Many of us, for some reason or another, have a special place in our heart for a specific type of flower. The blue rose that was in your corsage at your first high school dance. The white lilies your husband sheepishly handed to you on your first date. The red geraniums you watched your mother water in her garden while you were growing up. Flowers are inciters of memories and emotions, as well as symbols of beauty and pause.
For this project, I will be making a series of eight to twelve watercolors of flowers. At the $100 level pledge and above, I will paint a watercolor of the flower of your choice; a completely unique, original work of art. The flowers will be painted against the white background of the paper, in the style of Audubon or wildflower field-guides. The common and scientific name of the flower will be penciled in at the bottom. Here is an example of what I mean (this would be roughly equivalent to the $100 reward level):
You can watch the creation of the above image by watching the project video. Here is another example (roughly equivalent to the $500 reward):
This project will develop a portfolio of my watercolor work, using your suggestions as my guide!
The rewards I have available do not have to be just for you! They also make great gifts for the holidays. A set of note cards could be a great gift for a loved one who likes sending out letters. A painting is a great customizable gift for someone you care about, a painting of a flower that means something to both of you, or you can let them pick out a flower that means something to them. Or did you know flowers were used to communicate specific messages during the Victorian era? Check out this list for some inspiration. Or give one of these paintings as a birthday gift- of that person's birthday flower! I will guarantee the first four backers who donate at the $100 level or higher delivery of their reward by the holidays. For any backers after that, who want to give one of the rewards as a holiday gift, I can print a gift certificate for your painting that can be given to the intended recipient. Donate now, and you can have some of your holiday shopping done months ahead of time! Each painting will take me approximately a month, so after the project closes, if you have donated at the $100 level or higher, I will email you a revised estimated delivery date based on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Thank you very much for your consideration, and I hope to make a painting for you!
(Please feel free to message me if you have any questions. I am happy to answer them!)
Note: No, I do not paint as fast as you see me painting in the video. That is 32 times as fast as I actually paint!
Also, if you are interested in getting both a painting AND note cards, donate at the reward level for the painting you'd like and add $15 to your total pledge for 6 cards, $25 for 12 cards.
As extra incentive for you to spread the word of this project to people you know, if we exceed my goal of $800, I will include the initial sketches with all painting purchases, so that you get two artworks for the price of one! So spread the word and increase the value of your reward! :)
- (15 days)