As you mature as an artist, it is recommended that you have a solo show. This shows that you are now moving into the ‘professional’ category and that you have a solid body of work created. So, the question is: How do I get to that point?
First, pick a theme that you enjoy painting. If you are a landscape painter, pick one area (ie. Elk Island Park) and paint scenes from that area. Or, paint only trees. Or, paint only fall fields…. you get the idea.
Second, pick a color palette that you will use for all the series. Six basic colors that you will use for the whole series. You can vary this with a few more colors but stick to those chosen colors.
Third, create at least 20 works that you are happy with on that theme. This may seem like a lot but when you go to fill a room with your own work, it has been my experience that you always need more work than you think.
Fourth, Work only on this series for a ‘certain’ time period. If you concentrate on that series, your work will be more consistent. Consistency is important for a solo show.