It is the first day of 2019 and time for me to think about my art goals for the coming year.
My ART goals for 2019
1. My online presence
I continue to work on online opportunities to network, show and sell my work. I have two websites now. My original website is unchanged with archived work going back to my fashion illustration days. My NEW website is primarily for new work but that may change. Both of these websites are maintained by me which means I must be more attentive to this in 2019.
2. Grow as an artist
More work with oil in 2019 for better understanding of the medium. A clearer vision of what and how I want to paint with oil. More plein air.
3. Paint to support online sales, galleries and publishers
2018 was a year of larger paintings and better art rotation at my galleries as well as available art for my publishers. I love painting larger but I still believe there is a market for smaller less expensive art. My goal for 2019 is to paint for a good balance of both.
4. Author another book?
This was high on my list for years but in 2018 it dropped to the bottom of my list. Now I'm interested again.
5. Work with other artists to further their success
This goal was #6 for 2016, #4 for 2017 and #1 for 2018. I'm happy with accomplishing this goal in 2018. The new local art group Black Diamond Arts Alliance had a successful first Annual Open Show in 2018 and membership has doubled. Our Black Diamond Critique Group evolved into Lake Sawyer Plein Air Artists (see us on Facebook) and my Open Studio Sessions have grown into Mentoring Sessions at my Studio for 4 students each session.
And of course, I must add this to my list: ""This, or something better, now manifests for me in totally satisfying and harmonious ways, for the highest good of all concerned."
It is good for me to commit (to myself) in writing to goals for the coming year. Without a plan the days and weeks would fly by and I would have missed an opportunity to grow as an artist. Thanks to all who have followed my work this year. Let's keep in touch! Wishing you a happy and healthy 2019, Barbara