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Reply #30 on: February 28, 2013, 08:42:02 PM
I had almost the same experience many years ago with some of my photos..on a CD also.
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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 #31 on: March 19, 2013, 02:19:32 AM
I just found this thread and even tho I'm 'late to the Party..." I suggest folks read Bryce's comments in "what to charge...

I am very interested in the idea of selling "prints" of my work.. in various sizes and methods of presentations.  For example, i just got an offer from an online print service to print 100 post cards for under $10.00 US. ( it is a Promo price to get buisness and is NOT the normal price, but the normal price is also cheap enough to take a chance and there is a major tourist area nearby which i have been told is always looking for "local" art... I.E. Local stone farm houses with highland cattle in the side yard, local churches, etc.  ( those of us who have taken the watercolor class(s) on painting stone buildings can do them with ease... Every  one of the painting i have seen posted demonstrate the skill need to paint a local stone church, farm house, etc.)   I*'m thinking of putting together a set of 6 "post cards' and printing an 81/2 x 11 coversheet showing the six cards in miniature.and selling them to/ thru mom and pop stores, independent grocers and any other outlet i can think of. My total cash investment would be about $ .70 per pack and I can also sell larger prints of the painting.

read Bryce's post, i am very glad i did!

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Reply #32 on: March 19, 2013, 03:50:15 AM
Brian you can order clear plastic boxes very inexpensively on line in lots of different sizes which would make your 'set' an 'upscaled' or polished presentation. The problem is that the shipping is more than the boxes themselves. You would need to buy enough to make the shipping worthwhile, or do a cooperative kind of thing among two or three people also interested. You can do more than one size box in your order. Then you can print a nice sticker label with one of your prints and artist contact info on your home computer to put on the outside of the box. Or your cover sheet could go on the inside top and info label on the back. Good luck with your project! I can post the link to the box company if interested.


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Reply #33 on: March 19, 2013, 07:51:59 PM
great idea Brian, let us know how it goes


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Reply #34 on: March 21, 2013, 12:21:30 PM
 :gl: Brian!

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Reply #35 on: April 21, 2013, 01:29:18 AM
Very interesting thread, will have to remember all this when and if I get to that point in time :)

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Reply #36 on: May 20, 2013, 11:03:41 AM
Although I haven't read this thread, I thought the title looked like a good place to post this 'Pricing Your Art' video I spotted on Youtube:
''Don't spend life going forward in reverse, just glimpse the rear view mirror now and again then, focus on what lays ahead''.
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Reply #37 on: May 20, 2013, 01:21:08 PM
Interesting Tony, ta.
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Reply #38 on: May 20, 2013, 03:22:39 PM
Lots of good advice there.   :thankyou: for posting the video, Tony.
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Reply #39 on: May 24, 2013, 04:18:49 AM
Although I haven't read this thread, I thought the title looked like a good place to post this 'Pricing Your Art' video I spotted on Youtube:

I love Skye Taylor! He makes me smile, he has a great additude. He has some nice work also. He has been an inspiration to me. I had not seen this video tho, I must of not subscribed to his channel ( I am now tho).



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