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Monday Morning Art School: How do I get more out of social media?

Monday Morning Art School: How do I get more out of social media?

Carol L. DouglasApr 21, 20244 min read
“I’m a 73-year-old artist and I’m having trouble expanding my social media reach. Can you give me any ideas, not just to drive more traffic to my art website, but to make the process less miserable?”
Happiest when painting boats

Happiest when painting boats

Carol L. DouglasApr 18, 20243 min read
If painting boats brings you half the joy it brings me, my work here is complete.
Let’s talk limited palette

Let’s talk limited palette

Carol L. DouglasApr 16, 20243 min read
There are disadvantages to limited palette, but the range you can hit with just three primary colors is amazing.
Monday Morning Art School: framing your work

Monday Morning Art School: framing your work

Carol L. DouglasApr 14, 20245 min read
In response to last week’s post, people asked me to write about framing your work. Even if you never plan to do it, you’ll understand why good framing is expensive.
It’s wicked hard to paint a rainbow

It’s wicked hard to paint a rainbow

Carol L. DouglasApr 11, 20242 min read
Painting rainbows is tough. They’re luminous, shimmering, and there’s really no shift in value. Double rainbows are even harder.