Theme: Art Market, Art buyers and the artists.
A person coming out of art college or classes would be struck by a violent realization that what he or she would do now. For the artists, to get a satisfactory income to support them is a Himalayan question. It's not an easy mission to make a satisfactory living from your art income, as the market scenario is not less than frightening.
However where are there are upsetting problems; there are admirable solutions, too. Under this situation, the best way to behave is in accepting the challenge and to try with confidence. Though it is essential to put everything into producing the best possible work you can; it takes time to get adjusted to the outer world, the real word, and incorporate flexibility in attitude and the changes into our work. Today’s situation demands hard efforts. By all means, it would test your character and the level of endurance.
While going through this entire ordeal, you will have to keep it in mind that there would be people who would love your artwork; there would be people who would ignore your artwork.Your efforts should be that you are not to be swayed by either of the opinions too much.To dig out a satisfactory bunch of income from selling your art is as unpredictable as falling of the stars from the sky. But the stars fall; that is fact. You can build up a regular clientele and the group of lovers and purchasers through professional approach and artistic prowess you develop with time.
How to Decide Price of a Painting
How to Sell Your Painting
While contacting the art galleries, an artist must try and get involved in finding about that in which type of the artwork a particular gallery is interested in. (Running from one to another gallery makes an artist perfect!) Second stage in an artist’s life comes when some of the galleries start taking interest into his or her work. Here the prime factor for the art gallery would indeed be the marketability of the paintings or the drawings offered to be displayed and sold. (Images Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
During the period an artist is waiting for first cheque from the gallery, he or she should keep observing the other established artists’ work, especially the manner in which they construct and compose their work. After a time, if circumstances tend to be favourable, the artists would find their work being sold. As the work sells, an art galleries would put pressure on artists to concentrate on the type of work that is most saleable. Thus the beginning of sale of paintings or artwork can be helpful as far as earning the money is concerned, but an artist should not let it stop experimenting and trying out new ideas. Above painting 'Greyhounds of the Comte de Choiseul' is by Gustav Courbet. (Images Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)