Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Paintings Under $500
I've added a new page to my website that combines all of my paintings that are under $500 and you can view this page HERE. All of my drawings are already under $500, so this new category only exists under the "paintings" link. Several people have asked me how I price my paintings. I keep a log of how many hours I spend on every work of art that I make. I spend thirty hours a week actually creating art and at least 10 hours a week working on my website, photographing my art, or promoting myself in various ways. Since I'm only actually getting paid for 30 hours of work per week, I have to charge $20 an hour to make some sort of living. If someone commissions me for a painting, I charge $500 per square foot. This usually equals right about $20/hour because I spend a lot more time on commissions to make sure everything is exactly how the client wants it. Lately, I've tried to develop a faster painting style without losing any quality. I am beginning a new series of acrylic flowers, so check back later to see those. I have finished three new paintings and two new drawings, but I haven't been able to photograph them yet. I am waiting until this weekend when I will be able to solicit Jeff's help during the hours of the day when the light is best so check back on Monday for new work!... I might try to put up a picture of a painting in progress on Thursday.