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A Time For Change.

Wood Duck detail on one of my painted trunks.
It has been a long summer or maybe not long enough, but for me it has been a time of trial and errors. I have experimented with different marketing strategies and read many books about selling your art only to find I have more questions than answers. I cannot blame the lack of sales only on the economy nor can I blame myself in not implementing a marketing plan. I have had my work critiqued by a person who I greatly respect to either verify my ability as a painter or to tell me to find a day job. That was probably the hardest thing I have done to date. This person encouraged me to keep moving forward with my painting and felt my paintings had strong emotion, good composition and an understanding of technique and style. Also my website did not show the depth of my work which is quite common for online photos of art work. So now what?

I spent the next several weeks looking deep inside myself and tried to reflect on what I wanted and what was…