Pricing Paintings

While looking through all my paintings… old and new… and pricing them for the sale this weekend,  I found this old painting I did a couple of years ago from a photograph of the most colorful town in Italy…Burano.

Boats at Burano

11″ x 14″ oil on gessoed board

I painted it because I loved the colors, and I have been trying to use more colors, like the purple in the sidewalks. But I wasn’t thrilled about the way it turned out back then, so away it went, out into a large box in the garage. Now after all that time, I pulled it out again and I really like it. Funny how time can change your perspective.  I’m pricing this one at $85.00 with a white frame included.

This is what I have been doing for the past two days…pricing paintings.


Putting little stickers with prices on them, so I can compare everything. Finally, the stickers had to go, and I used white tags instead, but they did help me decide what to charge.

How do you price your paintings?  Any suggestions here? I’m pricing these low in hopes that I will sell a bunch. I don’t know if that is a good idea or not.  Any thoughts?