What with it being so close to Hallowe'en, my thoughts turned to Ben Stahl and this wonderful interpretation of The Haunting of Hill House he illustrated in 1960 for Reader's Digest Condensed Books.
Stahl certainly had a flair for creating a moody, atmospheric sense of foreboding in his work, didn't he?
Ben Stahl's expertise at creating mood made him the obvious choice to provide that particular lesson in the Famous Artists Course.
This week we'll take a closer look at the life and work - and many moods - of Ben Stahl.
* my Ben Stahl Flickr set