Hey everyone! Haven't posted here in quite a while, but I've got some kind of problem that came up today:
I've been painting for some time now and recently started a still life of a skull wearing a mask and hat. Nothing too spectacular, just for the mere purpose of practising. I am NOT professional, since I am only 18 years old, still live at home, go to school. Yet art is my number one hobby and I plan to study it and eventually go pro at some time.
Today my painting teacher called me up and said that a woman entered his atelier in order to look for paintings and maybe buy something. My still-life of the skull was around somewhere (not on purpose though) and she saw it and asked if she could buy it. He told her that it wasn't his work but one of his students.
I put a couple of hours into the painting, maybe 4-5, yet it isn't really finished in my opinion. So I was really surprised that someone wanted to buy the thing.
The thing is: I am not too familiar with what to charge for such a piece of work, and I have not spoken to or seen the client yet.
SO: What should I charge?
Hope you can help a bit,