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A series of beautifully-crafted botanical art prints celebrating the joy of vegetables
A series of beautifully-crafted botanical art prints celebrating the joy of vegetables
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Inspired by an empty wall in my kitchen, I’ve set out to create a series of six paintings featuring some of my favorite vegetables.

The goal: to reproduce these paintings as beautiful, high-quality prints - and that's where you come in. With enough funding, I'll be able to order these prints in volume, which helps keep my costs down and enables me to continue doing what I love, which is producing artwork and sharing it with you.

But enough about me... what about the cool stuff you're going to get? Without further ado:

 

 

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Actual size will be 2"x3"
Actual size will be 2"x3"

 

Prints will be on Moab Entrada Rag Natural 290 gsm, an archival, warm white, 100% cotton, slightly textured fine art surface. Image size will be 8"x10" with a white border of at least 1/2 in. for easy framing. Each print will be signed by the artist.
Prints will be on Moab Entrada Rag Natural 290 gsm, an archival, warm white, 100% cotton, slightly textured fine art surface. Image size will be 8"x10" with a white border of at least 1/2 in. for easy framing. Each print will be signed by the artist.

(Samples I've ordered so far have fantastic quality and weight - I'm totally thrilled with them!)

Original painting in acrylic and oil on hardboard panel. Image size is 11"x14", with a border of at least 1/2 in. on all sides for easy framing
Original painting in acrylic and oil on hardboard panel. Image size is 11"x14", with a border of at least 1/2 in. on all sides for easy framing

 

 

The series will include six paintings, three of which I've completed so far (carrot, cucumber, and radish), with sketches for an additional three which I'll complete over the coming weeks, featuring summer squash, cabbage or cauliflower, and a final mystery vegetable to be chosen by backers.

Rough color sketch exploring how the final art could look all together
Rough color sketch exploring how the final art could look all together

 

Why vegetables? Because they're wonderfully delicious, beautiful to look at, and they grow from the ground - like magic! For me, this is a small way to honor these amazing foods and celebrate their awesome goodness.

Aesthetically, I've aspired to combine an admiration of old-timey botanical illustrations with a love of American folk art paintings, then interpret those influences in my own unique style.

 

 

A few of many preliminary sketches
A few of many preliminary sketches

Most of the work I do these days is digital, but for this project, it felt right to get back to traditional painting media. It takes a little longer, but there's nothing quite like making an actual physical painting - there's a life in the process and a presence to the end product that really make it something special.

 

 

 I'm a professional illustrator specializing in children's publications and stylized portraits, and it's been a long-time dream of mine to create art prints that people could hang in their homes. The idea that something I dreamed up could find its way onto your wall fills my little Becca-heart with joy. I hope you find as much enjoyment in these paintings as I have in creating them.

Risks and challenges

Once the remaining three paintings are completed and scanned, I'll be able to order the prints and magnets and get them shipped out by late November, well in time for the holidays should you choose to gift them!

Barring the unlikely event of death by paper cut, I'll be able to deliver all products well within the scheduled timeline.

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    Oh, Snap Pea

    Kickstarter exclusive: Download a Garden Veggie digital wallpaper for your computer or mobile device.

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    Cool as a Cucumber

    Set of 3 Garden Veggies fridge magnets featuring the paintings of your choice. Free shipping in the U.S.

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    The 'Rad' in Radish

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    Hello, Gourd-geous

    1 8x10 fine art print featuring the veggie painting of your choice, signed by the artist. Free shipping in the U.S.

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    Lettuce Turnip the Beet

    Set of 3 8x10 fine art prints featuring the veggie paintings of your choice, signed by the artist. Free shipping in the U.S.

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    Chard Core

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    All the Things!

    A set of 6 8x10 fine art prints signed by the artist, AND a set of 6 fridge magnets featuring the veggie paintings of your choice. Best of both worlds! Free shipping in the U.S.

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    Original Painting

    Own one of the original 11x14 Garden Veggie paintings in acrylic & oil on hardboard. Paintings are unframed. Shipping included.

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    Commission an Original Painting

    Commission and have shipped to you an original 11x14 painting in acrylic & oil on hardboard. Subject may be any vegetable of your choice. Prints of this image will later be made available as part of the series. Shipping included.

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