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Maryna

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on: September 27, 2017, 04:36:48 AM
I have a question for Nolan and Dennis and even members.

I have just created a FB artist page for myself. I don't have too much to put on there now at this stage. But I have put my art I have done via the classes up so far too. My question is, should it be on there and should I say it was classes I did with Nolan/Dennis and from Paint Basket?

Would appreciate some guidance please. https://www.facebook.com/MarynaMoolmanArtist/

Maryna

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Reply #1 on: September 27, 2017, 10:12:23 AM
Maryna,

If the goal of the Facebook page is to display your art for sale, then any work done from PaintBasket lessons would not be eligible.   

If the goal is simply to show how much you have learned from PaintBasket, then it sounds fine. 

On my FaceBook art page, I tend to reply with my lesson as an example whenever Nolan posts a lesson on Facebook that I have done.  Otherwise, my page is just art friends sharing their work.  I actually HIDE any post that is political, food, etc!

I have a website (longlostart.weebly.com) that is just samples of my work.

aloha

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Reply #2 on: September 27, 2017, 11:19:11 AM
Interesting question you've asked, Maryna! Mea, thanks for your answer. Actually, I have launched my website (http://vasa.online/) recently, too and I have integrated some of my class paintings of Dennis and Nolan in the gallery. I have added the comment that they are not for sale. I hope I'am doing this right.
 
This book seems to assist visual artists in legal questions: "The permission seekers guide through the legal jungle"written by Joy.R.Butler.

If anybody peeps into my website, I would love to hear your comments.
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Reply #3 on: September 27, 2017, 02:23:42 PM
Gita

I love the look of your website.  Easy to navigate.

All of your best work in one place.  So pleasurable to look at.

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Reply #4 on: September 27, 2017, 04:42:10 PM
Great job on your website Gita.  O0   The only thing I have a problem with, is the very pale grey used in your reply area and on the darker grey on some of your PB pictures. I find it very hard to see. Check with someone else first, it could just be me and my lookers.

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Reply #5 on: September 27, 2017, 06:08:02 PM
Now that you mention it, Val, yes, the light gray type, while looking classy, is harder to read than if it were more of a charcoal color.  I didn't notice it as much because my screen was pushed way back, but definitely on the CONTACT page, it was hard to read what I was writing.

Gita, regardless of the type, everything is well written and nicely arranged.   First class job!  And you are so pretty!

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Reply #6 on: September 27, 2017, 08:03:22 PM
I spoke to Dennis last night about my fb page and the class paintings. He indicated all is ok.
So I am going to leave it as is.
I have not started my website yet.
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Reply #7 on: September 27, 2017, 08:07:55 PM
Gita, I looked at your website via my phone. All looked great to me including the font color.
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Reply #8 on: September 27, 2017, 09:29:24 PM
Thank you Val and Mea for your comment. I appreciate that a lot! I hope I understood you right Val. Changed the font, now. I have to ask for support regarding the font size and colour in "contacts".
Mea, thank you for your compliment!
Maryna, thank you!
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Reply #9 on: September 28, 2017, 03:06:00 AM
I love your site, Gita! Very well laid out and I enjoyed reading your about me story.
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Reply #10 on: September 28, 2017, 04:35:27 AM
 :thankyou: Emma Lee. I like your appreciation!  O0
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Reply #11 on: October 01, 2017, 01:15:38 PM
Congrats Maryna :yippee:
Great site Gita :yippee:

It is fine to show your class artworks on your social media pages and websites. We do just appreciate a credit or link back as it helps us :flowers:

On whether it is wise to put your class artworks on say a Facebook page where you are trying promote your artworks for sale - In the beginning  when you don't have too many for sale artworks, it is fine to add your class artworks as it shows a history of creating art so the buyers knows you are in it for the long run.

Later on you will build up a good amount of your own original artworks that will dominate the page / site so the class artworks become less important and also naturally less prominent. At that stage you can still post your class artworks to show you are constantly working and improving your art.

You can then also use the class artworks as your "test" artworks. Like me explain - let's say you have done my dog portrait class and have posted it on your Facebook page. You notice that this photo is getting a lot more likes than usual. This then tells you to do another dog portrait (an original one this time). If that is also getting a heap more likes than your other photos then you know you have a market for your dog portrait artworks. You may then decide to take on dog portrait commissions. In this case your new knowledge from the class has helped you to open up a new revenue stream.

When you are established though you must have many more for sale and original artworks that you publish than class artworks though.


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Reply #12 on: October 01, 2017, 01:47:38 PM
Thank you so much Nolan! Your opinion is so improtant to me! :smiley6600:
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Reply #13 on: October 03, 2017, 09:15:36 PM
Thanks Nolan, that clarifies a lot.
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