Clouds, Birds 8 in progress
©2011 Katherine Kean
oil on linen 8 x 8"
I'm putting final touches on this years work while thinking back over the year. In my studio 2011 work adds up to 36 paintings, 5 group exhibitions, and 3 awards. The biggest challenge, of pulling myself together to go to Scotland to paint, had also the biggest rewards in a fantastic experience, new friendships and wonderful memories.
I'm updating my online resumes and remembering art world losses this year; Leonora Carrington, Cy Twombly and just recently, Helen Frankenthaler. A more complete list here.
I'm still assembling resolutions and goals for 2012. Perhaps a goal will be to double how many paintings I paint or take more painting trips. To aid artists in reaching their exhibition goals, gallerist and artist adviser Sylvia White has posted a list of opportunities for artists, more than one for each day of the month.
What are your goals for the new year?