David, I respect your work and don’t mean to be argumentative. Could you explain why you keep questioning the online selling of small works unframed, given that 1.) you do not sell on DPW yourself, 2.) you don’t appear to show work framed on a website or blog of your own, and 3.) you did not respond to my earlier post asking you to elaborate on how you do things? I am interested in your opinion and experience with selling framed works online. I have offered frames a couple of times, and the DPW buyers did not want them.
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Probably because photographing a frame to its best advantage, with the painting inside, is a lot more difficult than shooting or scanning the art alone. Also, when selling a large volume of small works, framing all of them would be a significant speculative expense. Not having to frame everything in order to show it is one of the advantages of selling online. It can also be an advantage for sellers, who can choose whether and how much to spend on a frame and also defer that part of the cost.
Do you sell many paintings online, and are they always framed? If so, how do you do it?