Try Before You Buy, Original Art
Welcome to "try before you buy" art. Artsicle is still in beta mode but it promised to be truly revolutionary to the way you purchase art for your home. All you have to do is pick your favorite painting from their website. You rent the piece for $50 a month and they'll ship it to you; you don't have to pick it up anywhere. If you decide you don't like it, just ship it back. They'll send you a new one if you like.
You can pick artwork based on medium (painting, photography, sculpture, other 2D pieces), size, or artist. With the artist's profile right at your fingertips, you can learn all about the person behind your piece and even pick an artist from your neck of the woods. A description of the piece accompanies each item page so you can learn more about what went into the work. Special touches include a value estimate and an image showing size in comparison to a person. You can also contact customer service if you decide you want to purchase the piece you tried.
Here's one of my current favorites available: Territories 3 by Ramon Urenia.