Friday, December 5, 2008

The Umbrella Boat

Well, I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. We spent a few days with Chris' family in Arizona which was relaxing, but seemed like an unusually short vacation... I guess vacations always seem too short once they're over. We spent an afternoon in Sedona and the night in Jerome at the reputedly "haunted" Connor Hotel. I'd been to Sedona when I was a teenager and remembered how beautiful it was, but even good, clear memories (or even photos for that matter) don't do the place justice. These were taken from the vantage point of The Chapel of the Holy Cross:

Here's a drawing done while awaiting sketch approvals for my current project:
I haven't yet drawn in the rocky wall in the background, but I thought I'd go ahead and post it anyway since it may be a while before I get back to it. This is drawn up from an eight-year-old or so thumbnail and related to this painting.

Only three more weeks until Christmas and we will be off to St. Louis to visit my family. I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! I wish everyone a belated Happy Thanksgiving and an early Merry Christmas!