|"Molly" Oil on wood, 8" x 6" SOLD --a Christmas commission|
The high points of the year were things I didn't anticipate or plan. Modern Cat Magazine did a feature about my cat paintings in their premier issue. Four of my floral still life paintings were used on sympathy cards and my first royalty check arrived soon after. Sweet. An intrepid collector commissioned me to do a 36x24 figurative painting. Wanna do more figurative painting! (Will post the completed commission this month.) Especially fantastic: Edward Montgomery Fine Art started exhibiting my work and Galerie Kornye West invited me to participate in a group show. Terry Lindsey sold my paintings at her wonderful seasonal Equidae gallery. My desire to paint new subject matter (horses!) and bigger more challenging compositions persists. 2012 presented some amazing opportunities and for that I am very grateful. Thank you Edward, Paula and Lindsey!
An ebook is in the works. It will be a condensed and improved version of my Mull it Over Monday posts with an emphasis on helping introverted artists succeed. More on that when it gets published. Finally, I've acquired a printer that makes archival quality prints on watercolor paper. Prints of popular paintings and will be made available in 2013.
Thank you dear reader and fellow art bloggers for taking the time to visit my art blog, comment and for accepting my posts in your email. A special thanks to those of you who added to your collection or acquired your first Diane Hoeptner painting. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
- Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. John Lennon