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thegrindre

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Reply #30 on: September 22, 2011, 07:55:33 PM
Again, I totally agree with everybody. Don't sell yourself short! Charge for your time and effort and supplies...  ;)
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Reply #31 on: September 22, 2011, 08:45:56 PM
Nolan, this causes me to consider grade of the material I am working with.  As obvious as it is, I wouldn't expect anyone to pay $200 for a painting on cardboard. My point (at least for myself) is that I need to invest in higher quality paints and canvases if my intentions are to sell.
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Reply #32 on: September 23, 2011, 01:20:43 PM
very important point Kelley. If you want to sell, it's vital that you use good quality materials as you want the product to last. The cost of materials compared to the price you can get for your paintings is minimal. The customer is paying for your time and expertise more than the actual materials.

Going back to the iPhone example - the cost of materials is maybe $60 - $100, but you pay $1000 for the phone. You aren't paying for the materials, you are paying for the underlying technology, pleasure of using the product and the name. Hmmm, sound like art to me  O0


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Reply #33 on: September 25, 2011, 07:15:09 AM
Good point Nolan. I sometimes (not often) will purchase a pretty expensive hardboard made for painting. Can't recall the price right now, but it's extra thick and heavy and has it's own cut out in back made for hanging "as is" if you want.
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 #34 on: September 25, 2011, 11:07:39 AM
Like to see a photo of that if possible Pat, don't think I have seen a board like that before


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Reply #35 on: September 26, 2011, 11:30:31 AM
Nolan, I don't know how everyone's finding these topics (selling,etc). I once in a while just go to where you forwarded the location to me in a PM.  Other than that, what is the hierachy to get to this? Here's the board I ordered. I haven't used it of course as you see, just waiting for maybe the next one we do.
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 #36 on: September 26, 2011, 11:44:50 AM
Pat, right next to the REPLY button at the bottom of every thread, there is a ADD BOOKMARK button. If you click it, it will add it to your My Bookmarks at the top of the forums. Not to your browser. You will be able to find any post you want if you've bookmarked it.
Is that what you wanted to know?
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Reply #37 on: September 26, 2011, 01:08:05 PM
ohhh yea thegrinde...that sounds great. Thanks.
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 #38 on: September 26, 2011, 01:15:44 PM
Sure, Pat. No problem.
That's how I do it to keep track of all the 'important' threads I want to follow on a regular basis.

You're  :welcome: ...
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Reply #39 on: September 26, 2011, 04:13:34 PM
I use the bookmarks and then also when I visit the forum, I use the "Show unread posts since last visit" feature to get to the threads that have new posts in.


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Reply #40 on: September 26, 2011, 04:38:37 PM
or you could just make a yourself a twig and sell it for GBP 4600  :crazy2:


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Reply #41 on: September 26, 2011, 07:59:34 PM
Whoa  :o Did she "make" that twig?  That is  :uglystupid2:
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Reply #42 on: October 07, 2011, 10:36:40 AM
Wellll..........their's my post of the board pics I was looking for a long time..didn't know where I had posted them.

I was visiting the Etsy site and the prices on the paintings there are very very cheap like $50 and they are pretty good too! So now I'm confused about prices.
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 #43 on: October 18, 2011, 08:37:12 AM
Enjoyed everyones thoughts on selling in this topic. I just joined a gallery and was pondering this in my mind over and over again. After considering everyones suggests I reasoned to keep my prices comparable to the other artist's in my area. Maybe start a little bit lower and see what happens. Like, test the waters to see how many people like my artworks.

Nolan, thank you for the information in Pricing your Paintings topic.

http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php/topic,90.0.html
« Last Edit: October 18, 2011, 08:43:38 AM by DrawNPaint »


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Reply #44 on: October 18, 2011, 11:51:05 AM
 :gl: with your new venture at the gallery Lloyd


 

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