Selling Clever Art
This article by Kathleen Conroy called "Blog Art" from yesterday's USA Weekend had great illustrations in print. The "Loquacious Pliers" by J. Matt Miller posted Jan 29, 2007 (scroll way down the site-it's near the bottom), is quite witty and has been sold already, though prints are available to buy. I like his still lifes of tools and vegetables, less so the flowers. Apparently using one's blog to sell paintings direct to the public is indeed the way to go. Conroy quotes Miller:
He prefers to paint objects with human characteristics, like the whimsical pliers above. Miller isn't surprised by the popularity of blog art. "In this age of computers, machines and mass production, the appeal of original, one-of-a-kind artwork is growing phenomenally," he says.