|"Bad Hair Day"|
8 x 10 Oil on canvas
I have to wonder just how successful all this internet/social networking stuff is in terms of promoting art. I'm sure there are plenty of artists out there who don't even have a website, and manage just fine. The weird thing is, despite the fact that it takes me forever to manage my website, blog, and Facebook page, I still enjoy it. Just the little successes are satisfying: like creating the banner you see at the top of this page. Might seem pretty simple to some of you, but for the barely computer literate like me, it was a major feat. Almost as satisfying as finishing a painting!
Here's a link to one site that offers some good advice on art marketing: Fine Art Tips with Lori McNee.
And speaking of marketing, there's a great animal support group called Labrador Life Line, and they are holding an online auction to raise funds. There are a lot of wonderful items available, not just for dogs, but humans as well--including a gift certificate for a pet portrait from yours truly. You can see the auction here: Labrador Life Line's Annual Heart Dog Auction.
So.... I don't have any new paintings to post--but let's consider the revamped blog and my new banner as the project-of-the-day. And the painting above, titled "Bad Hair Day" pretty much sums it up, only right now, my hair is in even worse shape!