KISS: Keep It Simple Steven! Or maybe you know it to say something different? Well, you get the point. For over four years now I have been adding and adding new paintings to robertmcaffee.com. As time went by the list grew longer and longer. Then I broke the list up into categories. Forest and Trees, Water, etc, etc. Along the way I heard the subtle hints but never thought much about it till this past week.
"Why is it so hard to find the paintings that are not sold yet?"
Well, my concept was to let the web tourist enjoy the tour and see as many paintings as possible, sold or not. That, as it turns out was a very annoying issue for many of my website visitors who were just looking for that perfect painting that called their name. The problem of scrolling through painting after painting in search of the one that called but also did NOT have a SOLD label on it was a real hinderance to many of you. Some even gave up the search entirely.
That's no way to treat honest patrons who would love to hang an original Robert McAffee on their wall and help the artist feed his three hungry children in the mean time. No. You are right. Yes, I have heard the call from you. Especially the one who actually wrote to me about it and expressed her displeasure. To her (un-named) I shout out a hearty
THANK YOU! You may have saved my bacon. Since isolating copies of all of the Still Available paintings and posting them on a dedicated page I have heard from so many in just the first two days of the change. All saying how pleased they are with the new format.
So, thank you again for speaking up. Thank you for your patients and I hope your time on Robertmcaffee.com has been made even more enjoyable for you.
As always, I appreciate your suggestions. They contribute to making everybody a little happier.
The Artists Journey
This is my blog page and it is where I get to be the opinionated man that I really am. The views are my own.
I invite your replies and comments, on my virtual welcome mat.
This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.