I decided to paint a series of smaller, more affordable oils - still focussing on the representational work I prefer - but aiming for a broader market. Not that my price bracket is outrageous, but often people have less hesitation with a smaller purchase. If I price per square inch, it earns me roughly the same profit as a big painting anyway.
Big and nasty? No, you don't need to purchase one large piece and have a nasty Visa bill at the end of the month. Make it a joy to collect several small works and put them together in a grouping. The artists you support will definitely be cheerful and you'll have had the fun of hunting for just the right piece.