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A powerful painting of an old steam locomotive painted in a classical style with a thought provoking narrative.
A powerful painting of an old steam locomotive painted in a classical style with a thought provoking narrative.
61 backers pledged $9,205 to help bring this project to life.

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I'm honored to have been invited to ArtPrize 2013! My painting will be displayed at the DeVos Place Convention Center.

I wanted to do something epic for this competition, so I'm painting a 8' tall by 20' wide painting of a vintage steam locomotive train entitled "The Standoff". The underlying narrative is how we as mankind overcome our challenges. I wanted to add in a little of my own humor to portray that. If art isn’t making you think its not living up to its full potential.

Please support my project! I'm grateful for any donation amount and have set up some awesome rewards for contributors.

Fund raised will go towards:

Belgian Linen Canvas - $2100

Custom Stretcher Bars - $1200

Paint & Supplies - $450

Marketing Materials - $1800

Transportation to/from Michigan - $1500

Lodging & Food - $1000 for 3 weeks

Installation - $300

Risks and challenges

Transporting the piece safely will be the biggest challenge. I'll be travelling 1500 miles across country with the painting in a trailer. Installing a piece in a new location is always risky. I've transported hundreds of paintings successfully in the past and if something unfortunate happens to the painting (like a scratch) I can fix it on location.

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    A postcard of "The Standoff"

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    A 5x7 signed print of "The Standoff" or any image of a painting from my website

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    A DVD of the time lapse video of my process painting this piece with a personalized thank you note

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    An 8x10 signed print of "The Standoff" or any image from my website that you choose.

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    A 14x18 print of "The Standoff" OR any of my paintings that you choose from my website.

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    A signed 24"x60" poster of "The Standoff"

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    A package of all previous reward items - a postcard, 5X7, 8x10, and 14x18 signed print of your choice, and a signed 24x60 poster of "The Standoff"

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    Your name incorporated into the original painting. For example: on the plaque on the train, or carved into the stone, etc. PLUS all previous reward items.

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    Your name incorporated into the original painting. For example: on the plaque on the train, or carved into the stone, etc. PLUS one of the 4 original 6"x12" train studys that were completed prior to the final painting. Oil on panel.

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    Your name incorporated into the original painting. For example: on the plaque on the train, or carved into the stone, etc. PLUS the only 12"x30" study of "The Standoff". Framed, Oil on Panel.

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