With gusto, I've returned to a painting that I began 2 years ago. The pause on this piece was due to my year and a half spent working on illustrating a children's book written by David Craig, general manager of C Lazy U Ranch, located outside of Granby, Colorado. The project was a great experience and David remains a pleasure to work with. In David, I have certainly gained not only a generous professional and creative colleague, but he's certainly someone I count as a friend.
Regarding the new painting, once complete, I've received reliable confirmation that the piece will be welcomed to be hung in the offices of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock in the Denver City County Building. This is really exciting for me. The painting has been deeply satisfying and inspirational to me as I've worked on it and I hope that it brings a great deal of enjoyment and inspiration to the mayor's staff as well.
I'll recount how the delivery of the piece goes in the next few weeks. Hoping to have it on the wall by the end of March.