January 18, 2012
Winter Song 8" x 24" oil on wood panel
Since I posted yesterday I've been trying to figure out what direction I want to take this print business. (By the way, where are all you printmaking pedants? I was hoping someone would take me to task for saying 'print' rather than 'reproduction'. That's what social media is all about isn't it?) Since she's smarter and less impulsive than me, I asked Ellen for advice and she pretty much told me what I already knew/needed to hear again: focus on your real art raison d'etre. Schlepping prints in an oversaturated/undervalued market is a lot of effort without much reward unless you have an unusual style or angle, presented in an inexpensive and unique product.
So it's back to the drawing board ... where I belong. My compromise is here and here. If I can sell without having to exhaustively 'work it' (I'm tired of networking) then great. If I can't, that's fine, too. In any case, I'll just keep doing what's been working so far.