A fit French family then marched past at a fast clip. My hosts and Terry found me and told me it was time to go.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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