Well, I’ve finally started laying out the ideas I have for my artist’s website. Any ideas would be welcome, no matter from where they spring. I expect it will show my paintings and drawings for sale. I’ve set it up for online shopping which will include originals as well as prints and cards. This blog allows me to write my thoughts on a daily basis. But it shouldn’t force me to use it.
Added a header suggestion today. it’s a crop of MY BROADWAY, 18×24 mixed media that hangs in the community room of my apt. complex, Reflections at Happy Valley, thanks to management.
I should have a watercolor from Melissa Gannon’s class last Spring in this OSA exhibit of Teachers and Students, 10/4 – 10/30.
I have 4 paintings for sale at Three Rivers Gallery and Gifts, 9/1 – 12/30/15.
Completed the user flow example on the Watercolor tab. The Archive sub-tab will show the frame and matte that is on the art work. The Acrylic, Watercolor and Mixed Media will show the online order link for prints, sizes to be determined. I’m not completely sold on the current theme but it works for the draft.
I’ve finished the 1st draft of my fine arts website. Decided to focus on same size prints, showing original sold status on the enlarged images. Not happy with the usability flow of the enlarged views yet. User must know to click on the product image for complete and accurate view. Maybe I will remove the link from the image on the main pages and only use it on the product view shopping pages.
With a boost of confidence from Chris I improved the usability of the online purchase user flow. Also offered original paintings for sale when available. Making changes to the WordPress theme styles.css is very easy using Firefox developer options and Adobe Dreamweaver.
The URL is out for user testing. Good comment from Sherry.
I have 2 very interesting 12″ x 12″ cradled birch panel pieces at the OSA this month. Mixed media print transfers using my original family portraits.
Officially launched this website today. So far it appears to be all I hoped it would be: a simple showing of the artwork with an option to purchase a quality same size print, and the original by contacting the artist directly. It also tells a story of how I got to this point in my life journey and a short artistic statement that supports it.
Very successful opening of the 200 for 200 show at the Oregon Society of Artists last Friday. My cradle board mixed media print transfers didn’t win any prizes but did get good comments and support from people whose opinions I value. It is my opinion that most of the winners could have been nicely rendered on canvas, though the birch panels do process the ideas differently. Mine will be displayed on this website as mixed media after the show closes.
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