Ceredigion Art Trail summer exhibition 2017 Old College Aberystwyth

The Artist in the Market Place

Blogging selling online art

Painting small and often is one aspect of being an artist. Almost equally as important, is selling artwork. Today we have the opportunity for blogging selling online art.  We can join like-minded people, who can support each other as artists.  There are thousands of artists painting often, and posting to blogs. Potentially there is a hugely supportive community at our fingertips. You can avoid the middleman – most galleries charge 50% commission. While they do a lot (including paying rent), the internet presents us with an opportunity to sell direct. There are costs with selling online, but they are much lower than 50%. There’s no gatekeeper to get past. Anyone can show their work. But with galleries etc, we have to do convince anyone to let us show our work. Artists often struggle to put a price tag to their work. With auctions, you choose the starting price. The market determines the rest. Reach out to a global market. Galleries, art fairs, festivals etc. rely on footfall and word of mouth. With an online store, your market is anyone with access to the internet. Exposure at first may be slow. Keep at it and continue to improve. You’ll get noticed. When you start posting to a blog or website, people start to notice. Usually, this takes a while. So be ready to endure. You’ll encounter new opportunities. When you put yourself out there, you run the risk of being asked to demo or teach even. After a few years of daily painting, you may well be ready. Related articles 
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