Well, as usual, those few sunny days last weekend were just a teaser. I know it happens every year, but its hard not to get excited about the thought of spending more time outside in the sun. It is raining and the sun has been a no-show for several days. Since I won't be doing any gardening this weekend, I will work on my 100 paintings- I am on #30 & #31. I was going at a more leisurely pace, but some of the other participants post them 3 or more at a time. Guess I need to step up my game! Back to the reference photos again while I wait for the garden to come back and give me new things to paint. I love looking through the piles of reference photos collected over the years and among my favorites are the ones from Italy. I've said it before and here it is once again- I would go back to Italy in a second. Italy is a beautiful country and the people there are so friendly!
These are small watercolors, done on 8X10" 140 lb cold press paper. Another stab at people (loosely painted, no detail just really working on proportion and scale)
I have been thinking again about trying out ebay. Anyone had any good luck there? I like etsy and have no complaints, but sometimes I get frustrated with the low number of item views. There are somewhere around a gazillion artists on etsy and sometimes I think it is nothing short of a minor miracle when people find my items. I really don't understand how some shops have ridiculously high item views! I have signed up for Fine Art America, but haven't put anything on there yet. I am also trying to put a "buy now" button on my site like I have seen on other blogs- back to copying and pasting html code which I hate. I have a domain name, but setting up a website from scratch sounds like a lot of work! I am great at procrastinating, but need to get over it and do something. It took me forever just to start my blog, and once I finally did it- I am really glad I did. I have found many other artist bloggers and you all have wonderful comments and feedback! I would love to hear any of your ideas on ebay, etc.