I have worked on an oil painting over a weekend, Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday for a combined 22 hours. It is easy to get lost in time especially if creating fine art is your passion. There are other times where a piece, using acrylics has only taken me four hours.
Fine Artists not only create artwork they also run seminars on how to interpret Fine Art, teach studio art courses through community venues, museums(e.g Smithsonian), or as professors at college. Teaching a course at the Smithsonian on rotation for example would mean working approximately 6.5 hours for that month including teaching and adding time for preparing for the course work.
The possibilities and opportunities are limitless, especially with social media. Now anyone in the world can see your artwork.
Gale recommends the following next steps:
Working from home will not help you
Earn more . Fine artist are freelancers
This means you have deadlines
And no one to remind you
Or help you. With questions
Fine artist is not a easy career
Forget about a pet .