Questions to ask if you want to sell your art, but are not…

Photograph of Painting in situ: "Hillside at Giogalto" Oil on Linen ~18" x 14" © 2002 Marilyn Fenn

Photograph of Painting in situ:
“Hillside at Giogalto”
Oil on Linen
~18″ x 14″
© 2002 Marilyn Fenn

If you want to sell a piece of art you have done, here are some questions you should ask oneself about that piece, so you can convey the answers to potential buyers:

  • When you created that piece of art, you were feeling something.
  • What was it?
  • Where were you?
  • Why did you do it?
  • How did you feel when it was done?
  • What does it now say to you, the artist?

Answers to questions like these will often move a person that critical inch from “I like your work” to “I’ll take it.”

This works: after creating the small study you see in the picture above on location at a painting workshop in Tuscany, I painted a large version of it later.  And I did sell it.

*I had found this tip on an art marketing workshop site, which used to be here: http://www.wizardacademy.com/showmemo.asp?id=139 – but the link no longer works.

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