Friday, August 28, 2009

August 28, 2009

It is 3:31 a.m. and I am not sleepy. This is very unusual for me; I usually require a lot of sleep. Tonight, however, I am so excited about this new adventure I cannot shut down my brain. In the last few years, a new phenomenon has occured on the Internet. An art trend called "A Painting a Day" has combined an artist's practice of daily work with the technology of online auctions and blogging. Artists promote themselves through the blog and post each day's work for sale for as little as $50. each. In the process, artist/bloggers are using the internet to change the making and selling of art. Richmond Va artist, Duane Keiser, actually began the phenomenon with his daily blog in 2004. Artists from all over the world are finding this movement interesting. I found the website of Julian Merrow-Smith from Provence, France when searching online. I was not only inspired by his work but also I am interested in setting up an auction website to display my paintings and sell them. After painting 260+ landscapes, I will need a way to move them out of my studio! I still have a few months to get the details together, however, I have already started taking photos and doing some paintings in preparation for this journey. I am really looking forward to the benefits of painting daily!!

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