This Post is by Clint Watson, former art gallery owner/salesperson/director and founder of FineArtViews.
Ran across this question in an art forum and it didn't make sense to me. The answer is simple: paint what inspires you.
It seemed like people were casting about for subject matter and/or style that would "sell." Let me share the collector's point of view....at least one collector's - I only want to buy your inspired work.
Here's the great thing about the 21st century: we have the Internet. You don't have to try to paint what the "market" wants. You simply paint what you
want and then find
the market. Sure your market might be small, but it's big enough.
Technology give you a way to market out in the long tail and find those buyers who want
what you're creating.
What do you paint? Whatever you want
......just make it great (I'm not asking to much am I?)
Software Craftsman and Art Fanatic