Another year of Art behind me. Painting nearly every day now. Playing, experimenting, making good Art and learning from great ideas that didn't turn into my vision. Still...I awake in the mornings with a thought of what I'll be doing in the studio before my feet touch the carpet. It's a good life and there is always so much more to create.
The past few months I have been involved in the marketing aspect of my Art. There is much available and many artists who want to discuss and discover more areas to branch into. Galleries are not the only venue now. The internet has opened a world of online marketing, browsing, and purchasing.
I have been happy to paint and display my work in the community with successes. My art now travels regionally to juried shows where it is seen by even more. I like this. I paint to display the beauty and calm of my paintings . I create in a peaceful state and believe this relays to viewers. The creating is my Joy.
But I've found myself more and more involved in the electronics of what I do. The documenting of Art and my thoughts are important to me. The amount of time spent on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook is concerning. It's easily rationalized and easily wasted. I go back to the Why I create and decide to focus on the Soul of my work.
I'll create and gladly move my work into arenas where people will see and appreciate. For now, I'll spend less time electrically and more in the studio. There is time for for marketing and selling. My preference would be to meet my buyers ...to share my painting's story. Old fashioned ....that's OK.
I am an observer of life and love to paint what I see with watercolors.