Sorry, couldn't think of a more flambouyant, sp?, title for the thread but that is what it is about
: what to charge.
I want to be a professional artist. I like doing stuff my way and don't play well with others so work in regular terms has been unsuccessful. People seem to like my stuff. I am encouraged. Might change tomorrow but right now I feel good about painting.
The lady next door wants me to paint a landscape of her property. She wants it large to hang over a sofa. I only did one landscape before...well, I am not sure what to charge.
There was a thread recently somewhere on WC, in oils or portraits I think, about a portrait artist. I looked at her web page and she gets $4,000 starters FOR ONE PERSON in a portrait. I think that is...well, we won't say. I wouldn't pay $4,000 for a painting. I don't even know how you'd think of selling for that much. It is just a painting not a used car! At any rate, she, the lady who wants the landscape, said she'd give me $100.00 to start so I could get canvas and what not. Sounded good to me!! But what is the finish price?
I want to make good money but I also want my prices to be good enough to where a large number of people can afford it. Seems to me there are fewer people who can afford $4,000 paintings.