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A series of oil paintings inspired by scientific properties of liquids from Pop Surrealist art duo, Lulu Lin.
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WHAT IS THIS PROJECT FOR? We are raising money to complete  our collaborative painting series, Fluid Dynamics, which features paintings inspired by the scientific concepts of liquids.

ABOUT FLUID DYNAMICS

Below are the six paintings that we have completed so far. In addition to these, we have 9 more paintings planned for this series including Sublimation, Vessel, and Viscosity.

Surface Tension - 30x48" - Oil and Gold Leaf on Canvas
Surface Tension - 30x48" - Oil and Gold Leaf on Canvas
Colloid - 30x48" Oil on Canvas
Colloid - 30x48" Oil on Canvas
Capillarity - 30x48" Oil and Gold Paint on Canvas
Capillarity - 30x48" Oil and Gold Paint on Canvas
Buoyancy - 36x36" Oil on Canvas
Buoyancy - 36x36" Oil on Canvas
Currents 1 - 24x24" Oil on Canvas
Currents 1 - 24x24" Oil on Canvas

Currents 1 and Currents 2 began with the concept of flow diagrams and oceanic currents. We searched for an organic and aesthetically beautiful way that flow diagrams manifest in nature and arrived at sea anemones. 

Currents 2 - 24x24" Oil on Canvas
Currents 2 - 24x24" Oil on Canvas

Looking for our INKLING artwork? Scroll down past the prizes.

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PLEDGE $1 - Our eternal gratitude!

PLEDGE $5 - 2.25" Art Button (randomly selected) + An Email With an "Enlightening" Mini-Comic About Our Work Process :)

PLEDGE $10 - TWO 2.25" Art Buttons + MP3 Download of Original Music From Our Process Video by Michael Calvin Dotsey (see below). 

One Fluid Dynamics button, one Inkling button, chosen at random.

PLEDGE $20 - Set of FOUR Signed Postcard Prints (approx. 4x6"). Choose whichever combination you want! Behind each postcard will be a hand-written note about what inspired us to create that piece.

PLEDGE $25 or PLEDGE $35

  • $25 - ONE 9x12" Signed Giclee Print
  • $35 - TWO 9x12" Signed Giclee Prints

Choose from the prints below:

PLEDGE $27 - T-shirt Featuring CURRENTS Artwork. Let us know what size you wear. S-XL Available.

PLEDGE $55 (OR $100) - TWO (or FOUR) 12x18" Giclee Signed Prints. Choose any two from the prints below:

PLEDGE $75 - Art Necklace + One of a Kind Hand-painted Jewelry Box + Matching Print. Choose between Fluid Dynamics and Inkling:

PLEDGE $150 - ORIGINAL Sketch Based on the Painting of Your Choice. Approximately 12x12" or comparable size. Choose from any currently completed painting from the Fluid Dynamics or Inkling series.

PLEDGE $200 - Come hang out with us in Houston! Choose between May 3rd and May 18th. We have a bunch of fun activities planned, including a mini art lesson :D

PLEDGE $250 - ALL TEN Inkling Prints + ORIGINAL Watercolor Sketch (9x12")

PLEDGE $450 - Giclee canvas reproduction of any (currently completed) painting from the Fluid Dynamics series. See your choices above! 

PLEDGE $700 - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Pick ANY 9x12" or 6x9" ORIGINAL painting from our Inkling collection. See your choices below! 

PLEDGE $900 - ANY ORIGINAL painting from the Inkling collection. See your choices below! 

PLEDGE $1300 - Colored Waters ORIGINAL Painting. Framed 18x24" watercolor on paper.

PLEDGE $2200 - COMMISSION (Special rate!) We will create a painting at your request. Choose from the following sizes/media: 

  • Oil on 12x36" canvas
  • Oil on 24x24" canvas
  • Watercolor on 12x18" paper

PLEDGE $4200 - FIRST PICK of either the Currents 1 or Currents 2 ORIGINAL paintings from our Fluid Dynamics series.(See top of the page for images)

PLEDGE $6500 - FIRST PICK of a large ORIGINAL painting from our Fluid Dynamics series. Choose from Surface Tension, Colloid, Buoyancy, and Capillarity. (See top of the page for images)

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ABOUT INKLING

Inkling is the first collaborative series by Lulu Lin. These paintings feature whimsical images of girls and animals in a surreal compositions.

With the exception of Ultramarine, which has already been sold, all of the INKLING original paintings are still available. 

Buoyancy Process Video

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Cost Breakdown

  • About 30% of funds raised will go toward materials, printing, and shipping for prizes.
  • About 10% goes toward credit card andKickstarter fees
  • $1200-1500 is for raw materials (paint, brushes, and about 15 canvases at $55-120 each)
  • $250 - Sony Handycam to record time-lapse and tutorial videos
  • $300 - Epson Artisan 1430 Printer

To see more of our work, visit LULULIN.COM >>

Risks and challenges

Currently, we have 6 completed paintings, 1 in-progress painting, and 5 more developed concepts waiting in the wings. With your support, we are confident that we can finish at least 15 paintings in this series and documenting our process so that you can follow our journey and share in our experiences.

The main challenge is trying to get our work out there so that we can line up some art show opportunities. We're currently looking into multiple routes of showing our work including traditional art galleries and annual art fairs in our area. Of course, there are no guarantees that these opportunities will pan out, but we have already gotten quotes from a few venues and real estate companies, and we will definitely put together a show for this series.

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