I'm conducting a poll to see what drives you to do what you do. Do you try and figure out the market and paint or create accordingly? Or do you just do whatever inspires you and hope that you find a market for it. Or I guess some people just create and don't give marketing a thought.
I have tried to figure out what is popular at the moment, but am not always inspired to paint what it seems everyone wants. When I paint "popular" pieces they don't sell as well as pieces that truly inspired me. On the other hand, things I thought were masterpieces were complete failures.
Have you had the same experience?