|"Misty Night" - 18" x 24" acrylic on paper - $295 includes free shipping|
The challenge is halfway over and overall I'm delighted with this new series! As you know I've been working furiously to keep ahead so I'm not overwhelmed with trying to paint every single day. This means some days I'll do several paintings and other days I'll concentrate on marketing and cleaning my house which has become a hot mess thanks to paint, supplies and half-finished paintings taking up space on my tables and counter tops.
I've been diligent on uploading my new pieces to my various online galleries including: Artfinder; Saatchi Art and my newly updated ETSY store. Eventually I'll add them to my Fine Art America site where you can order prints and other printed items including pillows; shower curtains; etc. but that may not happen until after the challenge is over.
I've found the constant uploading to various sites has increased my stats considerably, and in my heart I know it's what needs to be done on a consistent basis in order to keep the algorithm robots happy. But the reality is it takes a lot of time and a lot of work, and I'm starting to hate sitting in front of my computer for hours on end.
I'd love to find a student intern this year to help with the marketing and will look into this at the nearby high school and university to see if they have a work experience program. In the meantime I'll keep doing everything myself and am looking forward to getting the next 15 paintings cranked out so I can clean my dining room and start seeing my counters again!