Thursday, September 1, 2011


So how many cameras does one family need?  Well a few years ago, Bryan thought our 4 MB Canon needed a day or two off.  We bought it back when 4 MB was a respectable storage amount and it just wasn't pulling its weight anymore.  Bryan reasoned 'pretty convincingly' that if we had a nice new Canon SLR we could take our own photos of his work and save lots of money on image photography.  I said okay and he went out and bought it.  Finally, we had the ultimate camera of our dreams.  Then last year, Bryan announced that we needed to get a Panasonic Lumix with a Leica lens.  I didn't know what any of that meant but I was pretty sure we didn't need another camera.  Bryan had to explain it to me.  It turns out that our 'dream' camera, although it took great photos of his work, was just too big for him to haul around when he went out painting.  "Plus," Bryan said, "the Panasonic camera has GREAT color....".... Well, I wasn't going to be the one to argue against great color.  We ended up adding the smaller camera to our collection.  A year in, I have to admit it was a nice choice.  It is portable, light, and easy enough for a child to use...which explains these photos I found on our camera the other day.  (notice the great color)

Perhaps our budding photographer needs his own camera to add to the family collection.

Bryan's show at Elliott Fouts Gallery

So we are pretty excited about Bryan's upcoming show at Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento on September 10.  I am especially excited because all 31 of the paintings in the show have been hanging around our house since they were completed in June.  We don't have a big house in the first place but it seems especially cramped with 31 paintings awaiting their gallery debut.  I've attached a link to the catalog preview of some of these little (and not so little) beauties.  Enjoy!
Also, if you will be in the Sacramento area on the Saturday the 10th we would love to see you at the opening.  It begins at 6:00 pm.