Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Juggling mid year
I'm still working on Tapper's Cove painting, but had completed Weekend Warriors. I just didn't have time to post it before heading west for some work. So here it is now. 10" x 20" in oils and available through House of Diamonds Art Gallery and can be seen in more detail on my website.
I'm now at the point where I have to do some juggling with paintings. Some to galleries, some to exhibitions, some to swap around and more to produce. The investment in framing becomes challenging at times and it is a skill I do need to learn to do effectively, especially for oils or acrylics.
I also need to revisit my art marketing plan, not that there really was a concrete plan with tangible outcomes. This year, I went more with the flow than the structure and I rather miss the structure. Laying out objectives and planning methods of reaching them provides direction and deadlines, both essential for me to progress.
So I will be reassessing where I want to go with my work and how to get there. I analyzed my artist statement and it gave me insight into why I do what I do. Water is a constant theme, and boats, but reflections are the common thread and show my interest in glass objects or reflective surfaces. Pulling it all together and finding the right market is key.
Then there's workshops. I've been so busy this year, I've only had time to provide one workshop and there is a constant stream of people asking when the next one will take place. Time management is crucial when one has a day job as well as an art career. I need to plan and manage carefully to get to where I want to go.