You will notice I capitalized Elements and Principles. I feel they illustrate my weakest point and therefore need to be at the top of the list in importance. Whether this works or now remains to be seen.
Another resolution is painting more often. There are artists out there who religiously paint every day. Unfortunately I do not, and it costs me as I do not go forward as quickly as I should. I will need to take a couple of breaks at the end of January as fence building at the ranch beckons. The actual building is the easy part. Cutting through 6 foot high blackberry bushes to find where the original fence was is another story. Hopefully the snakes will all be sleeping. Cougars, coyotes, skunks, and possums -and deer, may not be sleeping. On a good note, I will be taking several stretched quarter sheets and my plein air setup and may actually get in a couple of good paintings while there.