Re: Has your art business cracked the "starving artist" myth?
I've not had too many flat out rude ppl, thankfully. one that I did get was really making a fuss over the price of one painting. 18x24 of a horse head, and if I say it myself, it was good. $400. she went off, "OH! for THAT??!" UH, yeah. she acted almost offended. by then, eh, pretty clear she ain't buying and I just asked her, "hmm, what do YOU make for a week's work?" she just shrugged and then left. I think she got my point but wasn't going to go back on her words. eh, no loss.
I have had plenty that seem interested but yet don't buy. I'm giong to offer linda's payment plan for a while, see what that gets me.
also branching out into other areas, (as per my artistic scruple thread) and make some smaller priced things that I find rather fun to do anyhow. such as doing small color studies, the size of a notecard. in fact, I bought this packet of little cards with a 'frame' front, you slip an aceo sized painting into a little plastic sleeve, into the 'frame'. comes with envelopes even. hobby lobby had them for a few bucks. I cut some w/c paper to do the work on, which is actually the color study for a 'real' painting. if it turns out, it makes a great card. if not, so what.
I have a few other ideas I'm going to work on, as well. nothing gallery-worthy, but if it pays the bills, with art, I'm game.
Last edited by chewie : 09-15-2012 at 07:10 PM.