The age-old question of how to make a name for yourself as an artist is not an easy one to answer.
This week I am going to try something I have not done before. I have registered with the organizers of our local shopping centre. Rather than rent a shop I offered to paint en plein air near the escalator in the centre of their precinct.
As I am a landscape artist I shall be painting local scenes from photographs I have taken. Hopefully this will attract enough customers who might even buy some of my paintings and limited editions to cover the rent for the three days that I will be there.
Many different approaches have been suggested on numerous websites. Some artists make the headlines by working in a way that has never been tried before. Some do something outrageous to attract the attention of the media.
Most artists like myself apply the old-fashioned approach talking to galleries attending art shows and trying every traditional angle available. Maybe my new adventure will produce some results. I will be posting daily reports.