Monday, May 01, 2006

Busy busy...

Yay! April is over!! The entire month was so crazy busy that I’m glad to see it go. Way too many things to do, and not enough time.

I feel like I’ve done nothing but work, eat, paint, and sleep for an entire month.

A bunch of the paintings that I dropped at the gallery last month sold, which was fantastic, but meant that I had to produce another batch for them to hang ASAP! I had been working on one big painting since the beginning of the month, so I spent the past two weeks in a flurry of painting trying to produce a few smaller paintings to frame.

It’s a great feeling to be selling, and I feel like I’m on the right path in my transition from engineer to painter, but I’m exhausted!! I feel like I’ve been working two full time jobs, with no time for anything else.

Luckily, I put the finishing touches on all the paintings this weekend, and got them framed and signed and out the door. This painting is the largest of the batch – it went out the door this morning with the paint still wet.

Title: “Last Light – Beaver Creek”
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 24x30”

In real life, the foreground of this painting was a golf course fairway with pond and obnoxious fountain included. I had to do some creative editing to eliminate the golf green and fountain!!

I’m taking a break from painting tonight. It’s been beautiful outside lately and I haven’t been able to enjoy it, so I’m going for a nice easy bike ride after work and then I’m going to go to sleep EARLY!


  1. Dude, is this your new thing -- just one post a month as the prior month ends, so you can say "Yay, April is over" or "Yay, March is over"?? Totally not fun.

    Although I agree -- April was the longest dang month I've ever participated in.

  2. Wow. Congratulations on your sales. That is a really great first month. If you are doing that well already you definitely have to continue to power through the heavy work load. It will pay off.

    Love your foreground solution on the painting.

  3. I was walking along the sidewalk yesterday and saw something familiar hanging in a window on 3rd. I know paintings are always more impressive in person, but this and the other one inside are truly incredible! so glad I happened by, wish I could've seen the others before they sold!