I was making some resolutions for 2022 today and multiple goals involve my art. What are you “going for” in 2022?
*Paint at least one and preferably more watercolor tutorials with my daughter. She loves watercolor and I do not, but I’m willing to learn, especially if it could be done while I’m traveling.
*Continue to occasionally “practice paint” elements of landscape oil painting with my kids, as long as they’re still having fun. We did a few full paintings in 2021, but it’s still just a bit too much for them to handle. I don’t want to burn them out and the practice has been fun for them lately.
*Set up at least a partial studio space in the house so it’s quicker, easier, and more comfortable for me to paint.
*Paint 26 Bob Ross episodes.
*Work my way through the entire Bob Ross “three hour workshop” DVD.
*Improve my trees from “ok” to “I like that a lot!” Especially “up” and “down” evergreens, and those pesky script liner limbed dead trees.
*Improve painting moving water. I love looking at paintings with bubbling brooks and rushing streams, but haven’t yet developed the kinesthetic sense with the fan brush to make it happen.
*Improve my mountains. These are “passable” for me right now, but take me a really long time and are pretty inconsistent. I haven’t painted many lately because I’ve been drawn toward other paintings, and I can feel myself becoming intimidated by them the longer I stay away!
*Paint a desert scene.
*Incorporate more “local flavor” into my landscapes to make them more relatable to what’s in my heart and the people that view them here at home.
Wow! I need to get this studio set up so we can get started around here! 🙂