Here in the uk we have 1 hour to go before welcoming the year 2016…..A very happy new year to all of you that have already entered into the new year, we are on our way to following you on this new year adventure. My blog is nearly one year old, so my plans for the new year are to attempt selling some work online, early reasearch has proved confusing, any advice? There are so many sites to choose from.
Tonight I finished ‘Otis’ a French bull terrier in watercolour. At last my pile of “waiting to be finished paintings”, is nearly complete. This festive break has been very productive, so feeling happy.
‘Otis’ French bull terrier watercolour
My name is Rebecca Evans, living in the New Forest I have been inspired to paint the many animals often seen around me. Having ridden since Childhood, painting equines was a natural path to follow.
I use a variety of media, watercolour, oil, charcoal, pastel,inks, plus a few more, infact I will try most things. Choosing the medium to work with can really change the effect of the art, and therefore the character of the animal. Sometimes it is an instant decision, sometimes it is the mood from within me which determines which medium I choose to use.
I never know what might inspire me next, but if it’s hairy, I will be sure to try.
Marvellously charming as ever, Rebecca. Beautifully evocative eyes! I hope you had a pleasant New Year’s and wish you all the very best for 2016.
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Thank you, and a happy new year to you too….. Your countdown ‘happy new year’, very original, I love it.
What a lovely piece of work. You have really captured all of the special nuances of this breed, and I love your choices of color. I sold art a while back and had a bit of success on etsy, although it is highly competitive and a lot of work for what can be a small payoff. I would encourage you to visit http://eastwitching.com/ (another wordpress site) and reach out to the artist there, Alison Fennell. She has been selling watercolor works for a while and has tried several different sites and approaches. She might help you narrow down which avenue you want to take to maximize your time and sales. Best of luck to you!
Hi Sophia, thank you for your lovely comments and advice, I will take a look at your link. I have considered etsy….I do buy from it! It is still predominantly USA based, which I am not counting out, but I don’t want to have too much international postage to contended with, while testing the waters ( that is of course if anything sells in the first place?) going to check this site now, many thanks and a happy new year to you. Bec