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## How much should a painting be worth?

Multiply the painting’s width by its length to arrive at the total size, in square inches. Then multiply that number by a set dollar amount that’s appropriate for your reputation. I currently use \$6 per square inch for oil paintings. Then calculate your cost of canvas and framing, and then double that number.

### How do you price a square inch painting?

Obtain your square inch price by multiplying length times width and dividing your selling price by the total number of square inches. For example, a 12″ x 16″ painting that you sell for \$400 will cost \$2.08 per square inch. Subsequently, your 24 x 36″ painting will be \$2.08 x 864 square inches = \$1,797.

Do paintings hold value?

A recent academic study, based on examining data from 1.2 million auction house sales of paintings, drawings and prints, concluded that art appreciated in value by a modest 3.97% per year, in real US dollar terms, between 1957 and 2007.

How do I get a painting appraised?

Consider finding an appraiser to determine the value of your artwork. Appraisers are trained specialists who work for a fee. They evaluate your piece and give you a written statement of its value. Although the following organizations do not provide appraisals themselves, they each publish a directory of their members.

## What size painting sells the best?

At present, most people prefer medium to small paintings for their living and bedrooms with moderate themes. The most commonly preferred frames are 20″ x 24″,16″ x 20″ and 11″ x 14″. For posh galleries, exhibition areas and auditoriums the preferred size is generally 24″ x 36″ and 30″ x 40″.

### What is a good price per square inch for art?

I price smaller paintings at \$1 per square inch so as to be affordable… and larger paintings at \$1.50 to \$2 per square inch.. because they’ll appeal only to serious art collectors.

Is art a good investment 2020?

The art market has seen both peaks and valleys, but it consistently returns 7.6% to investors, according to one price index, and outperformed the stock market in 2018. According to a 2020 report by Art Basel and UBS, the art market is now worth \$64.1 billion[1].

How can I get my painting appraised for free?

Please email [email protected] to receive a free estimate of your artwork. Original art only please (oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, pastel, pencil, sculpture, etc.). We will research your artwork and get back to you via e-mail within a few business days.