Thursday, December 1, 2011

Now, Comments Everywhere!

We have long allowed comments on the paintings submitted to the challenges. I love the comments because I see they have helped create connections between our artists and buyers.

So, to have more of a good thing, I have just rolled out the ability to comment on all paintings everywhere on the site.

Here's how it works:

The little gray box to the right of the artist's name under the thumbnail of their painting shows how many comments there are for that particular painting. To view or add comments, simply click the little box.

Alternatively, you can click on the painting to open it larger in the pop-up and then click on the "X Comments" link in orange to the right of the painting near the bottom.

When you do comment, the artist will receive an email with your comment.

The artist will not be able to reply by email, though. Instead, the artists will be able to reply by leaving follow up comments.

- David


  1. It just keeps getting better! Thanks for all you do.

  2. I was just thinking about this the other day David. What a great xmas gift! Thanks so much for adding this feature--super idea! I love how you are always scheming David! Cheers. :D

  3. Being on this site is a little like being in an art class while the other students are raising their hands to critique your work. Thanx for shaking things up...this site has become an artis's community for me, and I think many others.

  4. Dear Jim,

    I couldn't have hoped for anything better!

    - David

  5. Great!! Thanks for doing this. There have been several times I looked for a way to make comments on a painting, as others have also, I am sure. You must have read our minds. I think it will probably spark even more interest in the site. Another wonderful feature you've added.

  6. I see a lot of passion and truthfulness in every single step taken for the artists here, good luck for many more to come!

  7. Merry Christmas to all and I have another question/comment. David, what is the best way to respond to a comment made on an artist's painting? If you respond with a thank you in the comment box will the original "poster" be notified of it OR do you recommend going to their gallery and adding a thank you when you comment on one of their paintings? Just wondering how you see this working. It is always interesting to us to see which paintings generate comments from other artists. Thank you for adding this feature.

  8. Dear Nancy,

    There really isn't a sure-fire way to "send" a thank you comment.

    I do see many artists doing both - adding a thank you comment on the painting commented on and adding comments to the commenter's paintings.

    Commenting on other's paintings is always very welcomed.

    Take care,

    - David

    1. I love the comments! Thank you! It seems like it's not intuitive enough to click on "no comments" or "1 comment" in order to "Leave a Comment". Maybe it could say "Write a comment". Something self explanatory, rather then having people do the math.