Commissioned Artwork Sold for $350.00!
A Gift For Mum
Kookaburra Painting Pouring Sold! What an amazing feeling it is when someone is happy to pay for an artwork that I have created!
Firstly, I am grateful to my loyal customer for inspiring me to paint the Kookaburra Painting Pouring!
When asked if I could create a painting for her mum, 'a late mothers day gift', I was delighted as much as shocked that somebody wanted me to do a painting for them, WOW!
'I want one like that one Sabine, but mum loves Kookaburras', she said, while pointing to the Deep Sea Turtle painting, hanging on her office wall.
"What colors suit your mum's home"? I asked.
"I don't know Sabine, your the artist" she replied.
Yes, I guess I am! Gee I hope I can paint Kookaburras!
MUM WITH LOVE
Having lost my mum suddenly, four years ago, made this painting special! Close to my heart!
Mum was very creative so I have her to thank for passing the gift onto me and to tell you the truth, I did ask for Mum's help with this one.
Being creative is fun, fulfilling and therapeutic! (Most of the time).
What a happy outcome!
I AM Proud of this piece!
Unconditional Love between mother and child!
Mum is Worth It!
So if you recall! In one of my Post Updates I mentioned that the Deep Sea Turtle sold for $65!
'My customer, although very pleased with her purchase, told me that my price was too cheap.
O.k. so how do I price my Art? Will people pay for it? How do I value myself, my time?
A lot of work/time goes into creating the finished product!
There are a number of formulas an artist can use to price their work!
Firstly, I chose the hourly rate of $25/hour plus the cost of materials. Initially the price came to $396.95 including a discount which my customer was more than happy to pay!
Her expression when she saw the finished product, priceless!
Just because my customer is 'awesome' I reduced the price to $350.00, after all, if it wasn't for my customer, I would not have given this artwork a thought.
So I reduced my hourly rate to $20/hr + materials, less a 10.5% discount!
To be honest I was quite nervous about the price and didn't expect my customer to agree on it.
"Mum is worth it Sabine", Mum will love it", she said and the colors were perfect for Mum's home.
In conclusion both myself and my customer are 100% happy with the outcome!