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A painting about trying to hold back one's own inner nature. Fund this project and receive a print.
A painting about trying to hold back one's own inner nature. Fund this project and receive a print.
A painting about trying to hold back one's own inner nature. Fund this project and receive a print.
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Detail from 'Holding Back Birds'
Detail from 'Holding Back Birds'

Holding Back Birds is a painting about trying to hold back one's own inner nature; it's like trying to hold back a flock of birds. No matter how determined you are, things are going to keep finding their way through. What could you be capable of, if you could free yourself of the task?

I'm using Kickstarter to take pre-orders for a variety of fine art prints made of this painting. The money from these orders will go towards the production of the print run as well as the creation of future paintings. With your support, I'll be able to make more art of the caliber.

This painting is also the beginning of a new direction in my personal work in which I am exploring narratives about gender identity and trans experiences through fantasy paintings like this one. This is an issue near to my heart and my own experiences, and I want to be able to create understanding and empathy through representation.

Detail from 'Pursuit Through the Mists'
Detail from 'Pursuit Through the Mists'

In addition to the 'Holding Back Birds' painting, I'm also offering open edition luster prints and postcards from the a selection of paintings I've produced this year. I'm proud of this new body of work and excited to be able to offer it in a format that does justice to the high level of detail and finish that I've invested into each painting.

Detail from 'Liran's Ascent'
Detail from 'Liran's Ascent'
'Holding Back Birds'
'Holding Back Birds'
                                 
 
'Pursuit Through the Mists'
'Pursuit Through the Mists'
'Liran's Ascent'
'Liran's Ascent'
'Amongst the Boughs'
'Amongst the Boughs'
Trepidation
Trepidation
   

In addition to the above paintings being available as prints, I have the following original (one-of-a-kind) artwork available through a unique tier in combination with one of the Limited Edition 16" x 20" Canvas Prints:

Grackle Drawing
Grackle Drawing

This 5" x 7" drawing on illustration board features a grackle, the same type of bird as in the 'Holding Back Birds' painting.

'Last Light'
'Last Light'

This is an 8" x 10" oil painting on wood panel that I did after being stopped in my tracks during an evening run in the woods; I was captivated by the sight of the final rays of sunset light striking this tree, casting star-shaped shadows from the leaves on the glowing trunk.

Also available at some tiers is a Sketch Collection Booklet as a bonus-- a 5.5" x 8" booklet with 16+ black and white pages containing sketches and progress work from throughout the year.

Detail from 'Holding Back Birds'
Detail from 'Holding Back Birds'

 Keep tabs on my work through any of the following places online:

My Website: sasharjones.com/
Instagram: sasharjones
Twitter: @SashaRJones
Tumblr: sasharjones.tumblr.com
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Risks and challenges

I've already gone through all the research I need to do to ensure there is no guess work involved in this process, investigating multiple printers and their options to find the best results. From there, I've done multiple rounds of test prints and color corrections beyond what is necessary to ensure that I'm absolutely confident in the products I'm offering.

If order volume is much larger than anticipated, there may be some delays in shipping, but I have left some buffer room in my schedule to allow for this possibility. My intent is to have everything shipped and on it's way to you in early December, so that there is plenty of time for things to arrive prior to the holidays. Sometimes unexpected delays do occur in shipping around this time of the year, but I will do everything possible on my end to ensure that things get out the door in a timely manner.

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    POSTCARD PACK -The complete set of five 6" x 9" gloss finish postcards featuring my artwork.

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    LUSTER PRINT - A 12" x 18" signed archival print of your choice. Printed on luster photo paper by the experts at El-Co Colorlabs. I've done two waves of color adjusting test prints to ensure the artwork is of exceptional color accuracy and contrast depth.

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    LUSTER PRINT THREE PACK - Three 12" x 18" signed archival prints of your choice.

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    LIMITED EDITION FINE ART PRINT - One 18" x 24" limited edition archival print on fine art paper for exceptional quality. Only 50 of these prints will be made. Also includes the 4 other paintings as 6" x 9" Postcard prints as a free bonus!

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    LUSTER PRINT DELUXE PACK - All five 12" x 18" signed archival prints, plus the Sketch Collection Booklet.

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    CANVAS PRINT - One 16" x 20" gallery-wrapped canvas print, hand coated in a UV protective topcoat. Signed and numbered, ready hang and easy to frame. Only 10 will be made of this limited run. Also includes the 4 other paintings as 6" x 9" Postcard prints as a free bonus!

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    CANVAS PRINT DELUXE PACK - One 16" x 20" signed and numbered limited edition "Holding Back Birds" canvas print, the four other 12" x 18" Luster Prints, and the Sketch Collection Booklet.

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    ORIGINAL GRACKLE DRAWING PACK - The original 5" x 7" 'Grackle I' drawing on illustration board, plus one 16" x 20" signed and numbered limited edition "Holding Back Birds" canvas print, the four other 12" x 18" Luster Prints, and the Sketch Collection Booklet.

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    ORIGINAL 'LAST LIGHT' PAINTING PACK - The original 8" x 10" 'Last Light' oil painting on wood panel, plus one 16" x 20" signed and numbered limited edition "Holding Back Birds" canvas print, the four other 12" x 18" Luster Prints, and the Sketch Collection Booklet.

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