Friday, January 9, 2009

Painting Thoughts and a Web Question

Open Acrylics on Aquabord

Painting Thoughts...
I'm wrestling a bit with my painting. I'm trying to strike the right balance between defining detail and just suggesting form. My mind seems to swing between the two, often in the same painting, which incidentally doesn't really work well. Here I made an attempt to be looser.

One of the things that I really love in painting is lost and found edges...it seems a simple concept, but it is not simple to execute. I need to keep trying it out and see how it goes.

Color....color temperature...more grappling with ideas.

Web Question...
I've been thinking about my online presence and how to make it work best for me and for my customers. I would like to combine my sales blog with a few web pages...something where I can post my paintings for sale individually (in a blog) but at the same root url have a few regular web pages. For instance, a page for all the paintings currently for sale, a page for sold work, a contact page, about the artist, etc. Essentially, I want to combine my online gallery and my sales blog. I am not happy with my current provider. I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a place that provides blogging software and traditional web page templates? I have found Typepad.com, does anyone have experience with them?

6 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Try looking at Ning?

Jo Castillo said...

My web host is Cedant.com. They have all sorts of tools, templates, posting, wordpress for blogs, etc. I just do my thing and don't use 90% of it. They would be happy to talk to you and it isn't expensive. You get a discount if you pay for a year in advance.

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

I thought I might mention the art portfolio service where I have my website:
http://fineartstudioonline.com/
They have templates for your website with built in paypal capability but they also have their own blogging software, which I'm not using at the time. That might be a way to combine everything you're wanting into one website.
:)

Jo Castillo said...

Did you look at sitekreator.com ? I have noticed several people I correspond with use that and I think it is free. The pages look nice.

Lisa B. said...

I'm looking at ixwebhosting for the future. My current account with godaddy doesn't expire for a while, costs a bit more, and ecommerce is extra. Both hosting sites offer Wordpress for blogging.

Rose Welty said...

Thanks everyone for your thoughts!

I really do appreciate it.