I think the time has come to look for an agent. I've finally been able to resolve something that was still bothering me even after the last revision of my favorite manuscript. Since my least favorite thing to do is to market stories once they're finished, an agent is a good solution. Unfortunately, the process for finding an agent is the same as finding a publisher except that you don't get paid anything when they say, "Sure, I'll take you on." Laura K. pointed me to at this site.
After looking at the figures, I decided that, economically speaking, there's a lot to be said for agents. Their know-how basically doubles what you would make without them, so they are worth their cut.
Learn Acrylic Painting with Beth at the Hoffman Estates, IL Michaels store. Click on the image above to go to Michaels online class sign-up page and check the schedule to find the class for you.
Beth and friends
Just a few pals.
Commission a Portrait
2014 Portrait Pricing
Images come in a plastic print sleeve on foamcore backing for protection, and are treated with non-yellowing Grumbacher Matte Fixative. Prices below do not include shipping and handling or Illinois sales tax of 8%.
8x10 pencil portrait (not matted or framed):
•$95 (one subject)
•$125 (two subjects)
11 x 14 pencil portrait (not matted or framed):
•$140 (one subject)
•$170 (two subjects)
•$200 (three subjects)
Acrylic paintings (unframed):
•$150 to 200 (8 x 10)
• $300 to 350 (11 x 14)
Landscape-style pricing may vary, depending on image.
Just write it!
By the pool
My favorite pictures to work on are pencil portraits of children.