Having taken some art courses in college, and sometimes being the best student in the class, makes for an easy transition to an artist. When you show someone your artwork, and they say, “Well, yeah, it looks real nice. Yeah, it’s good,” then you gotta take a good hard look at your work and decide if it really is any good……………….On the other hand, when you show someone your artwork, and they say, “Yeah, right. You didn’t do that. Come on,” then you know you’ve got some talent…………Also, take a look at what professional artists are doing. What does their work look like compared to yours? Maybe it’s a little better, but after a while, you will also get better. You learn by doing. I don’t think a lot of them should be artists at all. Sure, an artist is going to like his own work. I liked my own art work when I was 5 years old, but now I think what I did then is horrible, so it’s really hard to gauge yourself……….Take a look at what your favorite artists have done, for example at www.primopaintings.com and decide if you could do something almost as good. If you can’t, will you be able to do something almost as good in a year or two? If so, then maybe you should give it a shot………..Another problem is whether or not you can live on your art profits. Do you know how to price your art or how to negotiate?……………. I’m terrible at sales and negotiating, so I’ve tried to get people to sell my art for me. Some people said no way, but a few said they would. One woman said she would sell my art work if I got a display rack, so I bought one for about $350, then she changed her mind, so now I have a big display rack to take up space, and I’m out $350…………..I remember reading a book by a best-selling author, and he pointed out that he wasn’t necessarily the best author, just the best-selling author. His salesmanship surpassed his writing ability. That’s also something to consider in art. Will you ever sell it? Feel free to go to www.primopaintings.com and check it out. The choice is yours.