But first, a brief look back at 2009. The best goals are those with clear terms and easily measured results.
- Attend Kitty Wallis' weekly Figure Drawing Class for the year, whenever I am in town.
- Paint at least 200 paintings.
- Enter at least five juried shows or contests.
Kitty's figure drawing class was a challenge and I think that I have a long way to go before I assimilate the learning from her class into my paintings.
I painted 207 paintings this year, about four paintings per week. (Above you see my final painting of the year, from the reference on the blog Subject to Interpretations.)
I entered nine juried shows or contests.
Now, looking ahead to 2010, I think that maybe I need to be less of a taskmistress with myself. It seems that I will paint regularly without the pressure of a goal driving me to paint. So, this year, I will paint as often as I want to paint.
My special goal for this year is to take at least two art workshops. It will be a particular challenge this year because of a rigorous travel schedule, but I have already scheduled the first workshop for February 2010.
In addition, I will continue to work with Kitty Wallis and to pay attention to her mentoring comments. I am fortunate to be in this position and I don't want to miss anything she passes on to me.
Thank you for following my journey of art and music. I appreciate you and wish you all a very Happy New Year! Katherine