In the past I have had tried several online forums for selling my art, from having my own online store, to Etsy, to Fine Arts America, and Ebay. Ebay was not only the easiest for me but also the most successful. One thing I found though is you have to be consistent. Posting a painting ever few months might work ok, but having a work or two constantly up, and another set to go when one closes seems to help a lot. That way people who like your work can follow you and see new works.
I have an online friend who I met because she was also selling her art on ebay. She was been much better at being consistent and when a work of hers goes up the bidding wars begin. I was lucky enough to get a few of her paintings before the rest of the world knew about her. Her name is Kim Keek and we had some of her paintings in Brazen Arts Gallery last year.
I have decided to commit to three months of ebay art listings starting at $1 each. On top of that every time an artworks bids go over $20 I will list an additional work starting at one buck. I will do my best to list at least one thing a week. I will be listing things that will ship in the smaller USPS flat rate boxes or envelopes to keep the postage costs down as well, so shipping will be only $6. Included in what I will be selling will be sketches, 5×7 watercolors, tiny canvas paintings and some trading card paintings. I love the idea of art being affordable and being able to offer something at every price level.
I will try to put up the listings on my facebook page as well as here but if you don’t want to miss any you should follow me on ebay. My ID is katinkabelleart.