Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Painting Challenge for the New Year


'Winter Promise'               11x14               pastel                 ©Karen Margulis
painting available on Etsy $165
I want to keep it simple this year. No big lists. No lofty goals. I just want to simply paint, teach and share. And by doing all of these things I hope to to have my work continue to grow. Simply paint.
Paint what I want and see what evolves. Let things happen. 

In years past I would often have big lists of goals....New Year's resolutions. It was overwhelming to keep track of and to know where to begin. I have been able to whittle the list down and this year there is nothing on the list except to Simply Paint.

The best way to reach any art goal is to become a better painter. The best way to become a better painter is to simply paint. Paint often. Make time to paint even if you have to paint small and set a timer for 20 minutes or less. All of those 10 minute sessions will add up.

A Challenge for the New Year

Set up a small area where you can leave your supplies out. Cut a stack of papers. Spend at least 2-3 days a week  and do a quick painting. This is in addition to any larger more involved painting you may be working on. Consider these paintings quick studies or experiments. Just paint! 
I will share more on the challenge soon so start thinking about it!

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4 comments:

Maggie Latham said...

Yes, just paint!....the best advise there is. Happy New Year to you, Karen.

Joan Tavolott said...

I followed Maggie's link to your blog. I am not a pastel artist but enjoyed your beautiful work. It was fun to see your work from Abique since I have visited there. Thanks for sharing your work, Karen!

robertsloan2art said...

I love your challenge, it's the best one I've seen yet. Way cool! I'm up for it, this sounds really cool.

I've even got a package with more paper coming tomorrow so that'll be awesome.

Sheri Trepina said...

Thank you Karen, although I have a few goals of some "must do's", I am encouraged to jump in and paint my way forward....