The very last from last year…

I forgot one last watercolor of 2018 in my last post, but here it is. When I posted it on my Facebook page I got some requests if I sell it after a few minutes, which was pretty much unexpected. During the last months I got more and more requests to sell my watercolors and I finally decided to start with it. I got a new number from the tax office, a business bank account and I sold my first watercolors at the end of 2018. It was not an easy descision for me, because I never want to be depending  on selling my art and I never never want to be depending to make my living with art again. But in a small-scale it appears nice when it pays itself – paper and paints cost a lot of money.

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268_2018 Watercolor /Hahnemühle Mould-made rough/ 65 x 50 cm / 25.6´ x 19.7´ in / Lukas Aquarell 1862

In meinem letzten Post habe ich ein letztes Aquarell aus 2018 vergessen und reiche es hier nach. Ein paar Minuten nachdem ich es auf meiner Facebook Seite veröffentlicht hatte, bekam ich gleich mehrere Anfragen, ob ich es verkaufe. Das kam ziemlich unerwartet. In den letzten Monaten habe ich allerdings mehr und mehr Anfragen erhalten, ob ich Aquarelle verkaufe und ich habe mich kürzlich entschieden, damit zu beginnen. Inzwischen habe ich eine neue Steuernummer, ein Geschäftskonto und die ersten Bilder verkauft. Ehrlich gesagt war es keine leichte Entscheidung für mich, denn ich möchte nie wieder in davon abhängig sein, mit meiner Kunst mein Leben finanzieren zu müssen. Aber in einem überschaubaren Rahmen erscheint es schön, wenn sich das Malen selbst finanziert – Papier und Farben kosten letztlich eine Menge Geld.

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8 thoughts on “The very last from last year…

  1. I like your attitude toward selling.It will keep the joy and freedom in your work. But never underestimate the value of your work. It is beautiful and now very accomplished. If someone wants it you must give it as a gift or sell it for a fair price (good luck figuring out what That is!) both for their sake and yours.

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    1. Thanks so much, Holly! I found it pretty easy to find my price range after visiting and being part of some watercolor shows and comparing prices of other artists. And so far people who bought a picture seemed to be happy and I was, too. I don´t flog my art and I don´t have to discount it, because I am not depending on it – but good friends get a discount on a desired picture and very very good friends get it as a gift (I am glad that the number of “very very good friends” is limited! LOL! 🙂 )

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    1. Thanks so much, Al. I did spend (or waste) a lot of my lifetime with commissional work and this became an absolutely no for me although I had some requests. But I want the love of painting remaining and I guess I found a way to keep that flame burning. If people like or love one of my personal watercolors at their wall it is great, because it gets a much better place than in the box where I store the almost 300 paintings of a year. So to sell some is a win-win situation beside the nice effect of some earning some extra money. 🙂 Best wishes to you.

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    1. Thanks so much Alison! I am satisfied when I sell one from time to time. Even with a business account I´d rather like to slow down than accelerate business. First of all I paint for myself and I am happy and grateful for how it is right now. Happy New Year!

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