Sunday, May 2, 2010

Taking a few weeks off from Ebay listings

Right now there's a lot on my plate - or should I say paintings on my easel - that I have to finish. Also I'd like to get EBay inventory back up before listing paintings again. Give me a couple weeks. 


  1. I'm new to your blog and saw the eBay comment. You sell on eBay? How is it? Have you tried Etsy? If so, how would you compare selling on eBay to selling on Etsy?

    I have noticed that Greydog's woodenware hairsticks go for quite a bit more on eBay than on Etsy. He sells them as auction on eBay, and sometimes I've seen them go for over $200! For a hairstick! Wow.

    Anyway, thank you for your time.

  2. Hello. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner but I was on Vacation.
    EBay - was a good experience. My sales were steady, though prices were low for the amount of time I put into the paintings. That said I felt (and my friends feel) that it took my painting up a few notches. I will be selling on Ebay again. My inventory ran out and I had a few other larger pieces that were a priority. Also, for some reason, gallery sales suddenly took off. A painting that sold for $25 on ebay all of sudden could sell in the gallery for a profit of $150.

    Etsy - I am on Etsy. I placed one painting with the intention of placing more. Problem is I had absolutely zero hits or inquiries on the Etsy painting so Etsy went on the back burner.

    Ebay was/is a positive experience. The discipline of getting two paintings a week out was great, and I met some incredibly supportive people as well as some great collectors. Of course i'd like my prices to go up and i think given time they will. The major drawback to EBay is that I was a very small fish in a large ocean.

    Hey thanks for your questions!


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Elmira, New York, United States
In many ways I think like a photographer. The image itself is becoming more and more important to me; the actual application of paint less and less. Blasphemy in some painterly circles. I choose to paint figures and portraits because I consider them the most difficult subject.