there is an intriguing business model to be admired in this short piece in the Guardian. Artist Julian Merrow-Smith paints a postcard (oil on gesso card) every day, which takes him about three hours, and puts it up for auction on his blog, selling for hundreds of dollars.
I guess it helps a lot that he happens to be located in Provence: Postcards from Provence. But hey, Postcards from Oxford has a ring to it, too, doesn't it ? I could paint piles of dusty books, crumpled up gowns, and the odd spire dreaming in the mist ... now where did I put those paintbrushs ?