How much should I charge?

I have been commissioned to do a painting that is huge – 6 feet x 4 feet and the subject is a buzhkashi game – an Afghan version of polo, only they use a decapitated goat or calf instead of a ball.

Does anyone have any idea what I should charge for this – I have never done a work this big before.



  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioover 2 years ago

    Just the canvas and paint will cost you a pretty penny….not to mention your time and effort…at least $10.000!

  • Thanks Ray – it will be a lot of work

    – Shulie1

  • TrixiJahn
    TrixiJahnover 2 years ago

    For me, it depends who is commissioning. I would also relate the price to time and material – and ofcourse my creativity put into the piece. I also find, the price should be related to what my art has brought in the past.
    A hard one to suggest any charge, Steph. If you want, I can call you and we can talk “experience” ;-)))
    Hugz, my talented friend! Im happy that you got such a lovely challenge for yourself! xoxox

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 2 years ago

    Thanks Trix – it will take a while to do this – a lot of horses. Did a preliminary sketch today, hope the client likes it