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What’s in a Name?

I am not the best blogger in the world.  My posts are too infrequent, and painting, not words are my forte.  But we live in a world that is becoming more and more focused on online presence.  We hold a great many of our conversations online. We do a great deal of our shopping online and as a travelling boater and artist, a lot of the communication I have with you, my friends, followers and customers (Hmm…sorry Shakespeare) is through my website or facebook.  In an effort to educate myself and improve the content of my blogging, I thought I would do a bit of research and see what other artists of a similar genre talked about.

What exactly do I do?

I paint pictures of canals and towpath life, so I ask my good friend Google to look for “Canal Art blogs”.  I think all the boaty readers will have a good idea what was going to come up.  I was side-tracked for a while looking at all the different styles of roses and castles.  I’m particularly interested at the moment because I’m booked on a course in February at Bollington Wharf to learn more about this fascinating craft.  I think there are still places available, so I’ll add a link at the bottom.

fisherman in red

Next I tried “Waterways Art blogs”.  Not a lot of individual art blogs are listed but The Guild of Waterway Artists was high up on the list which is great because I am a member!  A great bunch of talented people and really diverse range of waterways themed art. Guild of Waterway Artists

Still searching for those illusive and captivating blogs I tried “Waterscape Art blogs”, more luck this time but nothing really from painters of canal scenes.  It could just be that painters of canal type scenes are far too busy painting to blog. But the whole exercise got me thinking.  What sort of painter am I?  How would you describe what I do?  What’s in a name, and does it really matter to anyone but Google?  Answers on a postcard please…or comment below

Until next time…Jan x

Oh, and here’s the link I promised.  Held at Bollington Wharf over two days and run by Phil Speight.  I am so excited to be attending. Phil Speight Roses and Castles Weekend