Nov 14, 2009

50 - and a new goal!

WOW! Today I painted my 50th painting since Oct 08 when I started doing plein air (painting on location). Here is a collage of most of them. Yes, I have to admit, a few of them were duds, but - I also sold 4 of them so far! And I only started exhibiting 6 months ago!
My new goal for 2010 is to paint 100. There, I said it... it's public... now I have to keep my word... It's been fun, I learned a lot since that very first one 13 months ago, and without all of your guys' help, support, positive comments and nudging me forward I couldn't have done it. Thanks so much! Join me for the ride! Ruth
WOW! Heute habe ich mein 50. Gemaelde seit Oktober 08 hergestellt, als ich angefangen habe, plein air (an Ort und Stelle) zu malen. Hier ist eine Kollage von den meisten dieser Bilder. Ja, einige von den 50 sind nicht gut genug zum Vorzeigen, doch habe ich immerhin 4 davon verkauft, und ich habe erst seit 6 Monaten das oeffentliche Ausstellen begonnen! Mein neues Ziel fuer 2010 ist, 100 Gemaelde zu malen. Okay, nun hab ich's hier oeffentlich gesagt, nun muss ich mich auch dran halten...
Es hat viel Spass gemacht, ich habe seit dem allerersten Gemaelde vor 13 Monaten viel dazugelernt, und euere Unterstuetzung, Hilfe, und positiven Kommentare und emails haben mir sehr dabei geholfen. Vielen Dank. Bis zum naechsten Mal! Tschuess, Eure Ruth

6 comments:

René PleinAir. said...

Congratulations, I am looking forward to it. Good luck, and you know it's very addictive so beware. On the other hand the more you paint plein air the more you learn to know you surrounding area, and that it isn't what you paint that matters but more how you paint it. Again good luck for the journey ahead I really enjoying the effort.

Ruth said...

Thanks Rene! You're right, it is addictive. And with the beautiful weather down here in Florida it's easy to get out as much as possible and produce something. I can't imagine painting from photos anymore. I am trying to do less "scenes", and concentrate more on light and shadow play for its own sake, as in the last post of that doorway.

edithrose said...

Toll! So viel Kunst auf einem Bild! Man kann spüren, wie Dich das Malen erfüllt. Ich freue mich schon auf die nächsten 50 ... Viel Spaß dabei!

Ruth said...

Vielen Dank, Edith, fuer deine Hilfe heute, und den schoenen Kommentar!

Celeste Bergin said...

Your plein air work is exceptional! I used to live in St. Petersburg, FL--I wasn't a painter then..drat! You have constant perfect weather--! Good to see such dedication in your art..it is paying off big time. Two thumbs way up.

Ruth said...

Thanks Celeste. I guess you got here from WetCanvas? Welcome and thank you very much for the nice comments. That's what it's all about - creating memories and making people smile.