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An art book showcasing the work of Erica Lyn Schmidt with a look at the process behind her traditional mixed media painting technique.
An art book showcasing the work of Erica Lyn Schmidt with a look at the process behind her traditional mixed media painting technique.
An art book showcasing the work of Erica Lyn Schmidt with a look at the process behind her traditional mixed media painting technique.
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2017 Art Book by Erica Lyn Schmidt

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 Welcome!

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my project. My name is Erica, and I'm an artist working in traditional mixed media. It's been a goal of mine for many years to publish a collection of my work and share my techniques of acrylic and oil painting. I'm so excited to be able to share this book with you!

 

2017 Art Book details: 

  • Trim size of 6x9"
  • Softcover (Laminated)
  • Perfect Bound
  • Now 60 pages!
  • 80lb Glossy Paper
  • BirdWhisperer Project Special Edition (Signed and Numbered)

   

 You can find more information about the BirdWhisperer Project here!

 

 

 

$12

  • One 5x7" Print: "Great Grey Sunrise" OR "Chubby Cockatoo" on 100% Cotton Somerset Velvet paper
  • US Shipping Included

$25

  • One signed copy of the book
  • Two bookmarks
  • Free US Shipping!

$40

  • Limited to 40 backers!
  • One signed copy of the book
  • Original Bird Sketch on the Title Page
  • Two bookmarks
  • Free US Shipping!

$70

  • One signed copy of the book
  • One 11x14" Limited Edition Print: "Harbinger in Red Morning" OR "Great Grey Sunrise" on 100% Cotton Somerset Velvet paper
  • Two bookmarks
  • US Shipping included
     

$125

  • One signed copy of the book
  • One 18x24" Limited Edition Print: "Harbinger in Red Morning" OR "Chubby Cockatoo" on 100% Cotton Somerset Velvet paper
  • Two bookmarks
  • US Shipping included 

 NEW!

 

$300

  • Only one available!
  • One signed copy of the book
  • 4x4" Original Art: "Yellow: Parakeet" Acrylic & Oil on a Cradled Panel
  • Two bookmarks
  • US Shipping included

$400

  • Only one available!
  • One signed copy of the book
  • 5x7" Original Art: "Iguana Study" Acrylic on flat panel
  • Two bookmarks
  • US Shipping included

 

$200

  • Only one available!
  • One signed copy of the book
  • 8x8" Original Art: "Spotted Pardalote" Charcoal Drawing, Framed
  • Two bookmarks
  • US Shipping included

 

 

 

$300

  • Only one available!
  • One signed copy of the book
  • 4x4" Original Art: "Blue: Peacock" Acrylic & Oil on a Cradled Panel
  • Two bookmarks
  • US Shipping included

$300

  • Only one available!
  • One signed copy of the book
  • 4x4" Original Art: "Golden-breasted Starling" Acrylic & Oil on a Cradled Panel
  • Two bookmarks
  • US Shipping included

$400

  • Limited to 6 backers!
  • One signed copy of the book
  • Original Custom Painting: 4x4" Acrylic & Oil on a Cradled Panel
  • Two bookmarks
  • US Shipping included

$500

  • Only one available!
  • One signed copy of the book
  • 6x9" Original Art: "A Welcome Sunrise" Acrylic & Oil on a Beveled Panel
  • Two bookmarks
  • US Shipping included

Stay Tuned for more Original Art to come!

 Would you like to add additional items to your order? Click the "Manage My Pledge" button to the right and increase your pledge by the dollar amount of your desired add-ons. International backers: Please contact me if you'd like multiples of similar items--I may be able to consolidate your shipment at a lower cost.

$10 each, or get both for $15!

  • 5x7" Print on 100% Cotton Somerset Velvet Paper (all tiers are eligible)
  • Your choice of "Great Grey Sunrise" OR "Chubby Cockatoo"
  • Since this is a small Add-On item, it can be combined with your existing order for no additional International Shipping. :)

 

$20 ($25 International)

  • Additional copy of 2017 Art Book (only book tiers are eligible)
  • Two Bookmarks
  • Free US Shipping

$45 ($70 International)

  • One 11x14" Limited Edition Print on 100% Cotton Somerset Velvet Paper (all tiers are eligible)
  • Your choice of "Harbinger in Red Morning" OR "Great Grey Sunrise"
  • US Shipping Included

$100 ($135 International)

  • 18x24" Print on 100% Cotton Somerset Velvet Paper (all tiers are eligible)
  • Your choice of "Harbinger in Red Morning" OR "Chubby Cockatoo"
  • US Shipping Included
 
  •  If we hit $3,250, the backers of this campaign will get to vote on their favorite image (three options) to have included as a print with every book reward tier!
  • This print will be 6x9" on 16pt heavy stock with a gloss finish.
  • A special Backer-Only update will be posted for voting if we reach this goal, and the chosen image will be determined at the end of the campaign.
  • Now that we've reached $2,250, a BirdWhisperer Project Guest Section has been added to the book! This will be a 10 page gallery featuring 20 pieces of art created for the BirdWhisperer Project by artists in our online community.
  • This will be an exclusive part of the First Edition print run! 

