Thanks for your reply!
It’s exhausting trying to figure out what the best strategy is, you can spend all your time debating it instead of painting… Set your prices low, and people suggest you raise them; set them higher, and people suggest you lower them. I’d been planning to raise gradually, but then I got several replies which made me feel a bit guilty that I was undercutting other artists so much. And now here I am… -sigh-
I do realise the established artists have more than just social media on their side… I don’t expect to be selling the way that they do! Just, you know, one small painting every month or so would be nice, so I’m not losing money. Obviously things like books and workshops are not options I can take, so I do the best that I can.
Luckily daily paintings aren’t the only kind of art I sell, but the drawing commissions I do are very low-priced. I have my Redbubble shop, but that doesn’t make much… I got a mighty 8p from it for September! I’m hoping I’ll get a Christmas rush there, like I did last year. I’d love to do more exhibitions, but as previously mentioned, entry costs are my problem right now. I’m always looking for new opportunities, if anyone has any other ideas they’re welcome… Of course, I’m doing this all around getting my degree, so time is slightly more limited than I’d like, but I keep trying!
Well, I’ve gone ahead and made my sale, and already one painting has gone, so that’s good. I can afford my membership this month- hallelujah! Now I just a reasonable month so I can renew my main website in November… Fingers crossed…!