View Full Version : Wish Me Luck!

05-07-2003, 07:58 PM
Tomorrow morning I have someone coming to view my portfolios for something to hang in their reflexology room. She has been waiting patiently for a while now but I didn't want to appear unconfident and therefore chose to sort out my prices properly first.
After much hard concentration and the help of a few people from friends to other artists I am finally comfortable with the outcome and ready to sell. I have told her my "bracket" and she is still interested. :D
It's absolutely nerve wracking! LOL! I know she likes my work 'cos she has visited my website but pricing has been a real headache for me, as I know it is for others here, and I am just hoping that I've got it right!:rolleyes:

Fingers crossed!

I also got confirmation of a sale tonight. I have been asked to hold it for her while she finishes building her new home (almost done now!)....She is a good friend and very trustworthy, so I agreed. It's one of the very first paintings I did called Light in the Dark.
Nice feeling! :D

Little Old Lady
05-07-2003, 08:00 PM
Got my fingers crossed for you. Good luck!

Alan Cross
05-07-2003, 08:08 PM
Good job and good luck tommorow!!
Alan :)

Strawberry Wine
05-07-2003, 08:11 PM
Congrats on the sale and good luck tomorrow.


05-07-2003, 08:20 PM
How exciting! Good luck and I hope this is the start of great things!


05-07-2003, 08:28 PM
I'm so excited for you Nitsa....good luck tomorrow. I looked at your website, it's great!! I love your paintings, can't believe you've only been painting since Jan. I've been at it for a year now, no where near as good as your stuff yet. But your success gives me encouragement!! Let us know how it goes!!

patti:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

05-07-2003, 09:51 PM
Good luck - your paintings are great and I am sure they will find something to buy.

05-07-2003, 10:35 PM
Best of luck tomorrow... and congrats...:clap:

05-07-2003, 10:42 PM
Congratulations, good luck tomorrow.
I too checked out your website and have always loved your work. You should have no problem selling anything!

05-07-2003, 10:54 PM
Crossed my fingers & said a prayer! I hope you have a profitable day tomorrow!

05-07-2003, 11:42 PM


05-07-2003, 11:55 PM
Congrats and Good Luck... fingers and toes x'd

05-08-2003, 12:35 AM
Good luck to you!!!

05-08-2003, 01:30 AM
Congratulations and good luck!

05-08-2003, 02:12 AM
I just returned from your website and your work is outstanding!
Good luck tomorrow though I doubt that you need any luck at all with your talent.

05-08-2003, 04:42 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: A sale in prospect! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Good luck with the viewing Anita.


Kate Mc
05-08-2003, 05:46 AM
You go girl!!


05-08-2003, 06:47 AM
WOW.....encouragement or what? LOL!.....Thank you so much, I appreciate it.....especially those toes Marvin! LOL!

The viewing went well, we managed to narrow her choices down to 4. She is currently decorating and asked if she could take sizes of the 4 with her to help her decide which one she will have and where it will go.
So, no sale as yet but good prospects it would seem.....I am remaining hopeful! :)
We shall see!.....I'll keep you all updated of course....Thanx again!

05-08-2003, 07:02 AM
Ooooh, almost forgot.........

I have also just been commissioned, by the same friend that has purchased "light in the dark" to paint a dual portrait of her husband and her stepson Karl, who was killed in a road accident. I agreed to "have a go" and she will be sorting out the photos shortly.
As you can imagine, this will be a challenging commission for me, so I made no promises (only having painted 3/4 portraits), just that I would give it a shot as long as she was in no immediate hurry.
She agreed!

I have also been asked to supply some paintings, in my local framing shop, for sale. He seems very keen to make a small gallery of them in the shop somewhere.
I have decided to take him up on his offer and am currently gathering a few pieces together to take.

Should I adjust my prices to cover for the commission or sell them at their current price and suffer the commission loss?
You advice would really be valuable to me....TY!

05-08-2003, 09:07 AM
Congratulations on becoming a PROFESSIONAL ARTIST!!!!!

05-08-2003, 09:11 AM
Good Luck !!!!

05-08-2003, 09:37 AM
Hey, so happy for you Nitsa. This sounds like a big step forward for your artwork and such confirmation is always a nice thing. CONGRATS and good luck with the sale.


05-08-2003, 11:39 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-May-2003/10305-080402gudl_prv.gif, cross my fingers for you!!

05-08-2003, 12:11 PM
Congartulatyions Anita, and good luck!!!

05-08-2003, 01:17 PM
wish you all the best of luck!

05-08-2003, 06:16 PM
TY Uschi..."Professional Artist"....Mmmmmm, I rather like that! LOL!

Thanx Sandy, JTI, pl_kpprt, els and Gia!

A new bookshop come art gallery has just opened on our high street and I popped in there this evening. The owner is a very nice woman and we got chatting, when I mentioned that I paint she asked if I would like to sell some in her shop.....I agreed of course!
I can't believe how quickly this is moving now, so sudden, so soon. I checked out the prices while I was there of other original watercolours and I am still comfy with my prices, so I am glad about that. My work is also very different to anything she currently has for sale (mostly landscapes) and she is getting requests for more modern pieces....so this may be MY gap in the market?....I'll need to get framing now! :D

I have also recieved a sale from Canada today on a small piece I did a while ago....so I shall be looking into postage and packaging.....Any tips?

05-08-2003, 06:32 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Many congratulations Anita!

I've used cardboard backed envelopes and packaged in plastic and they reached US no problems. Also used tubes again with no trouble. No idea about insurance etc. though.


05-08-2003, 06:36 PM

05-09-2003, 08:56 AM
Thanx Iris! ;)

Ruth....TY for the tips! How do you go about payment?....Being a whole other currency this has proved another complication for me and I'm not sure what to suggest to my client.....Appreciate your advice/experience with this matter!

05-09-2003, 09:30 AM
Anita payment is another matter! I've only ever sent paintings to US as freebies. I think Paypal is the best option, but I've not looked into it too deeply. Must put aside time for research into Ebay and Paypal :rolleyes:


05-09-2003, 11:18 AM
Awesome news!

05-09-2003, 06:45 PM
paypal is a complete mystery to me, as is ebay! LOL! Thanx anyway Ruth! ;)

TY Karen! :)

05-09-2003, 06:50 PM
PAYPAL is the easiest and fastest way to receive international payments for sure http://www.paypal.com

there is also a Money Order website for international payments that I ahve used at http://www.payingfast.com

Good luck

05-09-2003, 07:01 PM

I would definitely say paypal, because it's free to set up and the person in Canada can transfer straight from their bank or credit card to your bank account, and Paypal takes care of all of the exchange-rate information... Good luck with future sales!!! :D