I love putting a spotlight on the beauty of nature and helping people see something about the world that they might otherwise overlook. I find endless inspiration right outside my door here in the scenery and wildlife of rural Wisconsin, and keep my bird feeders stocked to watch while enjoying my morning coffee.

In April 2016 I discovered the BirdWhisperer Project: a monthly online bird art challenge created by my lovely artist friends Amanda Makepeace and Melissa Gay. As these things sometimes go, I was completely sucked in--at this point I've created 18 pieces for the project and am happily leading the group as Creative Director. This project has helped me to grow in the studio and also be a part of an amazing community of artists.

 

 

$300

Only one available! One signed copy of the book 4x4" Original Art: "Blue: Peacock" Acrylic & Oil on a Cradled Panel Two bookmarks US Shipping included

Risks and challenges

The risks on this project are very low. About 95% of the art in the book has been completed, and I've designed several books in the past for self-published authors. I have also been a print broker for a major printing company for nearly ten years and am intimately familiar with the file preparation and ordering process.

I have selected a printer upon the highest recommendation of my professional peers, and my goal is to have a hard copy proof of the book ordered by the time the campaign ends. I will immediately begin fulfillment and shipping once I receive the printed books--I anticipate an earlier delivery than January, but have added some cushion here in the event of multiple proof revisions or printer delays. I've set extended delivery dates for the reward tiers that include custom sketches and commissioned art.

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    The Little Ladybird

    A 5x7" print on 100% Cotton Somerset Velvet paper.

    - One 5x7" Print: "Great Grey Sunrise" OR "Chubby Cockatoo"

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    The Zippy Hummingbird

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    The Book!

    - 2017 Art Book: 6x9" softcover, 50 pages
    - Two Bookmarks

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    The Simple Sparrow

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    The Dandy Goldfinch

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    The Book with a Bird Sketch Inside!

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    - Two Bookmarks

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    The Chirping Chickadee

    The Book with one 11x14" Limited Edition Print on 100% Cotton Somerset Velvet paper.

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    - One 11x14" Print: "Harbinger in Red Morning" OR "Great Grey Sunrise"
    - Two Bookmarks

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    The Classy Cardinal

    The Book with one 18x24" Limited Edition Print on 100% Cotton Somerset Velvet paper. Experience the art at its actual size!

    - 2017 Art Book: 6x9" softcover, 50 pages
    - 18x24" Print: "Chubby Cockatoo" OR "Harbinger in Red Morning"
    - Two Bookmarks

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    Spotted Pardalote (Original Art)

    The Book with the 8x8" original drawing "Spotted Pardalote." Charcoal on illustration board with copper colored metal frame.

    -8x8" Framed Drawing "Spotted Pardalote"
    -2017 Art Book: 6x9" softcover, 60 pages
    -Two Bookmarks

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    Golden-breasted Starling (Original Art)

    The Book with the 4x4" original painting "Golden-breasted Starling." Acrylic & Oil on a deep cradled panel.

    - 4x4" Painting "Golden-breasted Starling"
    - 2017 Art Book: 6x9" softcover, 50 pages
    - Two Bookmarks

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    Green: Hummingbird (Original Art)

    The Book with the 4x4" original painting "Green: Hummingbird" from the Primaries Series. Acrylic & Oil on a deep cradled panel.

    - 4x4" Painting "Green: Hummingbird"
    - 2017 Art Book: 6x9" softcover, 50 pages
    - Two Bookmarks

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    Blue: Peacock (Original Art)

    The Book with the 4x4" original painting "Blue: Peacock" from the Primaries Series. Acrylic & Oil on a deep cradled panel.

    - 4x4" Painting "Blue: Peacock"
    - 2017 Art Book: 6x9" softcover, 50 pages
    - Two Bookmarks

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    Yellow: Parakeet (Original Art)

    The Book with the 4x4" original painting "Yellow: Parakeet" from the Primaries Series. Acrylic & Oil on a deep cradled panel.

    - 4x4" Painting "Yellow: Parakeet"
    - 2017 Art Book: 6x9" softcover, 50 pages
    - Two Bookmarks

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    Commission Me (Original Art)

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    The Book with an original custom painting of a bird/animal of your choice!

    - 4x4" Custom Painting
    - 2017 Art Book: 6x9" softcover, 50 pages
    - Two Bookmarks

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    Iguana Study (Original Art)

    The Book with the 5x7" original painting "Iguana Study." Acrylic on a flat panel.

    - 5x7" Painting "Iguana Study"
    - 2017 Art Book: 6x9" softcover, 50 pages
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    A Welcome Sunrise (Original Art)

    The Book with the 6x9" original painting "A Welcome Sunrise." Acrylic & Oil on a beveled panel.

    - 6x9" Painting "A Welcome Sunrise"
    - 2017 Art Book: 6x9" softcover, 50 pages
    - Two Bookmarks

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