While sketching in the little gold town of Volcano, I found this gorgeous Virginia creeper vine. I had already painted the little bush tit, and I needed something to cure "Boring Background Syndrome." I sketched in the vine and leaves while waiting for another painting to dry. He's a sweet little guy and the color is lovely.
Ocober is my favorite month. I love Halloween, I always say it is my favorite holiday :) This year, I have been working on a series of little sketches of piggies in costume. They are quite fetching if I do say so! OINK!
I was not able to get up to Hope Valley this fall, maybe next year....