Whether you’re looking to get rid of that old painting that’s been hanging around in your attic, or you are an artist looking to sell your work, this is the course for you.
This is a clear, concise and comprehensive series of modules that will take you through the Sherlock Technique – my step-by-step process to valuing your art. My style is casual and clear. I don’t believe in using a lot of complex language as I want the joy of buying and selling art to be accessible to all.
You don’t even need to leave the house to complete the course. All the course materials can be downloaded for you to print out and you will need to have your painting in front of you to inspect it as you move through the modules. I recommend you give yourself a morning/afternoon to complete the whole course if you are doing it all in one go.
This lecture describes the difference between Watercolour and Gouache painting.
Learn about oil painting and how to distinguish between an oil and an acrylic.
This lecture introduces the medium of charcoal, chalk and pastel.
This lecture considers the differences between Pencil, Pen and Sanguine drawings.
This lecture takes a brief look at different types of printing such as etching, engraving, lithographs and mezzotint.
Learn about some of the major styles and artistic movements of the 19th century.
This lecture describes some of the main artistic movements and styles of the early 20th century.
This lecture describes styles prominent in the latter part of the 20th Century.
How does subject matter affect price?
Learn how to put a date on your painting.
This lecture works through the medium, condition issues, dating and authorship of an example painting.
This lecture follows a step by step guide to using online auction sites to value your work.
This lecture describes how to make visual comparisons and convert them into price decisions.
This lecture provides a second example of using online auction sites to value your picture.
This lecture includes a step-by-step guide to valuing your artwork when you have a signature.
This lecture describes the steps needed if you cannot read the signature or your picture is monogrammed.
This video takes you through my step by step process to pricing your artwork when you have no information on the artist. The example used is a portrait in oils.
This lecture works through an example of pricing an oil painting depicting a still life with copper kettle.
This lecture works through an example of pricing a watercolour landscape painting.
This lecture works through an example of pricing a pastel portrait painting.
This lecture works through an example of pricing a graphite (pencil) landscape drawing.
This course has been devised by Dr. Charlotte Drew for Sulis Fine Art, an online affordable art company based in the UK. Charlotte is a specialist in 19th-Century British Art and completed a Ph.D in the subject in 2015. Her research has been published in internationally recognised journals such as the Sculpture Journal and the Journal of Art Historiography.