For the second year in a row I achieved my goal to have some of my art "on display" each month in a variety of places such as shows, juried competitions, galleries, libraries, and group shows in churches and Retirement Homes. I'm always looking for new places to display. So if you can think of a good place, please contact me.
I believe that this exposure has led to an increase in visitors to my website in 2017 and the number of "views" which was 89,985! In addition I did increase my advertising on FB and Instagram which increased the number of new visitors to the website.
It isn't surprising to me that the most viewed art has been in shows and featured in my News Tab. Here is my list of most popular paintings viewed:
1 Fall Colors in Forest*
2 Sagan Froome Breakaway Finish SOLD
3 Figures in Abstract*
4 Bird's Eye View
5 Fancy Footwork LIMITED Edition Print
6 Zanzibar Door Hinge
7 Gratitude Rose
8 Peacock in Paradise Aluminum Print*
9 NW Blue Heron*
10 Nibali Breakaway, Tour de France
11 Never Enough Love Celebrations
12 Antique Wagon, Chehalem Mountain*
13 Where Our Travels Lead Us
14 Poppy Stanting Tall II
15 Friendly French Donkey
16 St. Emilion Inner City Ruin
17 Floats and Nets Drying on Dock
18 He Rules the Roost II*
19 Custodian of the Rock
20 Fall's Bright Flame*
*7 of the top viewed paintings were in the Solo Show at Tualatin Library which comes down on February 5th.
The "countdown to Christmas" special offerings didn't bring in the sales that I was hoping for compared to the effort to create the campaign. I believe it is still best for the artist to be present for sales to result. I spend a lot of time marketing each week and am still convinced that it will pay off at some point. It is difficult to keep up with technology and have the time to create. I'm still holding judgment to see if it is worth it in the long run.
Looking forward to 2018 and what new developments in the economy help artists get back on a positive footing with sales.
Your thoughts are important to me so please leave your comments.
Sharing my paintings with others is one of the joys in my life. Educating others about how I paint and the media I use is very important and why I wanted to reach out through this blog. Hope you will add a comment about what you see.