Every once in a while, I go on an ebay art selling binge. Then something happens, and I stop, so I've never been one to build a following. Now I haven't done it for 3 years, and since then, they've changed things and the buzz among my online artist friends is it ain't no good no more. But I did really well there, so thought I'd give it a whirl. This is the first piece I'm trying. I painted it, it's one of the first things I've done in acrylics, on gallery wrapped canvas.
It's 8 x10. I had it listed on Etsy for months, not a nibble. I lowed my price, not a nibble. So I pulled it from Etsy and put it on ebay with a listing price of $35.50, which is $10 less than I was asking on Etsy.
I like Etsy. I like the IDEA of Etsy very much. The forums are exceptional. But it doesn't seem very attuned to fine art, and that's a shame. I've left my handpulled prints and some portrait commission listings up and am keeping the shop open. In the future, I might try teeny tiny pieces, which I suspect will do better there.
I also have put up artwork for sale via my Facebook Art Page.
I have gotten some nibbles, but both wanted the piece for themselves, not as a gift, so have to wait til after Christmas, if it doesn't see before that.
So, for now, that's my 3 tries outside of my pet and childrens portraits website. I'll let you know how...or if...any of them work. By the way, I also put a pet portrait gift certificate up for bid. You can see them both: http://tinyurl.com/yhcmkag.