While in South America, I painted a gaucho woman dancing in a modest sized format from snapshots I took of gaucho dancers . You can see the first sketch here: http://mary-artadventures.blogspot.com/2009/02/south-american-art. My second one has a bit different background and lighting. I will be showing this piece in the Silicon Valley Open Studios.
We are having glorious California days and I want to get out and a take some photos of the wild flowers. Yesterday we took our bicycle class on a 50K ride along the valley's eastern hills. They were so green in the sunshine. Later they will turn golden (as we like to call them); think raw sienna or ochra. I should have brought my camera along. Today I had to spend some time buying a dress for Bob's daughter Jamie's wedding, so hiking the hills is not possible today. However, I was pleased with the speed with which I found the dress, as I am not a shopper.