100 Paintings!

I've reached my first goal of 100 paintings!

I began painting fulltime last November and had a clear goal in mind: to paint 100 paintings. Today I realized that I may have run past that goal in the last few weeks and so I wandered around the house counting up all the paintings. Several no longer exist of course - there were a few I quickly round filed! (Note to self: do not even TRY to paint sunflowers.) My count - and I could be off by a few - is 101.

The photo above is of the shelves where I store my small paintings while they dry. I put those up in July and quickly began to fill the shelves. It was cherry season!

A number of my paintings are larger landscapes. I do conceive of my paintings in series, with a story to tell, and I had (and still have) a lot to say about the stunning and diverse landscape of Washington. Most of those paintings (the ones that survived my winnowing process) are on my website.

So yay to achieving goals! This was a big one for me and now I have:
  • much improved skills
  • greater confidence in my art and
  • some paintings that I love, some that I like and some that you'll never see.
And now? I need a new title for my blog and I need to lay out my next goal to work towards!

(Please let me know if you have any ideas for me!)


Anne-Marie said…
That is INCREDIBLE! To think that you have come so far and that you've gained skills in the process is icing on the cake. I am excited to see your first show and buy my own Lisa McShane for our home.