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Painting [Feb. 23rd, 2003|02:25 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Let me see - I've been doing a bunch of online stuff, commissions, etc. Now I'm working on a big (well, 14"x18") original painting that I will probably put on eBay as my EBSQ+ offering (ie, instead of starting at a penny I'll have to start it at $100 minimum bid, so I'd better make it large, hehe). It's kind of strange though, even when I start the bidding at $100 my auctions often don't end as high as my penny auctions (that and the increased listing fees make me slow to every list EBSQ+ auctions). I've also noticed that the size of the painting rarely proportional to ending bid price. Quite different from the rest of the art world. I've got the webcam up and pointed at my new painting while I work =)

In other news, Quan-Yin just ate a bunch of ribbon off of a balloon. Usually, it's Azrael who eats the ribbons. It's days like these that make me think my babies aren't as smart as I think they are. Matt will probably be finding ribbons in the litter box. Eww.

From: (Anonymous)
2003-02-25 08:27 am (UTC)

Ebay vs. the Other World

I've noticed the bizarre non-relationship b/t painting size and bidding as well. Why do you think that is? I've been wondering about that for some time. My only guess is that the visuals aren't the same buying something on line vs. buying it in a gallery. When they're all hung on a wall next to each other, you get a good sense of the size and (therefore) comparative value of differently sized paintings. But on ebay, the picture display is always the same size, so you're really bidding on the image itself much more than the overall effect post-framing.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-02-25 08:57 am (UTC)

Re: Ebay vs. the Other World

You are probably right - I've browsed art on eBay a lot, and I often get surprised when I see a piece (assuming it is larger) and then see that it is 4"x6", lol. One phenomenon I've encountered is that a lot of people cannot visualize how big something is when read in inches. I get a lot of email asking "How big is 8"x10"?". Hehe, I'm always tempted to say something snide of course like "It's eight inches by ten inches". But - I generally say something along the lines of "It's a little bit smaller than a piece of notebook paper."
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