Monday, August 22, 2011

FYI: Marketing Tip of the Week

I've been doing a lot of research on today's marketing strategy .  With this age of cyberspace, it's a whole new ballpark.  I spent most of my (real job) working life, doing marketing and sales.  A couple of years ago I purchased a wonderful book "I rather be in my studio!" by Alyson B. Stanfield, "The Artist No-excuse Guide to Self promotion".  She has a wonderful website http://www.artbizblog.com/   If you subscribe to her newsletter you will get a wonderful tip every few days.....I'm lovin' it!  check it out. 

Hollyhock Batik

8x10 Watercolor on Rice Paper
This was the first time painting with the batik technique.  It's like using masking fluid to reserve the white of the paper.  My friend and wonderful artist Kathi George has been painting in this style for many years.  I've always wanted to try it, but didn't understand the process 9it is just like doing batik on fabric). She was featured in the August 2011 Watercolor Artist Magazine!  I really enjoyed the painting process but need a little more practive.  This Hollyhock I also painted in oil and transparent watercolor.  I really enjoyed the process of painting the same subject in all three media.  It is a way of truly getting to know your subject!