This is my last working day of the week in front of a PC and I feel on top of the world.
I find myself at the starting line at last.
Tomorrow and each subsequent Thursday and Friday I'll be in front of a canvas or board with the goal of creating something someone would want to buy somewhere in the world. This is in preparation for when I'm a full-time artist again... in France.
I don't need to sell at the moment but I do need to build up my stock for the future and have everything in position and functioning. If I'm to achieve this particular goal I need to make things happen and see steady progress, not sit on my backside dreaming. Dreaming is okay but it never becomes reality unless you actually do something.
I hope to convince visitors to my blog journal that to be a professional artist requires considerably more than applying paint. It is not a romantic pursuit that is forever pleasurable or rewarding. You'll have my thought processes, frustrations, tears, fears and feelings along with how everything is achieved. Well, that's the plan anyway!
Many a hobbyist who paints for pleasure and paints well has my admiration but I'll be walking a different path, one which doesn't guarantee pleasure or remuneration although I sincerely hope both will be in evidence. This will be my profession, warts and all! It's what I want to do with my working life. It's what I need to be doing.
Each Friday I will post my efforts...even if the painting is unfinished.
On your marks, get set...