Receiving positive feedback and comments overrides any financial remuneration .
Even negative, but constructive feedback is helpful, so I can learn more from those opinions.
Problem with ‘art’ is that it’s so subjective.
Have sold a good few large prints of some images, which, some people that I know dislike them, but that’s OK. One friend of mine says my highly coloured abstract images “…make his eyes go funny…!” Others buy my colour abstract cards, not to send, but to put in a frame, as they are too good to send out !
( Even my dentist has one of my abstracts in his waiting room to calm his patients before he drills them…)
But when people rave about a piece of my work , and even re-order time and time again, it’s not the money, it is that I have been so lucky to find something to inspire another person.