And an artist friend and I are hoping to get into a gallery to exhibit in April. That would be great. The idea is to exhibit at a gallery and get the gallery to invite other galleries to attend.
One hopes things go from there.
speaking of the artist friend; we've decided to collaborate weekly on a project that we're not exactly sure what it will lead to yet. The idea is that once per week we'll meet, set up something to paint (still life, photo for a portrait, etc), and we'll both paint the same thing in the same sitting.
He's more of an oil pastelist, and I do a little of that, too (though I need a lot of work with that style). I work mostly with oils, but the general idea is to each produce from the same item and then exhibit the paintings together.
Not sure how it'll work, but it already has definitely produced very different results. I don't have his image yet, but here's what I did:
He sat to the left and decided to with bright reds and oranges against blue and grey hues. So the colors and perspective will be different, for sure. Also, he's more detail-oriented and I'm more expressionist.