Sunday, December 30, 2012

Looking back at 2012

Shadow Walk 6, winner of the 2012 Edward Hopper House Small Matters of Great Importance show.
6 x 6 inch, oil on panel. © 2012 Kathleen Coy

 Despite my best intentions, it hasn't been easy to find time to keep my studio blog up-to-date while painting every day and maintaining my daily painting blog, so I'll fill you in - it's been a very busy and exciting year - I started my painting-a-day project in April, and to date have painted 176 daily paintings, plus 21 additional paintings (mainly commissions and larger works). As my style developed, I felt confident enough to enter, and go on to win, the small works show at the Edward Hopper house in New York - a huge honor! I studied for a week with the incredible Karin Jurick at Hilton Head Island, and had a painting accepted into the Randy Higbee Gallery small works show in Costa Mesa, California this december, where my entry was purchased by one of their collectors. To top it all off, 66 of my paintings have sold this year. I feel incredibly blessed...

Steppin' Out, Randy Higbee Gallery 6 Squared show.
6 x 6 inch oil on panel, © 2012 Kathleen Coy

Self-Portrait in Winter, 4 x 4 inch oil on panel
© 2012 Kathleen Coy
NFS. My first self-portrait. Read about it here.

To my friends, family, and supporters, your encouragement and kind words have meant the world, and help keep me going on days when the workload feels overwhelming. Your understanding of how focused I’ve had to be this year is much appreciated. It’s been a very stressful year in some ways, but it’s also been the best year of my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support, and I wish for a year of beauty, creativity, inspiration and joy for us all in 2013.