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Musings of a Courtroom Sketch Watercolorist


"This is a drawing of the jury passing around the murder weapon between them. It was a poignant moment of the trial."

In Musings of a Courtroom Sketch Watercolorist from Jackson, MSVol. 7, noted artist Carol Clark Hammond shares how timed studies in watercolor nudes, scenic landscapes, and not-so-still-lifes keep her talents honed as a courtroom sketch artist. Hammond must keep very practiced to maintain the pace of the courtroom and convey the atmosphere of the moment. Here she her drawings from the historic trial of Byron Beckwith for the murder of Megar Wiley Evers, a civil rights activist in Mississippi in the early 1960s, leafed by her private works that keep her skills sharp.