Friday, January 06, 2012

Review of 2011

Review of 2011

I count the following as my achievements in 2011:-

  • Sold work at the 2011 Society of Feline Artists Exhibition and was asked to sit on their selection committee for 2012 onwards.
  • Created two coloured pencil guides, a tabby cat and a dog
  • Created a reasonable amount of ACEO's, all of which sold, thanks to my repeat customers
  • Continued to blog at least once a week, however see below for what I felt wasn't successful.
  • Built up a large body of reference photographs including animals and birds in their environment
  • My work was featured in Talking Point the magazine of the UK Coloured Pencil Society
  • Had a painting accepted for the NEWA exhibition

The following I was less happy with:-

  • Entered less exhibitions than I'd planned at the beginning of the year due to spending too much time browsing the internet rather than painting new work.
  • Only had a stand at two shows, Patchings and the Supreme cat show, again this was less than I'd planned to do.
  • Didn't create enough work especially for my planned UK wildlife series
  • Didn't feel my blog had a wide interest, it tended to revolve round the painting and drawing of cats. I was also slow posting comments which I apologise for and promise not to do this year.
  • I didn't manage to write my online course which I'd hoped to do in the Autumn
Looking back over last year although there were some highlights I feel that I lacked focus, tomorrow I'll share what I plan for 2012 to address that.


Katherine Tyrrell said...

Nice one - added to my list of reviews of 2011 which I'm posting on Making A Mark on Sunday.

Gayle Mason said...

Thanks Katherine

Tracy Hall said...

You have also done this post...which is an achievement in itself and more than I have managed! Congratulations on all you successes last year, Gayle, and very much looking forward to seeing what you produce in 2012

Gayle Mason said...

Thanks Tracy