For about a year now, I have had one goal for my art - work faster. As my work has improved over the course of the last few years, it hadn't yet translated into quicker production. I read somewhere that the average painter needs to produce about 80 paintings per year to put themselves in the best position to work as full-time artists. Because I work a regular job, my objective is to achieve about half of that - to start and finish four paintings per month.
August will mark the first month where I was able to accomplish this goal. As a result, I'm achieving a certain consistency to my work. This feels like real progress. More so, because I am improving my output, the opportunities to learn increase and I believe my work will only get better. Appreciating what's happening only makes it that much more fulfilling.