Well I have decided to open up an Etsy shop and attempt to share my work with a wider range of people. Hopefully something comed out of it. I hope that you check it out and over the next couple months, I hope to get to work making more pieces to sell. While the Etsy experience is fabulous, I had a lot of questions that weren't addressed as clearly as I would have liked on the FAQ sheet. For example, I've never had a paypal or learned how it worked on the buyer end. So now I had no clue as a seller if I needed to accept paypal by having one or how to hook it up. Or, if I have a paypal that is connected to a credit card, would the money go to that? What if I wanted to use a credit card for purchases with paypal but wanted the money from selling art to go to my bank? So confusing... But I've figured out enough to get started and posted a few pieces. What I'm looking into now is to have affordable prints of my work to sell, so that I have original work for any exhibitions that may pop up. And that is a whole can-o-worms in itself. Anyone who has any experience with any of this, please help. In the meantime take a look at my Etsy Shop and let me know what you think or what you'd like to see!
I did start working on a new sunset piece yesterday and wanted to post my progress. It is based on a picture I took in Antigua on vacation in 2009. The sunset was beautiful, but painting it was surprisingly hard because of all the darkness. I need to make the clouds a little darker and put some texture in the hills and water. But this is what I have so far.