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01-02-2001, 03:12 PM
Just a note to wish you all a great new beginning for your acrylic painting challenges, efforts, and inspirations in 2001! Here are a few ideas:

- Visit an acrylics only art exhibit (or have your own!)

- Determine to learn incorporate a new technique, color concept, or see things in a new way each month during the year (in 12 months, you'll know 12 new things!)

- Paint one painting in a genre new to you. If you are a portratist, paint a landscape; if you are a landscape painter, try a still life...this will strengthen your visual acuity and ability to capture unfamiliar things.

- Read a classic art book either on technique or about a classic painter.

- Approach a gallery for representation, especially if you have been thinking about it for a long time. At least attempt to learn more about the business of art. If you don't wish to sell you art, then how can you better reach your own goals?

- Improve the quality of your framing this year.

- Most of all, have fun!


P.S. Please pitch in with your ideas...

2001 L. Diane Johnson Plein Air Workshops (http://www.LDianeJohnson.com/workshops)

01-05-2001, 09:57 PM
Some great ideas Diane. I know I am really bad about getting stuck in a rut when it comes to trying new ideas! I always have those "I should do's" instead of the I did's!

Another idea could be....
Join an art guild or society in your area.
Volunteer this year at a school during career day and promote art with a demonstration.
Give a painting to a charitable event for auctioning.

This should get you going in sharing your art with others! this year.

"Everything is not art and Art is not everything, but it comes close."....carly

01-06-2001, 02:30 PM
Thanks for adding your super suggestions Carly!

Yes, the "rut" can set-in and really cause problems. I am trying to learn not to use the word "should"; and just do things, instead of looking back later moaning over a missed opportunity or idea not implemented. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif