It's been quiet on this site lately. Everyone must be Christmas shopping (or holiday shopping, if you're politically correct).

I posted a question a while back - could any of the artists on this site make a living solely from the sales of paintings (without income from teaching, sales of videos, whatever), whether or not the spouse works to provide additional income, medical benefits and so on. No one responded, and I'm not sure what to make of that. Does that mean no one saw the question, or is the answer a resounding "No" and, for whatever reason, didn't want to say so?

Selling enough paintings to survive over the last five years has been quite a struggle, but I'm hoping it will get somewhat easier over time. Many of you dudes/dudettes are kind of like role models to me, artistically, anyway. Am I a total idiot for thinking someday I'll actually make a reasonable-to-good living in this racket?

Mark J