Sunday, June 28, 2015

Texas Fine art and Abstract artist Barbara Lemley


If we could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.




Ive been a professional artist for over 40 years.

I've become a teacher of others who want to learn my techniques. By sharing my experience as an artist,
through my books, articles, blogs and art coaching.  
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I paint commissioned portraits for families that want to commemorate that special event from the birth of a child to a 50th wedding anniversary. My paintings are appropriately priced for someone just starting their collection, adding to their collection or  looking to add a splash of color in that empty spot in their home. 
I also paint family pets and wall murals. 



To see more of my paintings go to:


website: BarbaraLemley.com

inventory: reddwine.com

email: Barbara.Lemlye@yahoo.com



I started playing with paints and colors
 early in life and never put them down.






"Redd Lust"
24 x 36
1,728.00

955.00
available for purchase at this very low price
 for a limited time only







"3 Bottles"
9 x 12
without frame
185.00








"Redd Heels 2"
9 x 12
SOLD

I will paint this in any color or size you want.

For questions and prices, eMail: Barbara.Lemley@yahoo.com 







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"Abstract Nude"
16 x 20
640.00

400.00
available for purchase at this very low price
 for a limited time only





" Lady in Blue"
16 x 20
640.00

595.00
available for purchase at this very low price
 for a limited time only





"Angel of Mercy"
16 x 20

600.00
available for purchase at this very low price
 for a limited time only






magic in progress






"I C U"
8 x 10
260.00
190.00







"Legs"
24 x 36
1,728.00

890.00
available for purchase at this very low price
 for a limited time only







This is how to price a piece of art.
This is what I tell my students.

Appropriately Price Your Artwork

Last Updated: June 28, 2015
Pricing your originals appropriately is critical to selling your work.  As an artist, you should always be prepared to explain how and why you have arrived at your prices. Therefore, it’s very important to adopt consistent, fact-based pricing principles and methods. 

If you’re new to the market, the following are some basic pricing principles and methods for you to consider.

Price your art based on comparables. Set your prices similar to those of other artists with similar experience and who work in similar mediums. When comparing your works to others, consider factors such as dimensions, medium, materials, and the artists' achievements such as prizes, exhibitions, press, etc., as these will have a bearing on pricing. Also, when looking at price figures for comparison, always consider art that has sold, not art that has not yet sold.

Price your art like a retailer—at two times the cost of materials.

A common practice for new artists is to establish prices based on time, labor, and the cost of materials. Set yourself a reasonable hourly wage, multiply that by the number of hours it took to make the work and add that figure to the cost of your materials. For example, if the cost of materials is $50, your hourly rate is $20.00, and you spent 20 hours creating your art, then your work would be priced at $50 + ($20 x 20) = $450.00 This is the low end or the starting point. Seasoned artists usually charge $35.00 as an hourly rate.

 Another way is take the measurements 8 x 10 = 80.00 x 2 (or seasoned artists would be 2.75) totaling 160.00. And, it all depends on how much detail is included or how many pets or people involved in the piece of art. 

You should also be consistent in your pricing. If you are selling one work in multiple channels, make sure its price is consistent everywhere. Similarly, be consistent about pricing works within your portfolio--for example, your larger works should be consistently priced higher than your smaller works. 

Broaden your appeal by offering works at various price points. If someone likes your work but can't afford a $3,000 painting, they will find a $500 painting more attainable. 

You can always increase your prices after you have made some sales and have factual evidence to justify a price increase. Keep records of all your sales and the prices at which you've sold works. Remember that it's much better to competitively price and sell your work now to gain exposure (increasing your prices in the future) than to have your work sit unsold.
Thank You,
BARBARA LEMLEY 2015



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To see more of my paintings go to:

website: BarbaraLemley.com

inventory: reddwine.com

email: Barbara.Lemlye@yahoo.com



I started playing with paints and colors
 early in life and never put them down.






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