I've always wanted to be able to paint so over the last year I've taken a couple of oil painting courses. It seems now that I can paint well enough that people are asking about buying my work and one person wants to try to get me into galleries he knows. Wow!
That's where I get stuck. How on earth do I come up with a price? Do I ask them to make me an offer? Are there resources for this kind of thing? Has anyone on here done this? What did you charge?
posted by merocet
on May 16, 2013 -
I'm interested in getting a modern painted picture in the Old Masters style, probably oil but open to other mediums, probably a portrait of someone (either custom or just a generic portrait). Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by arnicae
on Feb 6, 2013 -
I've recently got hooked on oil painting and in trying to be more vegetarian about it I'm looking for recommendations for synthetic brushes which replicate the stiffness of hog bristle brushes. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by merocet
on Oct 20, 2012 -
I'm looking for thin sheets of a material that I can use to cover a series of oil paintings stacked flat, which won't react to the paint itself and will prevent them from sticking or bonding to anything else. [more inside]
posted by $0up
on Aug 2, 2010 -
I bought an interesting painting and would like to research the artist, Ann Marie Brown. But how? [more inside]
posted by naomi
on Feb 13, 2008 -
FineArtFilter: I'm looking for a ballpark figure on a possible selling price of an oil painting, circa 1500 or so. I'm waiting for information from the museum which conducted research 40 years ago; in the meantime, any ideas? [more inside]
posted by crepeMyrtle
on Jun 23, 2006 -
Artistic Metafilter users, I need your advice! I have recently acquired some oil paints and a brush, and am very much enjoying using them so far. I wonder if anyone has some advice about the non-obvious stuff regarding oil painting. I've already discovered some things that I didn't know before (i.e. a bit of red paint and an equally-sized bit of yellow don't make orange, they make slightly lighter red), but please post obvious things anyhow - I probably don't know about them. I (to my shame) have spent almost the entirety of my artistic life using Photoshop and Lightwave, so this is very fun and confusing territory for me.
posted by GriffX
on Dec 30, 2004 -
I would like to start doing some messy art: oil painting and maybe some metal sculpture. But my NYC apartment doesn't have any space for this. I was wondering if there are any studios in New York City (or Brooklyn) that one can rent (or share) by the hour. I won't be using it enough to rent the space for long periods. I might use it once a week. I might go a month without using it. The perfect place for me would be reasonably priced and stocked with basic equipment, i.e. easles. If there isn't a place like this, someone should start one. Not a bad business model for luring wanabe artists.
posted by grumblebee
on Jul 18, 2004 -