Happy New Year! Welcoming 2015

Bill-Murray-opening

Happy New Year!  Looking back, 2014 was my best year ever in terms of art.  My drawing seemed to take a leap.  I got back into painting and figured out how to make portrait painting in acrylics an enjoyable experience.  The year was topped off by my first art shows and my first art sale at a gallery!  So far I know that the Tesla painting I did for the Big 500 sold.  I know that because my mom bought it!

Five 8" x 8" acrylic portrait paintings by Mellanie Collins

Here are all five paintings I did for the big show.  My best paintings to date I think.  When I took them to the gallery I was almost a little sad to part with them.  But if they sell I will feel good and if they don’t I’ll be happy to get them back.

I have no plans or resolutions or programs for my art in 2015.  I’m going to just go with the flow and work on just painting what I like.  Last I had goals of drawing every day and filling up a certain amount of sketchbooks.  I didn’t do any of it.  I’ve striven and hectored myself long enough.   Being critical with myself has only hampered me creatively.

This year has shown me that if  I take it easy, have fun, and be interested in what I’m doing I will get wonderful results.  So this year I’m taking the slacker road.   I’m going to focus on the fun and challenge instead of trying to make my work better.

Do you have any goals for your art in 2015?

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5 responses to “Happy New Year! Welcoming 2015

  1. Congrats on your awesome art year! Best wishes for 2015!! 🙂

  2. Your portraits are absolutely amazing!

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