Friday, August 17, 2007


"Water's Edge, Maroon Lake"
Oil on Canvas

Apparently I've fallen back into the bad habit of only posting on my blog once a month (or less). It's been a busy month though (what's new?). We spent a week in Telluride in mid-July, then came home for a couple of days before driving out to Chicago for a weekend for a wedding. Then we spent all of last week at Nate's parents' house in the mountains. I think this has been the first week in over a month that I've been home.

While I was at Nate's parents' house in Granby last week, I did some paintings for the Estes Park Plein Air event. The rules state that I can paint anywhere within a 100 mile radius of Estes Park, so I was good to go 50 miles away in Granby. Heck, I think I could paint in my own backyard and still be within 100 miles of Estes!

Since then, I've been spending every second I can in my studio. I finally got the dates for my (first!!) one person show that will be at Angler Art this Fall. The opening is going to be on November 2nd, and I have to have enough images done by the beginning of October to put together the mailer. I also have to have an image to SW Art by mid-September for the show advertisement. All of this means I need to paint like crazy for the next couple of months.

On top of all this, I decided it was time to expand representation for my work. I need more than one gallery, and I think I really need a gallery in one of the mountain resort areas. It took some guts to put myself out there, but I sent out a couple of packets at the beginning of August. Hopefully something good will come of it - there have been some developments, but I don't want to say anything else for fear of jinxing myself!

Anyhow, hopefully I'll start posting some more soon. I'm really motivated right now to get my art career moving again, and I'm hoping that with some hard work things will get going in the next few months. I always seem to work best when I'm under a bit of pressure, so the show will be good motivation!