I’ve just deleted most of this post and am starting again.
I have been thinking about pricing paintings for the Christmas Market.
I need to be mentally prepared for people to offer me half of the price I am asking.
It’s very discouraging.
I like to think it has nothing to do with the standard of my painting . Sometimes that is difficult to do.
I think maybe I will make my prices higher so that even with a discount I get a reasonable price.
I have looked at comparable work online , but no one here would pay these prices.
I think I need a plan.
The portrait is nearly finished. I am enjoying painting it in a relaxed manner.
And today I finished another watercolour.
Just spent a couple of hours with a friend. It’s nice to drink wine and chat. I hope we can carry on meeting up all winter.
Making carrot chips tonight.
Hello and how lucky you are to have Christmas Markets in Italy. In Austria all events have been cancelled as we entered the fourth lockdown on Monday.
So enjoy! A
s to the prices I would set them higher so you can go down as you negotiate the final deal. Knowing Italians a little, I think they like to do that.
Good luck and happy Thanksgiving!
Hi. I saw that Austria was going into lockdown. Am hoping we will not be locked down this Christmas. It’s a very small market in a big piazza so hopefully it will not be cancelled. You are right about Italians and bargaining. Hope you stay safe. Nice to hear from you.