Wednesday, January 03, 2007

and one more since I'm on a roll

My friends Marni & Ryan got hitched this past weekend. This is a color study that I did for a larger painting of them but I really like the way it turned out.

Day after Christmas: Lakeport CA

My sister has a ranch in Lakeport. Its gorgeous and since It was dumping rain, I sat on the porch and did some color sketches:






Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Christmas at the Casino

yeah.
really.

The short story is very small town+ road trip + christmas day = absolutely no restaurants open anywhere. really. we looked.
And then we drove to another little town and looked....and then we drove to another town and looked some more...

So we ended up at a casino for Christmas dinner. I think my mom is still in shock. It was pretty funny. Actually it was hilarious, and we had a lot of fun (could have been the white russians...). But seriously, who goes to a casino on christmas?! (Besides us of course but....). So I had to do some sketching 'cause there were some really funky people there. The little Monet man sitting by himself with a charlie-brown poinsetta on the table could have made me cry but he seemed pretty content and he knew all the waitresses....