I thought I reached the finishing line in my quest to paint two images a month for a year. However, now when I look back at this blog, I see that I was only half way. It was a good idea, I have a lot of good work, and am poised to continue. But at the moment I'm feeling a bit blocked. Below are the final two images that I created as part of my plan.
|The Blue Cabinet|
|Two Faces at the Same Time|
Many of the artists in this gallery have completed or led artists residencies, and a few of them have does this multiple times. I have never participated in an artist residency of any kind. Most of them have also won major awards and recognition for their work. While I have been invited to participate in numerous jurried exhibitions, I have never won a major award. As I took in all this information, I decided to leave my application incomplete. Maybe I will try again next year, but I doubt it. I just don't have the experiences that these other artists do. Rightly or wrongly, this counts against me. I'll just keep painting. Eventually my work will resonate with someone somewhere.
While I was rethinking my application to the Baton Rouge Gallery, I was invited to join the Part Gallery in Florida. Part Gallery is unique in that patrons are allowed to rent the artwork for three months before deciding if they want to buy it. I have three pieces, but can add more at any time. The website went live at the beginning of November. You can access it here: http://partgalleries.com/
My work is listed under contemporary. I guess we will see how far this goes.