This is a scene from San Francisco, right near the big red bridge. These "creatures" were in line for hot dogs. I have a larger picture that I'd love to paint someday, but I haven't figured out the right crop for it yet.
I also wanted to show you a little painting I did the other day of our dog, Lucy (best dog in the world - painting NFS). I've been wanting to paint her for a while, but it's really hard to get a good photo of a fluffy white dog! Especially one who is very needy for attention. Any time I tried to photograph her she would stick her nose right in the camera. For this one she was sitting up on one of those porch swing things, and was afraid to jump off and get closer. She was looking straight at me though, so I snapped my fingers off to the side to get her attention away from me. Not so romantic now that you know the whole story, huh?! : )