How to price art? ?

So I’ve decided to try to start selling my art (mostly watercolor) and I’m having a tough time pricing the cost of supplies. I am doing an hourly price + supplies used price. But when it comes to watercolors it’s really difficult to price how much of the paint I used. Does anyone know a good method for doing this? I don’t want to overcharge but when a set of paint costs $150+ I want to make sure I’ll have that set aside when it’s time for a new set. 

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I think you're approaching this from the wrong perspective.

    The buyer isn't paying for the paper or paint, nor for your time, but for your talent and the resulting art.

    Don't even try to include pay-by-the-hour or supplies used in determining your prices.

    Instead, seek work of similar quality and size sold on various platforms and use their prices as a jumping off point.

  • gerald
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Art is not a comercial product the artist is and you value your services by how much people are prepared to pay , 

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