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Pen and Ink Drawing => Pen and Ink Encourager Sessions => Topic started by: Tania on December 01, 2014, 01:02:51 AM

Title: Tania's Pen and Ink Artwork
Post by: Tania on December 01, 2014, 01:02:51 AM
I tried a PNI on my own - lacks some of the "Wow!" factor! Feedback welcomed!




Zebras - original photo by Val Web on PB.

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Post by: Liana on December 01, 2014, 01:14:35 AM
 :smitten:   Really like this drawing, makes one happy looking at it! 
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Post by: Tania on December 01, 2014, 01:16:59 AM
Thanks, Liana!
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 01, 2014, 01:18:34 AM
Tania,

Your zebras wowed me.  Nice work.

I'd go cross-eyed doing all those stripes.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Danielle123 on December 01, 2014, 01:23:41 AM
Beautifully done Tania, you are very good in your pen and ink.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bellarina on December 01, 2014, 01:31:11 AM
Tania, you did very good on your own.
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Post by: Tania on December 01, 2014, 01:38:34 AM
Mea, Danielle and Robin - thank you very much! I appreciate you taking the time to look and to comment!
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Post by: C.Bodine on December 01, 2014, 04:12:51 AM
Tania, I think this is an adorable pen and ink! Very well done! Would be wonderful as an  illustration in a child's book! You could do a whole little story about safari animals!!!!  ;)
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Post by: Tania on December 01, 2014, 05:52:32 AM
 ;D thanks!
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Post by: Val on December 01, 2014, 03:24:57 PM
I really like this Tania  :heeha:   Just wondering if the zebras' stripes were a bit darker to make them more prominent?  :-\

Love the muted washes.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: ncwren on December 01, 2014, 06:09:03 PM
This is great!
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Post by: Fiona on December 01, 2014, 06:11:04 PM
Lovely   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Tania on December 14, 2014, 04:30:29 AM


Mallard in Flight
December 12, 2014
11x15 Pen and Ink Wash on watercolour paper.
(Original photo by Gary Jones on Paint My Photo)
http://paintmyphoto.ning.com/photo/mallard-8 (http://paintmyphoto.ning.com/photo/mallard-8)
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Post by: Tania on December 14, 2014, 04:45:45 AM
There's a bit of a story that goes along with the Mallard in Flight artwork - my mother's maiden name is Duck. :) Every year we do a gift exchange on Christmas Eve - each family brings a gift and then each family draws a number to determine the order in which you choose a gift or 'steal' from someone else. I decided to do this picture in hopes that it would be good enough to frame and use as my family's gift contribution this year.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 14, 2014, 05:18:01 AM
Tania,

What a great Christmas gift.  I'm sure a family member will be thrilled to get it.  I would be.

Nice job.  Great wings!

aloha

mea

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Post by: dennis on December 14, 2014, 07:20:23 AM
Caught the colour and the shine on the head very well :clap:
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Post by: Tania on December 14, 2014, 04:26:08 PM
 :thankyou:, Mea and Dennis!
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on December 14, 2014, 04:28:13 PM
Someone is going to be a very happy recipient of this painting - I love it!
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Post by: C.Bodine on December 14, 2014, 06:55:44 PM
It is definitely good enough to use at your Christmas trade party!!!! Great job! :clap:
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Post by: ncwren on December 14, 2014, 09:07:04 PM
Your duck is speeding through the air! Looks great.  :clap:
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Post by: Tania on December 14, 2014, 11:38:25 PM
 :thankyou: for your kind comments Sharon, Christina and Natalie!
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Post by: Tania on December 15, 2014, 05:39:52 AM


Following the Leader
December 15, 2014
11x15 Pen and Ink Wash
(Original Photo by Steve Lyddon on Paint My Photo)
http://paintmyphoto.ning.com/photo/family-outing-2 (http://paintmyphoto.ning.com/photo/family-outing-2)
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 15, 2014, 06:30:28 AM
Tania,

The little ducklings painting is so nicely done.  The mother duck sure looks proud of her brood. 

