Being on this forum I see a lot of skilled painters. I love seeing the progress people have made or are making. I am curious how many of you are generating a fair amount of income with your art?? Creating work is filled with all types of different technical problems. Then when I try to look at the economical issues involved in the art career path. It is just unbelievably daunting. I currently spend about $1,000- $2,000 a year on materials. With not selling much of my work at this point. It puts me in a $1,500 hole each year. I don't mind because painting has become a major part of my life. Plus I don't want my skills to fall apart. I love thinking of this scenario. "If I sold 10 paintings this year for 1,000 dollars, that would be nice". The thought of getting people to spend hard earned money on my work at rather high prices is humbling. But if I DID sell 10 works for that. I would only have brought in 10,000 dollars. Minus material expenses, around 8,000. Deffinitely not enough to live on.
In the end I'm just curious how many of you make a net profit with selling work?? Any keys to your success??