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Benefits of Working Solely for Commissioned Art: Creating Value through Scarcity


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Commissioned Luxury Art by Osian Gwent

Exciting news! I recently received a deposit in my bank account for a commissioned art work that I submitted a proposal for a few months ago. This means that the commission is officially going ahead, and I couldn't be more thrilled about it.


Submitting a proposal for a commissioned artwork includes a contract together with my terms and conditions. I'm exceedingly grateful for this opportunity. I'm excited to get started on the project and bring my creative ideas to life. It's going to be a challenging and rewarding experience, and I can't wait to share the finished product with you.


This commission is also a great reminder of the benefits of working solely for commissions. While it may not be for everyone, there are some significant advantages to consider. Here are just a few:


Flexibility: As a commission-based artist, I have the flexibility to create my own schedule and work on projects that align with my values, interests and strengths. I can choose to take on as many or as few commissions as I'd like, giving me the freedom to balance work and personal life.


Higher Earnings Potential: Commissions can offer a higher earning potential than traditional art sales. When I work on a commission, I have the opportunity to earn more money based the scarcity of my work.


Motivation: Because my income is directly tied to my output, commission-based artwork can be incredibly motivating. I am incentivised to produce high-quality work and achieve the desired results, which can drive me to work harder and more efficiently.


Autonomy: Commission-based artwork can provide a high degree of autonomy. I am responsible for managing my own projects and deadlines, which can be empowering and fulfilling.


Professional Development: As a commission-based artist, I have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects that can expand my skillset and portfolio. This can lead to more opportunities and growth in my career.


Overall, commission-based artwork can be a great option for those who value flexibility, higher earning potential, motivation, autonomy, and professional development. If you’re considering working solely for commissions, take the time to weigh the pros and cons and determine if it's the right fit for you.


In addition to the benefits I mentioned earlier, another advantage of working solely for commissions is the value that can be created by scarcity and rarity. As someone who only paints a few times a year, each commission becomes a unique and rare piece of art that holds significant value for both the artist and the collector.


This sense of scarcity and rarity can make a commission even more special and exclusive, adding to its overall worth. As a commission-based artist, I am able to focus my time and energy on creating something truly unique and valuable for my clients, and they can be assured that they are receiving a one-of-a-kind piece of art that is truly special.


So if you're looking for a unique and valuable addition to your art collection, consider commissioning an artist who works solely on commissions. With a focus on creativity, flexibility, and exclusivity, commission-based artists can provide a level of value that cannot be found in traditional art marketplaces.

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