This one would make a great Christmas gift too.

aloha

mea
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Post by: dennis on December 15, 2014, 07:39:14 AM
Very lovely, Tania. :clap: :clap: :clap: A mother and her brood came down the pavement past our gate the other day :D
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Post by: Tania on December 15, 2014, 12:51:50 PM
Thanks Mea and Dennis! This is a gift for my mom! There were 9 "Duck-lings" in her family and they ALL had a special connection with their mom. :D
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Post by: ncwren on December 15, 2014, 01:43:04 PM
Tania this is great  :clap:
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Post by: Val on December 15, 2014, 05:36:11 PM
Excellent Tania....really like how 'mum & the brood' ties in.  Great job  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Danielle123 on December 16, 2014, 02:32:14 AM
Tania, both your pen and ink are lovely, well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Tania on December 16, 2014, 01:20:33 PM
 :thankyou: Natalie, Val and Danielle!
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Post by: Zach on December 20, 2014, 04:43:47 AM
Beautiful drawings :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bellarina on December 20, 2014, 09:46:49 AM
Tania, nice work with your painting. 
Everyone is going to want to steal this gift.
Happy Holidays
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Post by: njnjgirl on December 24, 2014, 12:06:23 PM
These are all wonderful Tania.  Well done! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Tania on December 24, 2014, 03:57:09 PM
 :thankyou: , Mary Lou!
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Post by: Tania on December 31, 2014, 06:51:14 AM
Hummingbird - Pen and Ink Wash
4x6 Canvas Card




I did this one just for fun! Feedback always appreciated! The reference photo is from Morguefile and here is the link:


http://mrg.bz/Z6yN5N (http://mrg.bz/Z6yN5N)
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 31, 2014, 07:06:27 AM
Tania,

The little hummingbird is so cute.  Nice background.  Love the colors of the feathers.

aloha

mea
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Post by: sally13 on December 31, 2014, 07:28:02 AM
A lovely little bird Tania. :clap:
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Post by: dennis on December 31, 2014, 07:54:56 AM
Lovely painting :clap: :clap: :clap: Just lift out the light ring around the eye to bring it to life O0
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Post by: Val on December 31, 2014, 12:46:04 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Tania on December 31, 2014, 03:04:24 PM
Thanks Dennis and Val! May have to use some Chinese white to recover the eye. :)
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Post by: ncwren on December 31, 2014, 03:57:02 PM
With the white he is really going to sparkle!  :clap:
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Post by: Bellarina on December 31, 2014, 04:29:32 PM
so much detail.  Very nice  :painting:
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Post by: Tania on December 31, 2014, 09:55:25 PM
 :thankyou:  Natalie and Bellarina! A little Chinese White made a huge difference! Here is the revised hummingbird:


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Post by: Bellarina on December 31, 2014, 09:57:41 PM
Wow, that did make a difference.  Happy New Year!  :yippee:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 31, 2014, 10:03:52 PM
Oh, yes, Tania - that little bit of white made a huge difference.  Where would we be without our PaintBasket family to advise us?

aloha

mea
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Post by: Tania on December 31, 2014, 10:25:07 PM
Lol - I knew the eye was a bit lost but it just didn't dawn on me that I could use Chinese White to fix it. :) Thanks, Bellarina and Mea! Happy New Year!
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Post by: Maryna on January 11, 2015, 03:01:23 PM
Love your work, really wonderful  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Danielle123 on January 12, 2015, 03:16:19 AM
Lovely bird Tania.  I like it with the highlight.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Tania on January 18, 2015, 07:23:18 PM
Thanks, Maryna and Danielle!
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Post by: Tania on January 18, 2015, 07:26:34 PM
I started this one yesterday. It is mostly watercolour but I did use ink on the spots and darkest parts of the leopard. It is done on 11x14 140 lb watercolour paper. The original photo was shot by my friend, Laura Christopherson, and was used with permission. Feedback is welcomed!


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Post by: Danielle123 on January 18, 2015, 09:26:30 PM
Nice Cheetah Tania,  you may want to give it more rounding on  its back.  Also maybe make its eyes pop with more amber.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Tania on January 18, 2015, 09:45:28 PM
Thanks, Danielle! Here is the reference photo - I find it helpful!


