QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Efficiency, which is doing things right, is irrelevant until you work on the right things.”
– Peter Drucker
I decided to put the Quote of the Week first because I like it so much, and it really speaks to what I’ve been doing the last month or so. At that time I reevaluated my marketing strategy in order to determine what were the “right things” to work on as the quote mentions. I needed to narrow my focus on the work in between commissions, what would be self-driven and keep my attention on a consistent basis so I’m not all over the place. Over the years I have explored so much of St. Louis on my bike, and now I’m really inspired to capture all of the fantastic, unique architecture with this new watercolor style. Restaurants, houses, and landmarks are the obvious subjects, and I’m excited about putting my marketing skills to the test since there are a number of artists in the field.
Since I’ve never been a homeowner I’m learning everything I can about the emotions and reasoning behind purchasing a portrait, along with size, cost, framing, an so on. I’d love to hear from you if you have any insights, suggestions, or have commissioned a portrait in the past from another artist. Thanks for your help and support!
(This portrait is of a beautiful home on Westmoreland, one block north of Maryland in downtown Clayton. I sometimes park in front of it when going to Fleur De Lis and love the hanging window planters and stone arched entryway.)