We recently launched a simple, ‘beta’ online portfolio for my dad’s artwork, including acrylic, watercolor, and oil paintings of landscapes and still life. Recently retired, he’s unleashed mad-crazy painting skillz that have caught us by surprise — we always knew he was a good artist, but now some of the stuff he’s been painting…well, let’s just say various album artwork ideas have been selfishly floating through my head ever since.
We were looking for a simple way to get his artwork online, and ended up going with a WordPress powered site, plus the plugin FAlbum to generate the online gallery from my dad’s Flickr account. Our next step will be selecting an appropriate theme/template to make it look oh-so-sweet.
If you know any artists looking for a scalable, expandable website solution, consider WordPress. Tons of themes, plugin support, etc. (And of course, WordPress is also good for band sites — I played around with DAY26 and Donnie J for kicks, which look pretty decent.) Fun stuff.
If you get a chance, check out my dad’s artwork, and see what you think. Know any art buyers? 🙂]]>