Do I really need a portfolio site?

As someone observed a while ago, everybody’s shoelace has a website these days.  Does an artist really need a website? One which contains their paintings and allows viewers to see how they were created or maybe even buy one? Websites are becoming just a kind of background reference thing. But almost everyone does seem to have one.  Creating a useful and intuitive Portfolio site using WordPress is much more difficult than I imagined.  My art-writing site, a “standard” WordPress theme, is so much easier to manage than this, a paid theme (“Qua”) which I chose for its supposed display abilities and ease of management.

QUA

Apart from the fact that the images do not reproduce in clear high quality colour  it has been so difficult to manage the construction of the site. The limitations of this theme, which are not made clear in the demo. It will take a lot more work to get this site anything like up the standard I hoped for.  Apologies.

Here’s what it claims:

Change background and header images, add a logo, favicon, tweak color, create custom menus, pick custom fonts and add widgets.

How do you change font size in the Header area? It’s far too small. Maybe you can do it by going into the html code, but if you’ve never done this before, how do you do it?  Things like that.

Anyway, will keep on trying.  Would rather be painting though.

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