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We should take this opportunity to reflect on how 2023 went and to consider what we can do in 2024 to make it our best year ever.
What Went Right
- Chontele and I got married on Fraser Island.
- Our daughter Elora is growing into a beautiful person who is joyful, caring and kind.
- I have created a few of the best paintings. I completed nine paintings. I completed fewer paintings than usual. This is mainly due to the fact that each painting takes longer to finish. If I had to narrow down on a favorite, I’d have to go with Elora and White Roses.
- Published 5 videos on YouTube. I prefer writing, but I also enjoy the challenge that comes with creating good videos.
- Launched a brand new course Color Masterclass. It was exhausting creating this course. I prefer to work on several projects at once rather than focusing on one. (It’s important to figure out how you work best and play to your strengths. I won’t be doing too many massive projects going forward as it simply takes too much out of me. I need to move around.
What Didn’t Go Well
- I am behind in my drawing. I’m improving, but not at the pace I’d like.
- I didn’t publish many in-depth articles. It was difficult to find time for focused writing.
- I did not do much fishing. I use fishing as a way to relax my mind and focus on something else. I find that I burn out if I don’t do any hobbies or go fishing for long periods of time.
Three Things to Focus On in 2024
Here are three things that I want to focus in 2024. They don’t include the obvious like being a good dad and husband or staying healthy.
- Sell more originals, prints and get featured on the cover of a few magazines. You could also enter your paintings in a few competitions. I haven’t paid much attention to the personal art brand I’ve created, but this could be an interesting project in the future.
- Regular drawing practice. I am working my way though the Watts Atelier program. I want to complete a few courses by the end 2024.
- Do more plein-air painting. Consider taking a few trips to remote locations for plein air painting.
Over to you
What three things are you going to focus on in 2024?Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. We can review our progress at the end of the calendar year.
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Dan ScottDraw Paint Academy is founded by him. He is an Australian self-taught painter with a passion for landscape painting. Draw Paint Academy, run by Dan and Chontele, aims to help you get the best out of the art world. You can read more about the on About page.