If you’ve read the “About” page on my website, you know by now that I recently got back into painting. Since then, I have painted quite a bit and have discovered something interesting about what I paint. Every painting usually goes up on my Imagekind page which tracks the views on each painting individually. Through this tracking, I have experienced a bit of disappointment when I see that my personal favorites, which are usually the ones I spent the most time on, with the least views. For some reason, people usually end up liking the paintings that are my least favorite and the ones that I thought people wouldn’t like as much. For example, I love Blue Beach painting more than the Elephant painting, but Elephant has many times more views than Blue Beach.
Don’t get me wrong, I love both of them, I just love one more than the other. Every time I paint something that I personally think is a well thought out painting with lots of detail and color, it usually ends up as the least viewed on Imagekind. I haven’t figured out why that is which makes me wonder if I am having some kind of disconnection between what I think is a great painting and what my audience thinks is a great painting. As a painter, I often worry about this because it makes me feel like I’m not portraying what I want in my paintings. Perhaps it has something to do with not having a “voice” or perhaps because I paint random things. What I do know for a fact, is that I LOVE PAINTING! And I will continue to paint and search for my “voice”.