A Painting a Day
"Caples Lake" 8x10in, oil on panel
I just read an article in USA today about the phenomenon of artists selling paintings directly to the public through their blogs. Of course, the article featured Duane Keiser, who is usually credited for being the first to create a blog that featured a small painting every day. But other artists have followed his model of blogging daily and selling the small paintings on ebay.
There are other benefits to the artists who sell paintings this way, not the least is the discipline to actually get into the studio every day. And the article also mentioned the connection that is made between the artist and the public when artists sell directly rather than through galleries. I certainly have really enjoyed meeting the people who buy my paintings; it's been one of the nicest parts of selling at art fairs this summer. But the irony of this article for me is that while very small paintings are more afordable, the question I'm most often asked is "do you paint larger paintings?" because most of mine are on the small side.