Thursday, August 23, 2007

Evening - SOLD

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Size: 24" x 36" x 1.5"

August marks my one year anniversary of painting and listing art on eBay auctions! It seems more like a few months. To summarize the year: I am selling about half of my listings within 1-2 weeks on eBay auctions. That's about average, according to eBay statistics. To conserve space and funds, I paint over many of the pieces that are not purchased during that time period. The others are moved to the more expensive Yessy gallery site. So why not bypass eBay and go straight to Yessy? Because eBay has the traffic and an abundance of serious buyers. Over the year, the average selling price for my pieces has risen by about 65%, and are more likely to sell. I also confirmed that the larger the piece, the better for eBay shoppers and that abstracts do the better than other styles for me.

I may experiment with painting on large, rolled canvases soon. Some artists do this successfully on eBay, leaving the framing to the the buyer, who saves considerably on shipping but must still pay for framing. I rather imagine that buyers would prefer buying something that does not need to be framed and may only opt for the other when the artist is known, or they really must have a giant piece. But it is worth looking into. The largest pre-stretched canvases I use are 36 x 36 x 1.5 or 30 x 40 x 1.5. Even with my UPS discount these are expensive to ship and heavy and difficult to wield about while painting.

This week, rather than including a Useful Link, I am listing 2 paintings. Please scroll down to the previous post for Retro Fruit. It will be fun to see what changes take place in the coming year. Happy Anniversary!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Retro Fruit Still Life - SOLD

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Size: 24" x 24" 1.5"

Painting #2 of 2 for this week.