Thursday, February 1, 2007

Oil Painting

"Fall River"
8" x 10"
I think I will start doing a little more oil painting. This painting was done using a pallet knife on panel. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it - besides I love the smell. I guess I'm just an oil paint junkie.
Our Studio Group meets tomorrow and I'll be slathering more oil around. Perhaps I'll get enough of an inventory to open an eBay store. Been thinking about it. Each time I think about it, they seem to raise their prices on something. Now that makes me feel real comforted. However, I should only look at a store as an additional form of advertising so all in all it would be pretty inexpensive.
I think in order to become a successful artist a person needs to spend about 80% of the time promoting and 20% of the time painting. Of course networking is the name of the game in today's world. Promoting seems to be the hardest part for a lot of artist. Somehow it seems to me that a lot of artist's personalities do not always have that outgoing business personality. What do you think? Should I get a manager? I could always draft my husband, but he'd want to always do it his way. Decisions, decisions.