So I challenged myself to create a new painting practice, one that revolved around making a small painting every day.
I started to take small steps to develop a painting practice that would work in the time I had.
Baby steps at first but they added up over time to create a major shift in my work.
I discovered that using a framework, I could accomplish a tremendous amount in a small period of time. And not only did I begin to make more paintings, more good paintings consistently, but I found myself painting more freely and fearlessly, without all those lingering self-doubts that had crept in.
I was happier…more creative…painting more “in the flow”…
And when I applied that framework to building my audience, amazing things started to happen!
First one solo show, then two, and then three in one year alone.
Major Awards and major grants followed.
When I finally had a moment to breathe, I started asking myself what it was that was working?
What I was doing different?
What was it that got me to the point where painting, building an engaged audience, and selling my work wasn’t a struggle…
And the process of bringing a painting from the studio to my audience felt like a natural flow?
And I figured it out.
At first I wasn’t sure “it” would work for anybody else, but I tested it with my students at the college…and “it” worked for them too.
Just to be sure so I used it with the people in my workshops…and it worked. My students had breakthroughs too.
Well “it” (what I started calling THE ART+WORK+LIVING FRAMEWORK) worked…again…and again…and again…
Since then I’ve taught these systems in separate courses both at the college, and in then in my online courses.
But always separately.
Now for the first time, I’m bringing all three together in one course.
The Painter’s Path.