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PostHow much to charge?

by MartArt4You » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:43 pm

How should I work out how much to charge for my paintings? I am completely new to the industry and have no idea where to even begin.
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PostRe: How much to charge?

by Wendy » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:50 pm

Difficult one! My starting point is the cost of the materials used, size, time taken and work involved, and then my subjective interpretation of the potential appealability! But I guess at the end of the day, its as much as anyone wants to pay for a piece of artwork. Commissions are much easier because the buyer generally knows what they want and the limit of what they expect to pay for the finished work.
A major factor for me is to be realistic about what I would be happy to accept for any particular piece of work to leave my possession.
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PostRe: How much to charge?

by helennock » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:41 am

Totally agree with Wendy.
It's tempting to let go of work for far less than it's worth in the beginning. I did it.
As time goes on confidence builds about pricing.

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