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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 19, 2015, 05:47:32 AM
Tania,

Great job.  Check the eye on the reference photo and then looks at yours.  The eye seems to be more recessed and partially covered - rather than full on.

Hope that make sense.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Tania on January 19, 2015, 06:23:58 AM
I see what you mean, Mea! Thanks! I wanted the eye to be a bit more prominent than the photo but the shape is wrong - too straight on! I will work on it tomorrow. :)
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Post by: Val on January 19, 2015, 01:43:29 PM
Great start Tania  O0   I think if you look closely at the ref. photo and add more shading on the head (nose/face) area especially, you will gain much more dimension. You need those shaded areas to get that lifelike 3D.  Keep on this one, I see a brilliant painting developing.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Tania on January 19, 2015, 02:21:37 PM
Thanks for the input, Val! I will work on it some more! :)
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Post by: Bellarina on January 19, 2015, 03:52:37 PM
Tania, really like what you have done so far, going to be a masterpiece
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Post by: Val on January 19, 2015, 08:04:21 PM
I know the shading is very subtle, but it will make all the difference in the world. Can't wait to see it!  :heeha:
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Post by: Zach on January 23, 2015, 07:47:16 PM
Great job on cheetah :clap:
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Post by: Tania on January 24, 2015, 07:28:41 PM
Bellarina, Val and Zach - thanks for your comments and encouragement! It means a lot!
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Post by: Tania on January 24, 2015, 07:29:26 PM
I am not sure if I helped this leopard or hurt it! Lol!




Let me know what you think!
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Post by: ncwren on January 25, 2015, 12:15:47 AM
He/she looks like they are enjoying some sunshine!  :smitten:
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Post by: Bellarina on January 25, 2015, 01:57:42 AM
Tania, the painting just got better.  :)
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Post by: Danielle123 on January 25, 2015, 02:02:48 AM
:Tania I still think it needs a bit of tonal value on ithe back of the head and the back , it will give it more rounding.   Look at the photo and you will see what I mean.
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Post by: Val on January 25, 2015, 02:55:45 PM
 O0 Big improvement Tania. If you feel daring, just a tiny bit darker for a bit more shaping. It's great now.... on it's way to being excellent!!!  :heeha: What do you think?  :think:
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Post by: Tania on February 03, 2015, 04:34:33 AM
This is Bella, our miniature dachshund. This was requested by my 10 year old daughter for her birthday! 11x14 Pen and Ink Wash or Mixed Media on Canson 140 lb watercolour paper. Feedback is welcomed!




Someone saw this posted on fb and wants to commission me to do her dog - what would you charge for something like this? Trying to work out pricing before I do the work. :)
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 03, 2015, 04:44:29 AM
That's a great pni of your dog, Tania.  What a treasure for your daughter.

No idea on pricing.  What an honor for you to be asked first by your daughter, then by a prospective client.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Bellarina on February 03, 2015, 08:16:49 AM
Tania, we have a Bella too.  Nice work and congrats on a commission.
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Post by: ncwren on February 03, 2015, 02:05:19 PM
He's adorable Tania.  :clap:
 :gl: and congratulations
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Post by: njnjgirl on February 05, 2015, 11:00:21 PM
Beautiful P&I of your dog!  Love it  :smitten: Congratulations on the commission...I have no idea what you should charge...maybe Nolan or Dennis can tell you.
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Post by: Danielle123 on February 05, 2015, 11:51:45 PM
Tania you have aced it, it is lovely, pen and ink wow. :yippee:
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on February 06, 2015, 12:16:51 AM
Fabulous Pen & Ink, Tania - and mazel tov on the commission! Is this your first pet commission? My first one I charged $175 (with a frame from Michael's); my second one was $250, also with a Michael's frame (frames were $15.) Both were 8x10 images.  Hope this helps - you're worth folks paying for your art!
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Post by: Lisa gale on February 06, 2015, 01:04:28 PM
Tania, your work is beautiful.  I really enjoyed looking at them all.  I think the dog is my favorite, I have a Bella too!
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Post by: Liana on February 08, 2015, 02:34:42 AM
You are so talented with your pen and ink...... Wow!!      :yippee:
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Post by: Tania on February 25, 2015, 08:55:13 PM
Thanks for all the lovely comments! Here is a commission I am working on - please let me know what you think!


