Friday, December 31, 2010

Taking Stock

Edge of the Field
8 x 10
Available at Huff Harrington Fine Art


I was going to write a post today about what I thought I had accomplished this year. It has been a very productive year for me in the studio, teaching and writing, showing and selling my work. But, I found myself much more interested in looking forward today than in the rear view mirror. And while I have laid out a whole list of goals for 2011 for the business and marketing side of my work, I am more focused right now on the actual work. I set some things in motion this year that I mean to build on in the coming year-more drawing, printmaking, bigger paintings and a renewed dedication to explore every field and woods, pond and stream here in my little corner of the world.

Happy New Year everyone!

11 comments:

loriann said...

Your focus is admirable and plays off three fold. Every field, woods, pond and stream, I can't wait to see.
Happy New Year Deborah!

Karen F. Rose said...

Deborah.
Best wishes for many magic moments of drawing, printmaking and painting in 2011.

Celeste Bergin said...

well painted! well written! Happy New Year!

Jim Serrett said...

I like your plan and love your work.
Happy New Year

Deborah Paris said...

Hi Loriann-let's hope for an exciting year for us all!

Thank you Karen-Happy Painting!

Hello Celeste-Happy New Year to you too!

Thanks Jim!

Brian McGurgan said...

I love this painting, Deborah. I think about what I'm working toward with my own paintings and then come to your blog and there it is...

Thanks very much for all of the inspiration and guidance you'e given and the knowledge you've shared this year. Very best wishes for a happy, healthy, and successful 2011!

Lisa McShane said...

Deborah - so glad to have you as part of my life. All the best for 2011!

Lisa

Deborah Paris said...

Thank you Brian-here's to a continuing journey in 2011!

What a nice thing to say McLisa-right back atcha!

Gary Keimig said...

A beautiful job Deborah. Great work

Maggie Latham said...

Deborah, Happy New Year to you too. Even though I am not painting in oil right now, your tuition has helped me enormously with striving to being a better artist. May everyone fly on higher creative ground this year....

Caroline said...

Thank you Deborah for your lovely blog full of beautiful paintings and inspirational words. Wishing you a Very Happy New Year.