A few weeks ago, I had the brilliant idea to make a few changes to my website– while traveling. A few changes turned into an overhaul. I liked where it was going, but realized that I was setting myself up for a lot of work at a time when a) internet access is limited b) I’d rather be out painting.
Somehow, it all worked out. We had several weeks of icy rain, I found a nice café where the staff was super cool about letting me hang out as long as I needed to. Little by little, I got it up and running.
On clear days, I’d go out to paint. When the clouds were so thick, and the winds so strong painting outside was not just impractical but impossible, I worked on the site (and managed to finish up two freelance gigs- huzzah!).
Lots of things I want to change, but they require php programming (which for me, means uninterrupted focus and quiet, not something I can find in a café). When I’m in a better place to focus, the site will be seamlessly integrated with this one. One of the downsides to being the painter, webmaster, writer, photographer and videographer for this project. I have a huge stack (close to 100 or so?) paintings left to photograph/ scan and upload but that will come in time (give it another week or so). I have to pick my battles.
A side bonus from the overhaul, is that it made me realize just how far I’ve come since this project began and how much I’ve accomplished.
There are still holes to fill on the map, but I’m loving that the new site gives a sense of place and a little more context to the project. We are so close to finishing. The end is in sight!
Until then, the links on the right take you to paintings by location, or you can just go straight to all of them: argentina.antrese.com