Haven't posted on here for a while so here is another go.
I sell most of my paintings 'online' at the moment. Some on dedicated Artist's Websites like Saatchionline, Artfinder and Artillery.co uk and also on Ebay.
Prices range between about £700.00 and 99pence and I can't really say that iv'e discovered the secret of marketing my work in the most productive manner.
One thing of interest however and, something of a revelation to me, is the power of the 'mailing list'.
I have been selling on the Art Sites mentioned above for a couple of years now. Saatchi and ArtGallery have sold a handful of paintings but Artfinder (over the same time) has sold over 90. The same paintings are on each Site.
Artfinder gives its Artists a "management' page where you can view the number of daily visitors to your 'gallery'. Mine was averaging about thirty or forty a day. Sometimes less, sometimes a hundred.
One day I had an email (presumably sent to all their 8000 artists) asking if I would like to be promoted (no charge, just had to meet some criteria). The result was simply (as far as I could see) one email, on one day with a link to my work sent to the people on the Artfinder Mailing List (perhaps there was some other promotion but I couldn't find it). The result. Page visits went from thirty or forty a day to, at its peak, seven and a half thousand a day. Yes, seven and a half thousand which resulted in the sale of some twenty paintings.
So I am a convert to the benefits of the 'Mailing List' and, I think this gives something of a example of the power in such devices.
Some recent paintings: