I have only 602 square inches to go. I can’t believe I am so close to completing my Art20k challenge; painting 20,000 square inches this year. This challenge has created much momentum in my life. I thought that the Art20k challenge would only affect my painting and career as a painter, but found out “the more you do the more you do”. I believe this creative energy has caused me to change many things around me with such force. I not only had a challenge to paint 20,000 square inches this year, but also stretched myself to have major remodeling in my home. Doing both has been quite demanding. What was once difficult has now become a natural way of being. Here are some of my enlightenments from doing this challenge so far:
Customers prefer a variety of sizes.
Galleries prefer larger sizes and found they want sizes that fit over couches (I hate to say it).
The more square inches the more sales dollars.
I have a tendency to be more free and creative painting larger.
Smaller paintings can be studies for larger paintings or a catalyst for an innovative idea.
I want to paint looser and looser.
Painting larger makes me want to paint what I enjoy, not what others want.
It can be difficult to complete goals when life has other demands.
I am committing to a higher production standard.
You need to take care of yourself when you do big challenges, eat well, plenty of sleep and take time outs.
Where there is a will there is a way.
Find a way.
I have stretched myself and now realize that I can do more.
What was once a challenge is now a matter of fact.
I can’t go back.
*Painting above, “Abundance” measures 36″ x 48″ acrylic on museum wrapped canvas, price $4320 *ART20K footage completed square inches 19398 *All art from Janet Vanderhoof’s Fine Art Gallery, maybe seen in Janet’s studio at Morgan Hill, CA. You may purchase through contacting my email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (408) 460-7237. Thank you!