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fiannah
09-16-2008, 10:30 AM
Hello all
I have a question I need some advice on. I was contacted by a set designer for a new TV show this fall and they would like a painting of mine i put on ebay that is 5"x7" for thier set, BUT they need it 18"x24" and they need it by Friday. I havent really worked in Pastel in that size, so I was wondering if anyone can give me ballpark figures on how much to charge. Here is the painting they would like me to do ... obviously detail will be more involved in a much bigger size. http://cgi.ebay.com/American-Flag-on-beach-hurricane-Ike-fund-raiser-pastel_W0QQitemZ350097936599QQihZ022QQcategoryZ60437QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262QQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

Thanks for any advice. Thanks!

Tressa
09-16-2008, 02:11 PM
Hi Joni, I price by square inch. For example : if you priced $1.00 per sq in, multiply 18x24 to get your price of $432.00. I would suggest checking out comparable pricing in your area, or artists who's work is similar in style to you, and using basis of previous sold works..

fiannah
09-16-2008, 03:17 PM
Thanks Tressa, thats a big help :)

artist_pw
09-17-2008, 09:59 PM
Hi:

Congrats on this too - it sounds like a great contact and I hope more comes from it! :)

Wrichards
09-17-2008, 10:33 PM
something you might ask them to do or you can do it yourself if you ask they might pay a bit more. is to have a digital print made of it in those dimentions and add it to thier request. The reason I suggest this is a pastel is kinda fragile. It might be nice to have a "backup" in the topsy tervy world of tv set dressing :)

anyway great job, when it airs plz post when :)

BruceF
09-17-2008, 10:40 PM
In addition to getting paid, you might want to ask about being included in the credits or information and a link to your website from the show's website.

fiannah
09-18-2008, 06:59 PM
Thanks for all the advice. The painting isnt going to be in a "regular" scene unfortunately, so will be seen likely only once, but the studio is going to send me photos of the painting on set for use in my own promotions. Likely wont be till wiinter when the show coomes on, it is The Beast on A&E staring Patrick Swayze.

artist_pw
09-18-2008, 07:26 PM
Hi:

I tried to see if you listed your painting with the 4wc on it - I've told a bunch of people how to look for that to find wetcanvas artists on ebay. I don't know if you can modify it for that, but you may want to keep that in mind if you add other work on ebay.

fiannah
09-18-2008, 07:49 PM
Hi:

I tried to see if you listed your painting with the 4wc on it - I've told a bunch of people how to look for that to find wetcanvas artists on ebay. I don't know if you can modify it for that, but you may want to keep that in mind if you add other work on ebay.

Ages ago i used 4WC in listins but i haadnt thought about that in awhile, maybe i'll go back to adding that. Here is the painting shhe saw
http://cgi.ebay.com/American-Flag-on-beach-hurricane-Ike-fund-raiser-pastel_W0QQitemZ350097936599QQihZ022QQcategoryZ60437QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262
and here is the larger version
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Sep-2008/46083-beachflag_smaller.jpg

Muffin_4377
09-18-2008, 08:57 PM
WOOHOO joni....I had heard you were doing a cool commission....didn't realize I could possibly see it on TV....AWESOME GIRL!!

Piece looks fantastic...loved the frayed edges.