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A project to create a portfolio of large, tremendously colorful portraits

Hello, My name is Oger and I am a self-taught painter from Denver, Colorado. The hardest part about learning to paint is staying motivated, and having specific goals and deadlines is the easiest and most effective way to combat that. 

I love to paint, but more, I love to paint for people. That's where you come in! I need to practice faces, and pulling photos off of facebook has been done to death, plus its a little creepy. I plan to collect photos from backers, and paint big, colorful portraits of them. Since I'll hopefully end up with more photos than I'll ever be able to paint, I'll have to choose from a 'pool'. If I choose your photo, I'll send you a digital photo of the painting, and let you know when and where your portrait will appear in an art show. 

I have been featured in a number of art exhibits and shows around Denver, but none with just portraits, so I am excited about this project!

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    I'll add your photo (if you wish) to the pool of photos that I will select from to do the portraits, plus you'll get a 3x5 thank you card with my goofy signature on the front. Score!

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    I'll almost definitely do your portrait, and you'll get the thank-you card! I'll let you know if I choose you to paint! If I do, You'll get a digital photo of the complete piece, plus I'll keep you up-to-date on any shows you'll appear in.

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    I'll definitely do your portrait, and you'll get the thank-you card! You'll get a digital photo of the complete piece, plus I'll keep you up-to-date on any shows you'll appear in. I will also do a very tiny (like 2"x3") painting of you, and I'll send it to you! Neat!

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    4 backers Limited (1 left of 5)

    I'll definitely do your portrait plus you get to tell me what color you'd prefer to see yourself in, and you'll get the thank-you card. Also, you'll get a digital photo of the complete piece, plus I'll keep you up-to-date on any shows you'll appear in. Finally, you'll get a signed LE 8x10 print of the painting that I think turned out the best! Wow!

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    For the camera-shy, I'll send you a smallish (5"x5", 6"x6" or 8"x10" or whatever I've got laying around my studio) painting of whatever I feel like. It probably won't be a face, but it might be creepy or weird or something. Finally, you'll get a signed LE 8x10 print of the painting that I think turned out the best! Wow!

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    7 backers Limited (3 left of 10)

    I might do a big version of your portrait, but I will definitely do a smallish (5"x5", 6"x6" or 8"x10" or whatever I've got laying around my studio) painting of you, and I'll send it to you! And you'll get the thank-you card! Wow! I'll let you know if I choose you to paint. If I do, You'll get a digital photo of the complete piece, plus I'll keep you up-to-date on any shows you'll appear in.

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    3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)

    You'll receive a medium-sized (12"x12" or 11"x14" or whatever I've got laying around my studio) painting of yourself, plus I'll probably do a larger portrait of you for any art shows that I'm in.

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    Comedy option! I'll chat with you for a few hours on facebook about art or anything else you like, plus send you the thank-you card. I won't paint your portrait though, so you can just forget about that. But you'll get a signed LE 8x10 print of the painting that I think turned out the best! Wow!

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    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    Whoa! I'll definitely do your portrait in your favorite color, plus I'll redo it if you don't like it! Also, I'll video-tape the process of painting it and email you a copy. And you'll get the thank-you card! You'll get a digital photo of the complete piece, plus I'll keep you up-to-date on any shows you'll appear in.

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    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    Hey! I'll totally do your portrait in your favorite color, plus I'll redo it if you don't like it! And you'll get a 8x10 giclee print of it shipped right to you! And you'll get the thank-you card! I'll keep you up-to-date on any shows you'll appear in.

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    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    Hey! I'll totally do your portrait in your favorite color, plus I'll redo it if you don't like it! And you'll get a 11x14 giclee print of it shipped right to you! And you'll get the thank-you card! I'll keep you up-to-date on any shows you'll appear in.

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    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    Okay, so your portrait is going to be 18x24, and I'm going to ship the original to you after the first show that it appears in. Plus, surprise, you'll get the thank-you card!

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    Haha, really? Shoot, I'll fly or drive to wherever you live (US only please) and paint your portrait in front of you! The canvas will be whatever size you like, too. I'll even let you keep the original! I guess I could write a dedication or a truly terrible poem on the back of the canvas too.

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