Reference:


Artwork:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 25, 2015, 10:01:46 PM
Oh, Tania, this is coming along beautifully.  I love the daisies you added. 

The dog has such a warm friendly look on his face.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Bellarina on February 25, 2015, 11:36:26 PM
Tania, you've really done a nice job with this dog.  :clap:
The owners will be thrilled.
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Post by: Tania on February 26, 2015, 12:11:01 AM
 :thankyou:  Mea and Robin! Let me know what else it needs!
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 26, 2015, 12:18:02 AM
Tania,  I just realized this is pen and ink.  That makes even more impressed with it!!!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Tania on February 26, 2015, 02:09:44 AM
 :2funny:  thanks, Mea!
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Post by: ncwren on February 26, 2015, 09:55:47 PM
I like the outside environment  :clap:
He looks great-I don't know if it is the shine from the ink or what, but the entire left eye looks highlighted.
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Post by: Tania on February 27, 2015, 03:22:34 AM
Thanks, Natalie! I will have another look at that eye!
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Post by: Tania on February 28, 2015, 02:08:40 PM
Made a few revisions - any more thoughts?


What would YOU charge for this type of artwork? 11x14 paper, approx 8x10 image, pen and ink wash on 140 lb watercolour paper.


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Post by: Liana on February 28, 2015, 04:01:53 PM
Incredible job Tania on this little dog!   :yippee:
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Post by: Tania on February 28, 2015, 04:30:18 PM
 :thankyou:  Liana! I enjoy the pen and ink washes!
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Post by: ncwren on February 28, 2015, 04:49:31 PM
 :clap:
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Post by: Selen on February 28, 2015, 07:18:01 PM
Very nice painting Tania, I tought it was a pastel or watercolour when I first saw it. You have done the hair and skin so fine.
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Post by: Tania on February 28, 2015, 07:52:27 PM
 :thankyou:  Natalie and Selen!
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on February 28, 2015, 10:00:03 PM
Well done! I'd charge  $250
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Post by: jillh on March 01, 2015, 03:51:46 AM
Tania this is a darling little dog.  Awesome job!
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Post by: Bellarina on March 01, 2015, 03:39:45 PM
Tania are you planning on framing this piece?
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Post by: Tania on March 01, 2015, 04:23:35 PM
Sharon and Jill - thanks for the encouraging words!

Sharon - I truly appreciate your input on pricing. I agreed to do it for $80USD (approx $100 Canadian) plus $5 mailing charges but wondered if that was appropriate. Thanks!
Robin - the lady that commissioned me to do this one will have it framed. :)
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 01, 2015, 05:25:50 PM
You way undercharged for your work but hopefully she'll be a good promoter in exchange for receiving a really good price!
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Post by: njnjgirl on March 01, 2015, 05:29:56 PM
Incredible job here Tania.  I love the dog, flowers, etc.  All so well done!!  Good luck with the sale and congratulations. :yippee:
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Post by: Bellarina on March 01, 2015, 06:17:25 PM
 O0
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Post by: Tania on March 02, 2015, 03:00:52 PM
I think she will, Sharon - and she has commissioned another one of her horse! I am slowly gaining the confidence to charge higher prices! Did better on the pencil portrait of horse and rider at $150 :)


Thanks Mary Lou and Robin!
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Post by: Val on March 02, 2015, 03:08:27 PM
Good on you Tania!  :clap: :clap: :clap:   
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Post by: Tania on March 02, 2015, 05:26:17 PM
Thanks, Val!
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Post by: ncwren on March 02, 2015, 05:52:23 PM
Congratulations Tania!  :yippee:
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 04, 2015, 10:54:07 PM
Excellent on getting another commission from this client, Tania! Over time you'll gradually be able to raise your prices - of course I always give my existing collectors a price discount if they purchase additional paintings from me - good to keep the customer happy and coming back!