Should You Watermark Your Art? Why I Don't.
Though I don't write a lot on this blog these days, I have lasting traffic and content from artists who have found useful information in past entries, especially those pertaining to art business. I like that, although it sometimes feels a little funny to get questions from other artists who think that they are asking an "expert" - I'm really just a girl who's done a lot of research when it comes to art business and marketing. And having a web presence. Because everything I do on the web is DIY, I have learned by doing...and there's a lot of "what not to do" under my belt, believe me!
Recently I received an email from an artist who was asking my opinion on whether or not to watermark the pictures of her art that she posts online. It's a good question, and one I researched before deciding not to watermark my work. It's not a decision everyone may agree with, but in my circumstances, I don't believe watermarking is beneficial, and in fact I believe that were I to watermark my paintings, I would do so to my detriment.