When I started writing this blog I was concentrating on painting things that would sell and now having sold the country house I have a small income that would allow me to have more choice about what I paint.
But this year I have hardly been without a commission. I can’t remember how many portraits I have done- most of which I don’t put online as they are more personal and often gifts. I have also just finished a large painting of mountains and a small village and I remember painting a large scene with poppies. Then there was a long narrow Pisticci scene . I did a pencil drawing of a group of 6 people and a small painting of hundreds of little houses.I have two more portraits waiting to be done and more work after that. I think I have had on average two commissions per month.
It’s funny really because I was not so desperate for work this year and particularly after #paintseptember on twitter I am so much more interested to paint subjects I chose. However earnings from paintings sold are paying for heating so are quite welcome.
So since my last post I have sold three portraits and six small paintings one pastel and three long thin scenes. I have in that time painted also 4 more long thin paintings and 5 more small paintings.
Next year- like starting tomorrow- I would like to think that I can continue to improve in painting portraits ( this year have enjoyed using a limited palette of only 5 colours) and I want to do more sketching and maybe some large figurative paintings. And I need to do something about prices- er maybe next month! Or the month after………….