EBSQ Facebook Artist of the Week: Carol DeMumbrum

Who and where are you?

Hi, I am Carol DeMumbrum. I paint subjects that both stop me visually and touch me emotionally. I am blessed to live on the same farm I grew up on, right outside of Nashville, Tennessee. If I have not had a paintbrush or pencil in my hand, the day does not feel complete and I am not a happy girl.

How were you introduced to Facebook?

From the social aspect at first, to keep in touch with family and friends. Now, through my business page I am able to get to know my facebook fans, and they get to know me and what is going on in and outside my studio.

Any tips for other artists starting a Facebook Page?

• Post regularly to keep your fans up to date with your work as well as a little about you.

• Have a giveaway through your blog for new facebook fans.

• Interact by asking questions — question poll feature is a great tool.

• Link your work with sites where they can purchase.

• Don’t forget to share upcoming shows, paintings that have sold as well as older paintings.

• Share links that might help other artists.

What’s your favorite Facebook Page feature?

I love the photo album feature, you can create an album and continue to add to it and it puts the latest photo at the top of your page. This feature is great to use for available paintings, sold paintings and any other photos you would like to group together.

Example: Photo album of the critters that taunt my dog outside my studio—a fan favorite.

What’s coming next from your studio?

Lots of plein air paintings. I belong to a local group of plein air artists called the Chestnut Group, a nonprofit alliance of landscape artists and friends dedicated to the conservation & preservation of vanishing landscapes in Middle Tennessee.
I am also planning a series of bovine paintings with a bit of a Nashville flair. Thanks for stopping a minute to read a little about me! I would love to get to know you! I hope you will visit and like my facebook page, and learn more about what is going on inside and outside my studio.

Carol DeMumbrum on Facebook

http://caroldemumbrum.ebsqart.com/

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EBSQ Blogger of the Week: Carol DeMumbrum

When I think of November my mind wanders to Autumn Leaves, Thanksgiving, the richness of Nature and family. I decided it was only natural to let these thoughts and feelings spread to this month’s EBSQ Bloggers of the Week. This week’s artist is another landscape painter, who’s soft brush strokes sing Nature’s beauty.

Carol Demumbrum

Who and where are you?

Hi, my name is Carol DeMumbrum and you can find me painting in my hometown in Tennessee. The subjects I paint are things that touch me emotionally, from the sparkle of the sun on a mountainside to a sweet puppy’s face. Lately my medium of choice is oil, but I have worked with many others. Some of my work is currently featured in Laurel Leaf Gallery in historic Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. ( A dream come true! )
Westward Grazing
How did I get started blogging?

I began painting regularly  and wanted to share my work with others. After being inspired by other artist’s incredible blogs and discovering the ease of creating one myself, I was hooked. Allison Stanfield’s book, I’d rather be in the Studio was a wonderful resource in the process of creating and marketing my blog and continues to be today.
Fall Colors
Any tips for other EBSQ art bloggers?

Keep on blogging!!! (This should be a bumper sticker.) There is a  wealth of information and knowledge out in the blogosphere. Blogging has been a constant source of encouragement and inspiration for me!
I have made so many friends and I love starting the day checking what is on everyone’s easel.
Birds of a Feather
What’s your musical inspiration of choice when you are working in your studio?

I usually listen to music that fits my mood, or music to make me paint faster. (Keeps me from getting too caught up in the details.) Some of my favorites are Train, Sarah Baralis and Jason Derulo. I am often inspired while painting by listening to Artist Helping Artists blog talk radio show or a Bible Study.
Sedona Sparkle
What’s coming next from my easel?

Right now on my easel I have 3 paintings: a dog commission, a Tennessee hound dog looking out the back of a car (great shot I took from my car), and an equestrian painting. I am often drawn to a subject and start on it before I finish the one I am working on. I am planning on working on larger pieces and approaching more galleries in the near future.
I look forward to see where God leads me next on this wonderful journey!
I hope you will visit my blog!! Leave a comment so I can visit yours. 🙂

Thank you Carol for being an EBSQ Blogger of the Week!

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