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patindaytona

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on: December 06, 2012, 05:05:02 AM
I have not ever sold anything before. A lady on a website was interested in how much i would sell my painting for. It's of the bonsai tree in snow. (not the drawing..but the painting). It's a 16 x 20 inch. I am embarrased to say too high of a price and i dont' want to sell it too low either. Any ideas? I really am embarrased about too high a price though.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


lynn p.

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Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 06:25:21 AM
Pat--Think abt the amount of work you put into it.  Around New Orleans, paintings that size by someone who is not yet well known locally sell for around $300.  Hope that helps


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Reply #2 on: December 06, 2012, 08:17:56 AM
I have sold pictures in that size for 2500,- Nkr a litle mors than 400US dollars
Harald


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Reply #3 on: December 06, 2012, 08:42:16 AM
I think your talent is worthy of selling at a good price and, I reckon the person offering to purchase your art work knows this. Whatever you do, don't sell it cheap because you then set a precedent for for you future sales. You are not an average Artist. You have talent so, make sure you get it right Pat. ;) 
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Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 08:50:50 AM
I suppose I could ask maybe 250 dollars? I did reply to her and told her I am being honest, i haven't sold anything before (i know..you're thinking big mistake), and i told her i have to ask others opinions to an "average" price.
She'll probably be shocked at that price.
I have seen on a web site called ..i don't know Etsy i think...most oil painting around my size..something in the vicinity of 50 dollars?? I don't understand why a site like that averages a price like that, yet, alot of opinions are much much higher, such as everyone here.  And they ARE as good or better than mine. I sent her a message stating $300 which would include shipping...waiting...
I got a reply from ANOTHER person asking if it was framed and were the sides wrapped. I asked, wrapped? Here is what she said, "Yes Patrick, in my classes we have to wrap the "scene" around the top and sides of the canvas. If you know it's going to be framed, then it doesn't matter.


I never heard of wrapping the scene itself..heard of just painting flat color though
« Last Edit: December 06, 2012, 09:34:39 AM by patindaytona »
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 09:55:37 AM
Pat, some artists these days are extending the scene around the edges of the canvas-works well on a deep canvas, less well on a 3/4 inch size. The galleries that sell a lot of giclee all have gallery wrapped canvases which has helped make the buying public aware of them.   Hope this helps


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Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 12:01:51 PM
I see Gail. I never use the deep ones anyway. That seems like more work than anyone would want, trying to extend on that small surface and even at that 90 degree angle from it.
Here is what the lady said..but it's still GOOD. 
 Patrick...I think that $300 is very reasonable for that picture!  I do love it!!!  However, with Christmas and my son's 19th birthday (this Sunday).....I am not able to "add" in a new line in my December budget that reads....Awesome painting for Annette!  ha ha   I will check back with you later, and see if you still have it.  If I had your talent...I would be painting/selling my art All the live long day!!!!  And, I read Wanda's comment...and I think too that she was asking if the sides were painted so if she knew she would want to frame it or just hang it.  Patrick, I hope your Holidays are Merry and Bright!!!!
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #7 on: December 06, 2012, 12:15:42 PM
Pat--You should be so proud of yourself.  You are very talented and I hope these responses are validation of that. I also don't think that you were asking an unreasonable sum at all.  Tony is right about establishing a baseline price (of course we have to all remember that Tony is painting a million dollar painting to sell >:D ).   O0 to you!!


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Reply #8 on: December 06, 2012, 12:55:54 PM
See Pat, my advice is worthy of a million $ !  You should take charge of your pricing destiny and do as I do, go for top dosh!  My £1,000,000 (Not dollars) (equiv to $1.78m) is coming on beautifully!  :smart: all planned out to the point of a price increase consideration + inflation!  ;D
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Reply #9 on: December 06, 2012, 01:07:48 PM
I replied back to her just now and told her i am open to negotiation. I don't care. What am i going to do with that painting myself? I'll go down a hundred at most IF she wants but i'm not telling her that. It's not one of my best in my own opinion at all. I have so many and i know for a fact i will never sell any of them. This is the very first time!
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #10 on: December 06, 2012, 01:08:24 PM
P.S. Having a garage sale tomorrow. Please attend :thankyou:
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #11 on: December 06, 2012, 01:15:06 PM
Great! I need a new garage.
Ray


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Reply #12 on: December 06, 2012, 03:06:13 PM
 :yippee: Congratulations on the buyer enquiry! Hoping it all goes through for you!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Tania :D


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Reply #13 on: December 06, 2012, 03:21:36 PM
Thanks Tania.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #14 on: January 15, 2013, 09:18:14 AM
You posted in 2011 that a friend of your wife's was interested in a smalm painting but you didn't wantb to sell it. Guess you didn't?  :)


 

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