This question has vexed many of us. Keep lowering your prices until something sells? Use the price per square or cubic inch of works in a high end gallery? Ehhh, maybe not?
We've come across something that we think will do just that. It's not easy, there is a bit to read and it does require you to honestly assess your own abilities and capabilities. Here's the scoop:
Alyson Stanfield has been engaged in art business and career consulting since 2002. Her blog, ArtBizSuccess is well worth checking out as it contains lots of helpful art related tips and stories. The following one really caught our eyes and we recommend that all our artists give it a good look. Her article on pricing artwork walks you through the process and includes 9 pricing factors, 3 methods for pricing art, and 2 golden rules. We've emphasized the latter, as we believe that many beginning artists may not be aware of them. Note: you do have to sign in to get it. Not to worry, Alyson does not share this info and the article is well worth it.
Download The ArtBiz Success ART PRICING GUIDE
P.S. Some of you are going to read parts of it and right away say Yeah but, . . . . . because you're situation is different. Tippy's response to Yeah buts is:" "But indeed! Think little artist. Do potential customers really care about that? Whoo- Whoo- Whoooo!" (Sorry about this - Tippy sometimes does tend to overdo the drill sergeant thing.)