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I am curious to know who has had sales on this site. If you have had sales, please list here what you have sold and when. I think it is something all of us who are at the level where we an sell reproductions would like to know.
Selling art is no measure of success in artistic ability in my opinion. Selling art is a good measure of success as a business person maybe. Selling requires painstaking work and lots of money and has actually reduced my ability to make art because of that.
I have tried selling to the local public face to face more than online and have made a few sales and commissions. But setting up a tent and paying an entrance fee is expensive and tiring. Rewards are good usually and one can write off these expenses during tax time.
A completely alone artist working alone without exposure to the public may not require any sales for their own success because practicing business marketing is very time consuming. I'll bet 60/40 per cent with the higher number in marketing and public relations. I always feel great when I sold some work but I never make that the measure of my success because many works sold are my least successful works.
Commissions are my bread and butter. I use contracts to get the funds. Here is a plaster version of a small bronze sculpture. A contract for $1200.00 provided a deposit for foundry work and modeling so it was financially painless. But to just make a horse and hope someone will buy it for $1200.00 never worked for me.
You are right as usual. I understand you. As a professional artist you need sales and money, but, being first of all the ARTIST, you try not to let your financial needs to govern your ART. It is a hard and honest position, deserving my utmost respect. I know, it is not easy to keep in that position. We know too many so called “artists” who are ready to do any bull…… for money. While the ART must be a function of soul, I’d call their technologicaly refined senseless mass production “prostitution of soul”, and I despise that as you do. The real ART should invoke people emotionaly upwards, while such art prostitution throws public deep down in their aesthetics and morality.
Fortunately for me, being an amateur, I seldom think about sales and just enjoy trying to make some art. For example, yesterday I found one of my old experimental digital artworks and entertained myself, trying to improve that picture once more with more digital tools. I am not sure yet is there anything good in the resulting image or not, but I surely liked the process.
Hi lovely to see you again, do you have to pay for the print option, ? I have placed one or two for sale but cannot find the print option, I have sold quite a few on Zazzle. Plus originals on three sites , Where about s are you Adelle. This is weird just placed a button mosaic on. Inspired by Klimt, Portrait of Adele . . Just going to view your paintings Adelle
Meanwhile, I haven't paid too much attention to it, so thought I would come back and see what's happening. I do sell elsewhere on the internet. Wouldn't have expected any sales here based on my low activity, but interested to see how others have done.
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