|'The Promise of a New Year' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
I've been thinking about what I want to do with art in the coming year. I have a full schedule of travel, workshops and my daughter's wedding so it is feeling a bit overwhelming. I want to keep my goals low key and simple. I had a brainstorm of sorts and thought you might like to join me!
Paint Time 2017I am a firm believer in daily painting practice. I paint every day I can even if it is something small. I know that sometimes it isn't possible to do a daily painting and I might just have one of those years! But I recommend that you make time to paint at least once a week. You deserve it! If you can do just one new painting a week you will see results! I am calling this precious time I vow to carve out for myself Paint Time 2017. Here are some details of my project:
- Choose a motif. I am going to choose my most favorite thing to paint which is Queen Annes Lace. For my Weekly Painting I will only paint this subject. It will stretch me to see how I can treat these flowers in 52 different ways. I will learn and I will grow from this challenge. Note: you do your best work when you paint what you truly love. You paint from your heart!
- Set Aside Time: I still plan to do daly paintings so this project is something extra but if your time is limited look at your schedule and make time for an hour each week to work on this project.
- Share your results: I love sharing work on social media. I have made so many art friends around the world through Facebook, Instagram, blogging etc. I plan to share my weekly painting on social media. Consider sharing this year. Start with Instagram. It's fun and easy. More on this in an upcoming post. Use #Painttime2017 when sharing so we can all see one another's work!
Will you give this project a try? Let me know in the comments and share what subject you plan to paint 52 times!
****Sunday Studio Time Facebook Live is back! I am planning a painting demo on Facebook Live January 1 around 2:00 (tentative) If you miss it I will post the video to YouTube. *****