I’ve heard and discovered several things over the past couple of days. One, is that most artists use black as a background for their paintings when they display their work on their websites. I think it really does make the paintings pop more, so I changed my main painting page (the one that shows my complete list of paintings at the moment) to have a black background for the pictures of the paintings. See below.
I’ve also been hearing that framing is not the norm when it comes to selling art because people want the frames to match their decor, plus it keeps down the cost. Unless I’m showing one of my pieces in a gallery, I think I’ll stop framing and lower the prices.