Thursday, July 25, 2013

Painting a Day

July 25, 2013 - Have you thought of starting a business with your art?

I realized yesterday that I haven't been posting my daily paintings each day.  Since the name of my blog is "Painting a Day" this might be a good way for me to keep track of my progress by using the collage  which I learned in the marketing challenge.  (Leslie Saeta even put the challenge in the form of a free e-book) on her blog. 

( so far I have posted 191 paintings and am selling on a regular basis now- I am proud of this)
I encourage you to join Daily Paintworks.  It provides a place to track your progress and is an incentive to paint every day.  Before joining, I did paint every day, but without this kind of focus.  It has energized me to paint even more and the discipline of doing a small painting every single day has helped me improve my skills.  It has given me momentum to add marketing, create a website, and do more blogging.  Don't forget, pinterest, although I spend more time than I should looking around at other boards, it is a good way of educating yourself and often to get inspired. 
Carol Marine and her husband started this website (DPW) so artists would have a place to show and sell their work other than ebay.  Thank you to them for providing this opportunity.
If you plan on making a business of your art
create a website (FASO is a good one) -about $25/mo
join Daily Paintworks-$12.95/mo
create a fanpage on facebook -free
join pinterest - free


  1. I kind of feel like I know Carol Marine - she co-authored a book with her husband's ex-wife "No One's The Bitch." All about the mom - stepmom relationship. Jennifer Newcomb Marine (the mom) had Carol's "Painting a Day" link on their book's website. I've interviewed Jennifer a number of times and reviewed their book for my website. So cool there's a connection through your art there.

    Peggy Nolan

  2. Great resources for artists. My mother is actually starting her own business with sewing products. I will be sure to share this with her. Thanks!

  3. Nice blog post today Carol. I an currently putting together a website for my business using FASO.
    I'd just like to chime in and say their Tech Support is fabulous! I was not sure at all I'd be able to do this but they have been incredibly helpful. They send easy to understand tutorials to help when you get stuck. I just can't say enough.

  4. They do make it easy for you. I held off for a long time with a website thinking it was way beyond my skill level, just the idea of a domain name made me nervous. The Tech Support is accessible by phone and quick to respond online. Their Daily Art Show is a big benefit too.

  5. This sounds like a great way to get your art out there for sale, which is such a hard thing for many artists. Thanks for sharing, Carol, and again, I just love your paintings!