It takes me about 12 hours over a period of 4 days to complete a painting roughly.
This all depends on the size of the piece and the level of detail. Sketching usually takes me 1 hour-2 hours.
Priming the canvas with acrylic gesso and waiting on the canvas to dry usually takes about 2-3 hours altogether.
I factor in the supplies, shipping and handling, and the my worth.
To start any painting, it costs roughly 150.00 pending the specifics. For large paintings 30x40 and higher, I charge a flat rate of 250.00 S&H which includes the box, packaging, ground shipping and oversize surcharge from where it will be mailed out from IE UPS/USPS.
The remaining charges are based on the artist's worth and preference.
I began painting in the 7th grade around 1995 when I took my first Art class. Later around 1998, I took a class in the 10th grade during high school. After joining the Marine Corps in 2000 I began painting recreationally because I knew eventually I would get to this point.
I'd say seriously painting since 2008.
I've been a lover of art since elementary.
Music inspires me as I am painting. There's a multitude of things that inspire me. I am inspired to inspire folks to follow their dreams. I am inspired by culture and spirituality.