My name is Shannon Bauer. I was born in Michigan and now live right outside of Cincinnati, OH. I've always had an interest in art and loved to draw and paint as a child, but I took my first formal painting class when I was in college as an art major with a graphic design concentration. I've kept at it ever since. It seems to be the most effective way for me to clear my thoughts. (And now I just can't seem to stop...) Thanks for stopping by!
Sometimes I ask my 5-year-old for artistic criticism. He is usually overly nice. My real insight comes from asking him what I painted. Today he said, "Nice. I like the clouds, water, and grass..." So yes, there was too much green in my sand initially. I worked on it a little more until he could agree it was a beach.
We've had several overcast days here. At least it seems that way. And although I do like to see the sun, there's something nice about a gray day too. They are usually good days for being productive too. (Not that I am productive every time it's overcast... Ha!)
I've been thinking I should do more in the way of promoting my paintings. I haven't been doing much other than posting occasionally to Google+, which has helped, but I feel like I am behind on all the social media stuff. I was thinking I might try Instagram first. If anyone is interested in following me my username is sbauerart. I can currently count my followers on one hand, but if I get that number up I'd like to do giveaways and whatever else I can think of... to shamelessly promote myself...