Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Ten Below

So, March is officially over, and it’s finally beginning to look like spring in Denver. It’s been great hiking and biking weather down here, and the mountains are warming up too. Nate went up to Steamboat to check out our properties today, and said they’ll be snow free in a couple of weeks. Thank God – I was getting REALLY sick of winter!

I just finished this painting - it’s more reminiscent of the cold days of winter than the current spring weather. I took the reference photo by pointing the camera out the window while driving down highway 9 between Frisco and Kremmling at sunrise. I kept asking Nate what the reading on the car thermometer was, since we were on our way to ski and it looked COLD. It was ten below, hence the title of the painting.

Title: Ten Below
Medium: Oil on Canvas Panel
Size: 12x16”

The cool thing is that this weekend I met with some gallery owners who decided to take me on. They took nine of my paintings including this one, and I can’t even begin to explain how thrilled I am to finally have gallery representation. It didn’t really sink in on Sunday, but I stopped by yesterday to drop off a painting and my signed contract, and they already had a bunch of my paintings hung. It was completely surreal to see my work hanging in a gallery – I had to do a double take before I realized they were my paintings.

Now, let’s just hope that my paintings sell well so they keep me around!