Painted by commission. My first ever goat!
Here's a detail (click image to enlarge):
It's been a full year now since I quit my job to paint full time. I wasn't sure what it would be like, so early on I set out a fairly comprehensive plan, with clear goals and commitments. I based my plan on extrapolating out what I was able to do on nights and weekends over the years, as well as past performance in school.
The overarching idea was to build a foundation that would lead to a sustainable painting career.
So how'd I do?
Well… some good, some bad. Judged against what I had hoped to achieve, I did pretty poorly. Looking back on what I did achieve, I feel pretty good. Here are my key take aways:
Now for the nitty gritty. You can skip the rest of this post if you want. It'll probably be pretty boring after this…
Items crossed out are things that I didn't complete to satisfaction.
Items bolded are resolutions that I achieved enough to get credit for—doesn't mean that it was 100% achieved.Goals
I didn't get into 3 new galleries, but I did have more than 10 art shows last year. That was terrific!
Ah well. There's always this year. 2009's list will be more manageable, I think. Still ambitious, but achievable.More on that tomorrow.