You know those commercials you see on television: For one weekend only, come to XYZ Hotel and buy fabulous paintings for $59 and under!
Has anyone of note gotten their start by painting pictures for these sales? Judging by their styles, I would guess that Public Television’s Bob “Happy trees and clouds” Ross and gallery owner Thomas “Too much detail is never enough as long as it looks misty” Kinkade may have begun this way. Don’t know for sure.
Also, I’ve never seen an ad in the paper saying, “Make big $$$! Be a Starving Artist!” How do those vendors procure the paintings in the first place?