How to Buy & Sell Art on Ebay

Views 3 Likes Comments Comment
Like if this guide is helpful
a painted round the edges, ready-to-hang canvas
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page
a painted round the edges, ready-to-hang canvas

Buying Art on Ebay

Buying art on ebay is easy

as long as you remember  a few simple rules ...
* Buy it if you like it.
*Don't buy art just because it's by a famous artist & you think you ought to like it. Don't buy famous and expensive art if you don't like it. You may regret it.
* Do support & buy from  "Self-Representing" Artists on Ebay ~ they may be famous one day!  (even the famous artists had to start somewhere)
* Don't be put off by what you might consider a "cheap" starting price ~ it doesn't mean the art is cheap & no good ~ same goes for a high starting price : it doesn't mean the art is "good" art just because it's expensive. Go with your gut feeling ~ like it, buy it ! 
* Please remember to leave feedback for the artist, if you are happy with your purchase. It's very important for the artist to be able to build up a good selling reputation on Ebay, to help with future sales.


artwork on the "wrong side" of the canvas
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page
artwork on the "wrong side" of the canvas

Selling Art on Ebay

When it comes to SELLING Art on Ebay, that may prove to be a little more difficult ...

Make sure to ...
* Photograph your artwork as well as you can using a quality camera.
* Take photos from different angles if need be, to give a true representation of the work. (see my photo above).
* Make it absolutely clear as to whether the artwork is framed or UNFRAMED & remember it is much easier to send a mounted, but un-framed painting, through the post.  (and cheaper).
* Check that you've listed it in the right category.
*  State the artwork's size/dimensions ~ height : length : depth & medium. 
* Let the potential buyer know if it is signed & dated  (on the front or back) if it's not visible in your photograph.
* Point out that the colours in your photo may be slightly different on your buyers screen, due to monitor settings.
* Make sure you've attached the means to hang the artwork on the back (if it's a ready-to-hang canvas) & include your own contact details label on the back too.
* You could include a printed sheet of other artworks you may have for sale on Ebay at the time, inside your parcel.
* A letter of thanks & appreciation to your customer, inside the parcel, is always nice.
* DO make sure to wrap & package your artwork very securely. You want it to arrive in the condition you posted it in. Post it as soon as you can.
* And most importantly, ENJOY your Ebay experience !


" Two Cats on a Wall " ~ oil on canvas
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page
" Two Cats on a Wall " ~ oil on canvas

Feedback from my previous sales

" My 2nd piece from this artist, fabulous painting, well packaged, arrived fast!" Buyer:  chriscloudcuckooland007 

  surreal, quirky oil painting, on canvas (Unframed) "Two Cats on a Wall" 20x20cm (#251953418457)
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page

" Fabulous painting, very well parcelled and a very quick delivery."
Buyer:  nic-hni-r4bwwq 

  small oil painting on hardboard 30.5 cm x 40.5 cm mounted but UNFRAMED (#251815888055)
using the back of the canvas to make art on
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page
using the back of the canvas to make art on

" Delighted with picture, beautifully wrapped, very quick delivery. Many thanks. "
Buyer:  blue-rainbow  

  original Quirky oil painting Staffordshire Cats in canvas box (unframed) 30x24cm (#251965394505)
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page

" Wow! Amazing artist. Love all her work. Can't fault anything at all!!!" Buyer:  sara-txrimv 

  small oil painting on canvas "Little Big Ted" UNFRAMED ready-to-hang 20x20cm (#251962094135)
ready-to-hang canvas
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page
ready-to-hang canvas

" just what i like,different and quirky,thanks "
Buyer:  spannerfacetracey 

  Original Artwork small surreal oil painting "Exquisite Corpses" 8 inch sq canvas (#251728338810)
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page

" A1 service! Delighted with item." Buyer:  white547 

  Original Artwork. Oil painting. small oil on canvas 8 x 8 inches square (#251728376012)
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page

A beautiful painting, top drawer original art at an amazing low price."
Buyer:  polly8122

Original Artwork Oil on canvas "Lavender Field" painting by J.Riley 30cm x 40cm (#251732242600)
A beautiful painting, top drawer original art at an amazing low price. Buyer: 
polly8122  350Teal star icon for Feedback score between 100 to 499) 
During past year

Original Artwork Oil on canvas "Lavender Field" painting by J.Riley 30cm x 40cm (#251732242600)
A beautiful painting, top drawer original art at an amazing low price. Buyer: 
polly8122  350Teal star icon for Feedback score between 100 to 499) 
During past year

Original Artwork Oil on canvas "Lavender Field" painting by J.Riley 30cm x 40cm (#251732242600)
A beautiful painting, top drawer original art at an amazing low price. Buyer: 
polly8122  350Teal star icon for Feedback score between 100 to 499) 
During past year

Original Artwork Oil on canvas "Lavender Field" painting by J.Riley 30cm x 40cm (#251732242600)
A beautiful painting, top drawer original art at an amazing low price. Buyer: 
polly8122  350Teal star icon for Feedback score between 100 to 499) 
During past year

Original Artwork Oil on canvas "Lavender Field" painting by J.Riley 30cm x 40cm (#251732242600)
A beautiful painting, top drawer original art at an amazing low price. Buyer: 
polly8122  350Teal star icon for Feedback score between 100 to 499) 
During past year

Original Artwork Oil on canvas "Lavender Field" painting by J.Riley 30cm x 40cm (#251732242600)
A beautiful painting, top drawer original art at an amazing low price. Buyer: 
polly8122  350Teal star icon for Feedback score between 100 to 499) 
During past year

Original Artwork Oil on canvas "Lavender Field" painting by J.Riley 30cm x 40cm (#251732242600)
4 small canvases inside 1 larger one
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page
4 small canvases inside 1 larger one

Lovely paintings, well wrapped and fast delivery. Thanks so much."
Buyer :  peakuk


Original Artwork box canvas small flower paintings Warhol style Acrylic 30cm sq. (#251868080971)
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page
this one was shipped to Spain ...

nice art piece, and extremely careful shipping "
Buyer: wonderlbilbo

Original paper collage artwork on "wrong side" of canvas UNFRAMED 35.5 x 25.5 cm (#251954542049)

Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page

Lovely painting , very pleased  "

Buyer :  sidinish
 

Original artwork * acrylic on board * painting "City Scape II" UNFRAMED 40x30cm (#251971203568)

Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page

Really great painting, packaged well and sent very quickly. Very happy x "
Buyer : richie1691


small oil on canvas painting "Two Birds on a Wall" UNFRAMED ready-to-hang (#251985459846)
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page

Lovely - very fast, very securely packed! Thank you very much! "
Buyer:  singingedwina

"After The Dance" small 'restored' quirky Surreal oil painting mounted UNFRAMED (#251954582142)
Have something to share, create your own guide... Write a guide
Explore more guides