We all want to get noticed and find good homes and collectors for our paintings. This series is all about getting your paintings noticed on Fine Art America. I will elaborate on all the following fundamentals, so check back often and share ideas and links that have worked for you as well.
1. High quality work that is unique, has clear intent/voice
2. High quality photos or scans of your work
3. Descriptive titles
4. Go slow, post one to three images per day
5. Keywords/tags are vital to being seen online
6. Descriptions using keywords/tags, titles, support visibility
7. Add successful or admired artists to your watch list
8. Join groups, submit your work, and participate in discussions
9. Reciprocate comments voting and promoting from others, be genuine!
10. Be consistent, spend a little time every day on FAA.
This thread is all naming our paintings with more descriptive titles. Warning!! Renaming your paintings in FAA will break all links to that painting!!
IF you have promoted an image extensively, you will likely NOT wish to rename it. I made that mistake with my painting Common Threads when I named it more descriptively, Common Threads - Divine Feminine In Silk Red Dress. At the time the Painting was featured on the front page (I know, right?? How did I get so lucky??) In renaming it, I broke the links of all my hard work promoting, including the one to the front page. So please, think twice about re-naming! Instead, just start naming more descriptively from now on.
Naming a painting is often a very personal part of the artistic process. I, for one, take naming VERY seriously, and the names of my painting are often coded with symbols and meaning not readily apparent in the painting. Common Threads is a good example.
I named it to indicate the commonality of humanity. But no collector is going to go search out for for "common" or "threads". They will likely search for red, or woman, or figure. Those more spiritually inclined (which I hoped to attract), would search for God, or inspirational, divine, feminine, etc. So while I included the *real* name in the title, I also included what it was a painting of. A better choice might have been: woman figure in red silk dress holding flower...or something like that.
The first thing any search engine does, is look at the title of the image. So it is the first chance we have to describe our painting to a robot that cannot see. Yet, it is that very robot we rely on when a collector is looking for artwork. Be specific!!