This completely slipped my mind until now. Our Micro Gallery at work had a show right before the holidays! The theme was 'winter'. Here's the piece i did for it:
The rough edges of the painting are cropped by the matting in the frame, but i like the look of them.
Here's some of the concept sketches i did. normally my concept stuff isn't much to look at, but i liked these early things (not included: a bajillion practice drawings of bears):