Karen, I completely agree.
I have only had good experience with Daily Paintworks. Again my buyers have all been lovely. I think buyers from Daily Paintworks know what the expectations are - probably most of them are aspiring artists themselves - and if it is only other artists buying the work, that’s fine by me.
I think people have to decide for themselves what their expectations are.
Personally I have seen Daily Paintworks as a spring board to get me started. It’s a great way to see for yourself what people are interested in buying. If people are not interested in a painting for one reason or another, that’s a leaning curve in itself.
I’m always interested to see what gets the most views and what doesn’t. Sometimes it can be a big surprise to see what people like to look at.
Speaking for myself, my expectations are:
I wouldn’t expect to sell anything I wouldn’t be prepared to hang on my own wall at home.
I wouldn’t sell a painting for anything less than I’d be happy to accept. I’d frankly far rather give a painting away as a gift than sell it for less than I feel it’s worth. Giving painting as gifts is a great way to get rid of inventory, it’s personal and it saves you having to buy something! Plus you have learned something in the process.
I use Daily Paintworks as a learning experience and a way to grow.
If something isn’t working, I try something different.
At the end of the day, Daily Paintworks is designed for selling small daily paintings and I try to keep that in mind.