I have to admit that today was the hardest so far for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge. My original painting did not turn out the way I wanted and I decided to not post it. And I had no plans to start a new piece today after a long day at work. But, I thought I should try and give it a shot. The drawing of this piece was really fighting me. I didn’t know what type of paint I wanted to use on it after the questionable results I have been getting on previous paintings.
One thing I have been trying to pay attention to on social media is the number of followers some artists are getting on Instagram. I’ve found some representational oil painters who have over a hundred thousand followers and I was shocked. That is the highest I’ve been seeing for artists. I have also noticed that all the highest, I’ve seen, are oil painters and water color painters are not even close in followers. This is starting to make me think I need to focus on oil painting and stop using these other types of paints.
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I love the work you’ve posted so far. I know, it’s easy to get lost in what is popular, what sells, but don’t what you do is far more interesting.
Thanks Jill. It is a slippery slope, looking at what is popular and comparing it to your own work. I don’t want to sacrifice what I like to do (art wise) for what is popular. But, I do not want to be an artist who’s work is unnoticed.