Professional or student artist,  you may find yourself in the position of offering your art for sale.  Usually the dilemma is how much should you ask for your work of art.  There are a few things to consider,  one being, what the market will bear.  Unfortunately, like many things, I have seen the prices for art fall over the last several years.  When you consider the money spent on art supplies, lessons, and framing and also the time spent actually creating the work of art, you may never realize the value that you put into the piece.  To arrive at a price that I ask for a painting I ask myself,  "At what price am I willing to part with this piece?"  This can be quite inconsistent from painting to painting.  The longer you have a painting may lessen your attachment to it.   On the other hand, a particular painting will forever hold a spot in your heart.