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"Desperately Seeking Adventure-Self-Portraits Phase IV"

10 Paintings, self-portraits, based on 10 trips, trying to capture the real weight of the experienced/sought after adventure.

"Desperately Seeking Adventure-Self-Portraits Phase IV"

10 Paintings, self-portraits, based on 10 trips, trying to capture the real weight of the experienced/sought after adventure.

$2,966
pledged of $8,470pledged of $8,470 goal
25
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 7 2012 6:49 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 7, 2012

About

"Desperately Seeking Adventure--Self-Portraits Phase IV" 

Ten paintings based on ten photographic self-portraits done after each of ten trips taken between October of 2011 and October 2012.  

I am budgeting $650 per painting to cover the cost of materials, metal, stretcher bars, linen, and paint for eight paintings and about $150.00/month to cover a percentage of studio costs over the next eight months.  This budget leaves a small balance to cover the cost of putting on a show at the end of June of 2013 and to ship the rewards for the eleven backers, selected randomly, to receive the paintings I'm gifting.  Hopefully I will find a gallery to host the show, if not I will do it myself.  

I will start as soon as I have the money to start and paint over the next eight months to finish this body of work and show it to you all.  

Five people who give $1 to $99 will have a chance to own one of the paintings from my studio from the series Self Portraits Phase III.  

"Racoon" Oil on paper, 2011
"Racoon" Oil on paper, 2011

Five people who donate between $100 and $499 will have a chance to win one of the pieces from the show.  They will have first choice of one of the ten pieces before they're offered to anyone else.  This means that I am giving away five of the ten paintings in the show!  The remaining five will still be available to buy and I will donate $100 from each sale to other kickstarter projects. 

"Troncones" Oil on linen, 2012
"Troncones" Oil on linen, 2012

This project is also a way for some of my friends and family members who have wanted one of my pieces but couldn't afford one to have a chance to get a painting for $5, $10, $20, $100.  This is an all or nothing situation.  If I'm not successful in raising this money in 30 days I get nothing and these paintings don't get made...sadness.  

I am also adding a third reward.  Backers that give $500 or more will be part of a drawing to win a painting of their choice from my studio.  There are fourteen paintings available for this and seven of these paintings are worth more than $3000.00!  

"Topei Fight in Silver" 2005, Oil on linen
"Topei Fight in Silver" 2005, Oil on linen

I have also decided to give $100 from every painting sold out of this show, if it happens, back to kickstarter projects.  Pay it forward I say!  

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge I can foresee is finding the venue or space to show the work and getting all the paintings done by June. If I cannot get a Gallery to commit to the show, then I will find a temporary space and put the show on myself. It will be more difficult this way, more expensive, but still completely doable. I have many friends in the art community here and can find a studio space for rent for a month and have contact lists for guest list as well as social media for promotion. I also have friends who are Gallery owners that could help me with promotion and media.

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