I won't tell you how to make mustard gas. I won't tell you that you can get the chemicals at Home Depot. I won't tell you that linseed oil is a great way to start a fire if you pour it into something that absorbs it and let it dry. I will tell you that you must take matters into your own hands. Sometimes you have to send a message, and sometimes that message is, "Fuck off." @Officer Hotpants
I fuckin' wish, bro. @Dex Stewart
Tell him his mother needs to stop charging so little. She's a good woman with talent. @coolmaster43232
Maybe you should threaten it with disassembly. @Mitchy
The problem with being an artist in the modern era is that good talent brings lots of desire. It's not enough anymore for the masses to gaze upon a brilliant work of art, maybe blow a liter of cock snot to it, and go on feeling happier. The people want more, and they want themselves involved, and they have money. Glorious, for the man who has yet to see what those with disposable income are capable of requesting.
It's times like these I remember that Michelangelo, on several occasions, was not paid for work that was commissioned because the customer wasn't happy, or on some occasions they simply refused, which made him especially angry. So, he started charging more, and wanted payment upfront. Half then, half later. It fixed his problem.
My answer that many artists, I believe, will not want to hear as well as the commissioners, is that artists should be charging more, an accepting only a limited amount of commissions at a time. If the work is overwhelming, then they need to reduce the amount of commissions they take on at one time. Of course, doing this can also limit their income, so the logical solution is to increase the price. Some artists do this by charging for different grades of art, or different things included, and sure that works fine, but in the end you have to decide if you need to be firm or not with your audience.
Michelangelo was with his, and we remember him still to this day. Not because he was firm, but because the work he did was fantastic, and those that cherished and adored it even then wrote about it. It moved them so much that they cared to write it down.
And that's all any of us could ever ask for in life. Before it all turns to dust.