And just slipping in under the two week mark, here are some art
related New Year's resolutions/goals for the year. I'd really like to
increase my output this year, and I'd really like to up the quality a bit. So we'll start with a learning goal:
5 copies of another artist's paintingSpecifically, I'd like to up my game in the landscape department. My goal is to try and bring a little of the magic I see in Pete Jordan and Michael Workman's art. I own pieces by these guys so I'll have some good stuff to work from directly.
60 9 X 12 or smaller paintingsThis equates to just a little over one painting a week, so should be doable. It's also only two paintings shy of my total painting output from last year.
11 11 X 14 or larger paintingsThis equates to just under one painting a month. I have at least one show (May) that will require larger work anyway, so I expect to exceed this goal.
80 sketchbook pagesI fell off the drawing wagon a bit last year. Gotta get back in the driver's seat.
10 pieces of jewelrySurprised?
I saw some amazing pieces by Lisa Gloria last year, and I have been collecting ideas for some work of my own as a result.
That completes the S.M.A.R.T portion of our post today, but I do have some other goals. I'd like to do more preparatory work before I start, instead of just jumping and finding the piece in the moment. I've noticed some habits developing as a result of that behavior that I'd like to break. I also have an idea for a series of paintings that are as much about the frame as anything. Basically, let the frame serve as inspiration first. The idea of this series is to stretch a bit.
So there you have it: the playbook for 2013!