Friday, December 18, 2009

Link to My Art Page on Facebook

Here is a link to my new art page on Facebook. Please take a look. Hopefully now that I have a better idea of what I am doing everything should start working properly.

Yesterday I had fun playing in my studio. I am figuring out a few things in preparation for some paintings I want to do in the New Year. Here is an example of what I was up to. It's very simple printmaking using foam, and not the subject matter I intend to use in the painting but just a quirky fun piece.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Now On Facebook

You will see I have put a link to facebook on this page. All part of finally getting up to speed with Social Media. I actually found it difficult to set up a page there for my art as opposed to a regular facebook profile. I'm not sure why the instructions for facebook pages are less intuitive to use. Anyway please visit and leave a comment. After all this effort it will be nice to have some visitors!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Golden Sax Slide Show

When I posted this I didn't realise that music came with it. I never have the sound on on my computer so when a friend mentioned the music I checked it out, didn't like the music and turned it off. I now have to add music if I want it.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

No Naked Walls:
Golden Sax Art Slideshow.

As you can see I have posted an art slideshow of my painting Golden Sax. A lot of people ask me how I go about creating a painting and because I actually remembered to take a series of photos while I was painting this one, I thought it would be fun to create the sideshow and let you see the process. There are all these amazing applications on the web that do fun things and I think that is a great one for artists to use. Let me know what you think.

Friday, December 11, 2009

"Social Media:"
The Way to go for Artists?

Over the last week I have been learning about social media and Twitter. According to some predictions: In 2009, there will be 18 million U.S. adults who access Twitter on any platform at least monthly. That represents a 200% increase over 2008 levels. Usage will reach 26 million U.S. adults in 2010, a further 44.4% climb.” That's pretty amazing. But is social media and twitter of any use to artists and will they need to use it in the future? It appears that social media is a great promotional tool for artists but that at present, not many people actually buy art online. Here is one online gallery owners opinion. But then I have also heard several gallery owners say that they do sell online and that they are moving more to internet sales however they have actual physical galleries, a reputation and customer base to start from. Perhaps there is some information out there that will help the self representing artist decide. Check this one out. Reasons why the majority of artist are failing online.

I would love to hear comments from other artists on their feelings and experience with twitter and social media.
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