The truth is that when I offer originals on eBay for that low of a starting bid, some of them sell for that amount. I've had people win originals for such a low price, and still try to bargain shipping with me. Clearly, by my devaluing my originals, I am teaching viewers to do the same. It's the self sabotaging virus.
Originals sold for less or the same price as a print? No bueno! The auction technique that worked so well when eBay was good is not working anymore. I stand corrected.
I am sorry but I upped the amount of the initial bid for all auctions that didn't have bids yet. My apologies if you are watching them with the intent to bid and might be disappointed. The initial bid is still a really good price, because those are originals, so I urge you to bid if you really like the image. Or..buy a print from me! :)
~ Thank you for understanding! ~
From now on, my intent will be to save my originals for the right venue/price. I will focus on affordable prints. I'm working out my prices right now, and already have a few orders a-waiting (thank you!).
Images intended for prints will be both new and old. Some images I've painted in the past and sold were very popular, yet I never offered prints as an alternative to those who bid and tried to get those paintings in the past! I will be doing that now...looking at my files and sharing those images, on my Facebook page. Meet me there? Prints will always be done on demand, so if you see an image and want a print, simply comment under the image, or PM the page, please.
By the way..the muse has began to look my way...getting back to painting has been good. My mojo is coming back, I think. Yay.