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Mel

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on: October 16, 2012, 03:45:51 AM
I made a painting and put it on my facebook when it was under progress half way finnished.
I got a interest for it and now i dont knew how much to charge.
It is  painted on special oil/acrylicpaper and now i have it glued on  board.
It measures 14" 36cm X 11,5" 31cm and it is in oil.
The color does not realy show in this picture.
Please any sugestions?
Mel
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Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 09:41:49 AM
Mel, you did a great job.   :yippee:  Nolan should be able to give you a ball park range for pricing.  Congrats to whoever buys it.  They will be getting a beautiful picture.


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Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 10:01:34 AM
 :thankyou:  so much! I have realy a hard time to say a price for everything i ever make, guess the most people have!
Mel
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Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012, 11:05:05 AM
You could try a search on Etsy to find a ballpark figure.
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Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 11:53:15 AM
Mel, Beautiful job on your painting. Someone will be very blessed. Info go on the forum scroll down where it says selling paintings. And look at the different posts to get an idea.
Nina  :flowers:
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Reply #5 on: October 16, 2012, 01:26:51 PM
 :thankyou:  girls! i will do that! :-)
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Reply #6 on: October 16, 2012, 03:30:15 PM
Never sell yourself short Mel. Once your painting is sold, it's gone for good. It's easy to 'give' art work for next to nothing, esp to relatives & friends.
Your flower is very nice by the way and, I'm not surprised someone wants to buy it. Compliments don't pay the bills so, sell wisely!  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #7 on: October 16, 2012, 11:53:07 PM
 :thankyou:  Tony! :-) Thats the problem  relatives and friends want it for free:-(.
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Reply #8 on: October 17, 2012, 12:02:56 AM
Do NOT give it for free, it you your time, your hard work, your canvas and your paint. If they really want it, they must pay for it!!
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see"


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Reply #9 on: October 17, 2012, 12:40:46 AM
:thankyou:  Tony! :-) Thats the problem  relatives and friends want it for free:-(.

Unfortunately, this seems always to be the case. Don't do it.
In my experience, people are happy to dish out lots of cash for booze, clothes, pampering sessions, take-aways and bargain hunting at 'outlet' stores yet, want art work for nothing! I politely tell them I only sell to people of culture and appreciation of the finer things in life!  ;D
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Reply #10 on: October 17, 2012, 12:59:27 AM
Tony you hit the nail!
If the artpiece costs what the cigarettes cost each month then they complain!
But putting the stinky thingie in the mouth can cost both money and health!
A piece of art will heal the inside and feel good it does to me!
Mel
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Reply #11 on: November 06, 2012, 04:40:34 PM
 
Trying to value a piece of amateur art is very hard because it is not in short supply.  Scan your picture and sell the print for $15-$30 and the original for the value of a certain number of prints.    If you can sell your prints with ease then never sell the originals. The big thing is to build up inventory; prints and originals. You should paint one hundred of those flowers and have a “flower sale” at a fair somewhere, in the spring.  My Aunt and I can make $60,000 in 21 days over a few fairs and convention shows selling her lame photography.  I believe you can do even better selling flower paintings.
 
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Reply #12 on: November 06, 2012, 09:57:59 PM
 :welcome:  thebryce.  I see this is your first post!  Tell us a little about yourself over on the site for newcomers - because we are  :nosey: !! (or maybe you already did, I haven't been there yet!!)   Do you paint - what medium?  As you can see, we love to share our work with each other in the gallery. 
 
You made some interesting points about selling copies, and also about saving up for a big sale at a fair or other places like that.  Something more to think about!  :clap:
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Reply #13 on: November 07, 2012, 04:40:22 AM
Mel, your rose painting is gorgeous!  It should bring you some good bucks, but how much is a good question.   

Have you checked out art shows in your area to see what paintings of this high caliber is bringing in for other artists?

Bryce,  :welcome: to Paintbasket.  That sounds like good advice.  Great to see a new member participating so soon.  Make yourself comfortable, this is a real happy family.  We're all looking forward to getting to know you better.
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Reply #14 on: November 07, 2012, 05:31:53 AM
 :bigwelcome: Bryce, I saw your post 'early' this morning but was too tired to respond.  :yawn: So, now that I can see straight..... curious to know a little more. 
What size prints do you normally sell? Are they mounted?

 :oops: Sorry Bryce...do tell us a bit about what medium(s) you work with, and I 'really' do look forward to seeing your works. As you can see, there is lots to learn, see, and do here....including answering my questions!  ;D      :wave:
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