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Friday, December 30, 2011

Wrapping Up

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?

6 comments:

Dianne Poinski said...

Happy New Year Katherine! You have to feel good about all you accomplished. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art with us.

Katherine Kean said...

Hi Dianne, thank you! Wishing you all the best in 2012!

Foxglove Lane said...

Thanks for sharing so much and being an inspiration to other creatives. I have loved visiting your blog and listening to you think about your work. Here's to an even better 2012, may you continue to open your heart to yourself. All the best:~)

Beth Rommel said...

Happy new year Katherine. Thank you for the information on opportunities and your encouragement to apply two or three times a month..a good challenge. The blog opportunity you gave me before Thanksgiving is part of my new year. Best wishes in the new year, I always look forward to seeing your creations on your blog.

Katherine Kean said...

Thank you Catriona! All the best to you in 2012 as well!

Katherine Kean said...

Happy New Year to you too, Beth! You're very welcome. I can't wait to see what new creations you post in 2012 and wish for you all the best.