Pinterest is huge right now, and growing quickly. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it expresses your creativity via images rather than words. It seems to be the perfect medium for artists to showcase their paintings.
Here’s an interesting article from The Abundant Artist.com in which they explore the good and the bad of Pinterest as it relates to artists. They include the following examples of ways to use it to your advantage, but then follow it with the disadvantages which include digital copyright issues. If you’ve considered using Pinterest to spread the word about your art, you’ll want to follow and read all the links on this article. Several artists who’ve used it successfully are highlighted.
(I’ve begun to experiment with Pinterest and you can follow my art board HERE. If you’d like to try it as well, you must request an invitation since it’s still in the development stages…)
Quoted from The Abundant Artist >
- Use as a digital portfolio of your work. This is head-slappingly obvious, but Pinterest does a great job of showing off our work in a visually appealing way. They beat other social networks on displaying art, hands down.
- Reference Pinboards. I think this is wonderfully savvy. Not only can you keep your inspiration in one place, but collectors can get an idea of what inspires you and make a personal connection.
- Show the progress of your work. Believe it or not, some people are keenly interested in the creative process. They like to see how the sausage is made, so to speak.
- Storyboard ideas. If you like to sketch ideas out before hand and see how they’ll progress, this is great use and allows others to see how things are going to progress.