Out of the blue I got an inquiry through my website, asking if my work "Untitled" was still available. My first instinct on inquiries like that is skepticism, as so many of my colleagues have reported experiencing potential scams arriving in their inboxes. I've seen some of these in the past too.
I replied to the inquirer, and determined that this was indeed a legitimate potential buyer. We exchanged a couple of emails and I agreed to sell the piece, finalizing details after the 4th ofJuly holiday.
Thanks to PayPal, transactions like this are so slick. I was able to determine that the money went into my checking account before I shipped the artwork off.
This was a much needed shot of confidence for me at just the right time. I haven't sold much fine art work, and especially for what I consider a fair price! For so many years I followed the theory not to post prices on your website; let the potential buyer contact you to inquire if they really love it. Well… that method never yielded any sales for me, so this time around on my redesigned site, I figured why not? Put those prices out there!
Now that I can feel confident and proud of my work again, it's time to get busy on new work!