First of all the important stuff: thank you so much for your support of brushstrokes to date. I amazed that fans keep joining and posting pictures for me to work on! You're all great to work with.
It's almost 6 months now since I launched and I've done many paintings in that time for many of you, covered many styles and built a large gallery to host paintings and make it possible to print them on professional papers and canvas over at inPictur.es
My plan, of course, is to do more - more paintings, more styles- and to do that I'm going to adjust the way I work with facebook fans a little.
The main change is that instead of uploading every single painting to the gallery, I'll only upload the very best. The very best are those where not only the original photo is good but of course where my artwork is of the highest possible standard.
But don't worry - nothing else changes: I'll still be painting all the photos you post and anyone who wants prints will still be able to request them.
Because some pictures at inPictures will be removed, I'm now offering all fans a discount voucher to use to buy prints/canvases with 15% discount. This will be valid until March 31st Midnight. If you've had a painting done and want a print, now is the time to get it!
My other plan is to start offering more abstract art as an option. To date most of my paintings have had quite a conservative, recognisable style of general appeal. But some of you ask for more abstract and adventurous work and I want to satisfy that request also. So when you post, expect to be asked what type of artwork you want. Let's push the boundaries of original art.
Finally, please continue to encourage your family and friends to become fans and post pictures - there are so many treasured photos out that that need releasing into the wild!
ps. Don't forget your voucher code to use anywhere at inPictures - Enter FBMar10
for help on using it see the FAQ