Saturday, January 09, 2010

Goals for 2010

'The Hypnotist'
oil pastel, 4 x 6 on Ingres Mountboard

I've taken my time thinking what I want to achieve this year in terms of my art, the start of the decade seems to be a good time to really look at what direction I want to go in.

So here are my goals for 2010:-
1. Continue to blog at least 3 times a week, realistically I know I will not become a daily poster but I will continue to be a regular poster.

2. Following on from the success of my first step-by-step I will produce at least two more, the second will be a dog's eye and nose, and is at the planning stage.

3. Continue to experiment with oil pastels and start working with oil paints.

4.Enter 'Wildlife Artist of the Year' and the BBC Wildlife Magazine Artist of the Year

5.Submit work to NEWA, SOFA and SWLA

6.Take a workshop with Terry Isaac in September

7. Produce 1 large work a month and at least one small work a week.

8. Produce a body of work with a more contemporary feel, a single animal, or group of animals on a plain white back ground with a hint of reflection. (I know what I want but the image isn't easily translated into words)
9. Have stands at 3 cat shows and Patchings Art, Craft and Design Festival
10. Continue to study and start to proce otanical work.


DEB said...

I hope you achieve all your goals! Which piece are you entering into the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist competition? I entered my sea turtle. Good luck to you in all you do this year!

Brenda said...

The name is perfect! I cannot stop looking at his eyes and wondering what he is thinking.

Jenny wren's nest said...

Great goals, I cant seen to even get started on any painting, of course I just paint for fun. I like to come see what you have done, it gets my creative juices flowing, but I have to do the dishes first.

Gary Keimig said...

Nice Gayle. You sure are getting feeling in the eyes which really makes your cat paintings work.

Gayle Mason said...

Thank you all for your comments.
I have to tell you Deb that I haven't even started painting my entry yet:)