I am busy making the rewards for the successful Kickstarter project I had. I made 25+ book marks for all the patrons. Everyone got one.
And the image above shows me painting one of the $40 rewards – a 5″ x 7″ acrylic painting. They are turning out well. Its a real great deal for all the people who supported me. Discount high quality original artwork from an artist! Thanks everyone who supported me!
I finished the $25 Rewards for my Kickstarter project today. Here they are on a line in my studio:
I am happy with the way they turned out.
Avalanche Peak near the Maroon Bells Wilderness Area
Buffalo Creek Station
Stevens Gulch Ranch
White Sands N.P. from the mountains
Glen Canyon and the Colorado River
Hubbard Creek, near Bowie, CO
Some falls in Yellowstone N.P.
Now to get the book marks to go with the little paintings and mail them out to my patrons!
I have been busy painting the small watercolor paintings for the reward category of $25. Its been great to be in the studio! The sunny days make it very bright as my studio is attached to the little sun room, which warms up the place.
I am almost finished with those small gems of paintings. I am also working on the book marks, doing a few each evening. I am enjoying using pen and colored pencil as its a different medium than what I normally use to create images. Every patron, no matter the amount they donate, will get a book mark enclosed in a thank you card. I think its important to be polite and acknowledge the generosity of everyone.
Well I have 4 hours left in my Kickstarter crowd funding project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/keshetart/changing-the-medium and I have made my goal plus a bit more. I’ll get my money in a few weeks and then be able to purchase what I need for oil painting. I’m already working on sketches and ideas for the 20+ paintings I am sending to my patrons as rewards for their generous donations.
I had a great success at my retreat, painting for 5 full days and 4 part days after that. I got 5 finished paintings, 4 were worth keeping. I also started #6 and finished it at home. I’ve finished another one since then.
Now I am doing all these small watercolors for some rewards and also for reward bookmark gifts for my Kickstarter project.
Next goal – getting enough work finished and documented and getting into a gallery or two.