Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Val's Art Diary

A few months ago I participated in the SmArtist Telesummit, an online seminar devoted to teaching artists to market their work more effectively and to build entrepreneurial art businesses that work. During one of the initial sessions, presenter Joan Stewart of Publicity Hound profiled a painter, named Valentina, who has developed a marvelous career by posting videos of her work in progress on YouTube. Since starting her series of weekly videos, she has sold each painting that she has finished and has more commission requests than she can fulfill. At this point I do not know how many creative folks can capture lightening in a bottle and reap rewards this rich from the new media outlets created in a web 2.0 universe, but it does seem clear that there is room for new ways of delivering authentic aesthetic experiences to new audiences through these channels. Stay tuned. . .

1 comment:

ONEblackROSE said...

HOLLYWOOD abstract PAINTING DUO ON THE UPRISE THROUGH YOUTUBE A power painting duo that lives in Hollywood by the names of TIM PHOENIX and SANDY MARTIN, who paint under the synonym ONE BLACK ROSE are gathering quite the BUZZ in Hollywood and across the world about their abstract paintings. Their YOUTUBE videos have gathered them quite some accumulative fame lately. They are selling paintings more than they can keep up with now. Tim Phoenix says: "We started this show just a few months ago and now we can't even keep up with our commissioned works, let alone our weekly show which is on our youtube channel every monday night at 9:30pm eastern time and 6:30pm pacific coast time. Life is good right now because it is full of so much color. Our paintings are a different dimension for us that most people couldnt understand". You can see their art works on their website: www.OneBlackRose.us then go to their YOUTUBE SHOW