It´s finally done! This page has been in the making for a few months now. Besides family-life, my job and trying to find as much time as possible to paint, it was pretty tricky at times to find the time and motivation to work on it. But I´m really happy that I was able to publish it in it´s current form with the end of 2017, since this was a personal milestone of mine that I was really trying to reach. But there is more to come in the future! Later on this year the page that right now merely serves as a gallery will be extended with an online shop to provide an easy way to buy my paintings if anybody wants to do so! 🙂
2017 has been really great. Beginning of the year was the time when I decided to share my paintings and my art journey more openly with the public. And after publishing the first painting of an old woman, it was a phone call of a good friend, that made me really proud of what I was doing and gave me the belief that maybe there´s a chance to be able to also offer my paintings for sale. Thanks again Dominik for your encouraging words in early 2017, to a great deal you were the one that lit the spark. Another person I explicitly want to thank is Mr. Popik a.k.a Mars, who himself is an awesomely talented and creative artist. Thanks a lot for your encouraging words and your well appreciated feedback, it really means a lot to me!
Now I´m not really planning on making an actual living off of painting. I´m too much of a realist to know that that won´t pay my bills in the next few years. And also I think that introducing some sort of financial pressure would take away the freedom I feel when I´m painting.
But I´m definitely going to be offering my paintings for sale and I will also happily accept commissioned pieces if they fit my interests and style.
Generally, I was also really overwhelmed that I managed to do three commissioned paintings by the end of 2017. I never expected that the whole thing would actually gain attraction that fast and that people would really consider hiring me for doing a painting for them. I enjoyed every project and I´m really hoping to do more of that in the future.
Besides that there are also quite some personal ideas in the pipeline that I want to put into actual paintings in 2018. And then there is one other big milestone for 2018 that I´m eagerly trying to achieve… but more on that when the time is right! 🙂
I´m not really planning to start an art blog here, but there will be the occasional post when I feel I have something to share with you.
So I´m encouraging you to stay tuned for whats about to happen in 2018. I´m really excited for it!
Thanks again to everybody who supported me on my little art journey so far, thanks to all of you, you know who you are!
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All the best,