Bernini's Elephant. 2002. Watercolor on paper, ~ 11 × 17″.
Hurricane Sandy made for a crazy Monday night, but we're doing just fine. Thanks for all the kind words and well wishes via Twitter and Facebook (glad to still have power and internet). There are plenty more people who did not fare as well, so please give to the Red Cross if you can — the storm hit more than just the Eastern Seaboard.
I don't know if this counts as Wacky Reference, but I'm feeling nostalgic today and that makes anything fair game. I painted Bernini's Elephant from life during my junior year in Rome, and took this pic on the same day that I took last week's Wacky Reference. You know how art teachers constantly tell you not to paint from photos? They're right (we just don't always have a choice).