I'm back from blog rehab! I have gone three weeks without looking at a computer. No favorite blogs, no favorite artist websites, no Ebay sales, not even email!!!!!!
The first few days I had the shakes, I walked around a lot mumbling and bumping into things. But I eventually cleared my head of passwords and the need to check out what every other artist in the world did yesterday. I did a lot of thinking and asking God for help and direction while I was away. (I was actually in Bolivia visiting my daughter's in-laws). I have not painted for the past two weeks. This was a much needed break and made me very hungry to get back to work.
It has been a little over a year since I quit my day job and started painting full time. This past year I told myself would be like going back to school. It has been a time of learning new skills, practicing, experimenting, and practicing some more. School is now over. I feel the next step is to start producing larger and better work. So my Daily Painting Practice routine will be different and so will my blogging posts.
My new routine will be to complete a larger studio painting (12"x16" minimum)each week. I will post the finished painting at the end of the week. My daily painting practice pieces will be small related studies for the larger paintings. My other stretch goal is to complete one large canvas(24"x36") or larger) each month.
I have new goals for the year also.
1. Get representation from at least 3 new galleries
2. Get into 1 juried show
3. Actually begin to make an income from my work. (More than if I worked at Wal-Mart full time)
I will begin posting new work starting next Tuesday January 30th.