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Martinsburg, WV Painting
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The "Love Me" dog breed portraits are a series of slightly exaggerated detailed paintings filled with expression and playfulness.

Martinsburg, WV Painting
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Daisy the basset hound.  What a sweet face!
Daisy the basset hound. What a sweet face!
Brutus the yorkshire terrier is all attitude and hair!  Painted on a 11" X 14" canvas with acrylics.
Brutus the yorkshire terrier is all attitude and hair! Painted on a 11" X 14" canvas with acrylics.
Rizzo the schnauzer.  I've included this picture to show the original painting and the reproductions.
Rizzo the schnauzer. I've included this picture to show the original painting and the reproductions.
Sasha the sweet and playful siberian husky.
Sasha the sweet and playful siberian husky.
Ellie the lovable golden retriever is painted with acrylics on a 16" x 20" canvas.
Ellie the lovable golden retriever is painted with acrylics on a 16" x 20" canvas.
Barney Beagle, the first in the "Love Me" series and where it began!  Painted on a 11" X 14" canvas.
Barney Beagle, the first in the "Love Me" series and where it began! Painted on a 11" X 14" canvas.
Zoom, eager little jack russell terrier is painted with acrylics on a 16" X 20" canvas.
Zoom, eager little jack russell terrier is painted with acrylics on a 16" X 20" canvas.
Apollo the pitbull with his big pitbull smile!  Original painting 16" X 20"
Apollo the pitbull with his big pitbull smile! Original painting 16" X 20"
Meet Beans the boston terrier!  This image shows both the original painting and the reproduction.
Meet Beans the boston terrier! This image shows both the original painting and the reproduction.
This is Peanut the Chi-wow-wow!
This is Peanut the Chi-wow-wow!
Pug Thug
Pug Thug
Shadow the black labrador retriever
Shadow the black labrador retriever

Thank you for viewing my Kickstarter project!  My name is Sheila Mace and I am a full time artist living in Martinsburg WV. I would like to share with the Kickstarter world my  "Love Me" dog art series. My project is the next four paintings in the "Love Me" series.

Much of my work is by commission and for quite awhile now I have been itching to start a series of paintings that I would enjoy painting and would also share a smile with everyone who sees them. Then the "Love Me" art series hit me! 

"Love Me" art is a series of adorable, slightly exaggerated, detailed dog portraits that are filled with expression, hope and playfulness. My long term goal is to paint a "Love Me" portrait for every dog breed. My short term goal is to paint the next four dog portraits in the series, which is where Kickstarter comes in.

Each portrait is painted with acrylic on 11" X 14" canvas for the smaller breeds and 16" X 20" for larger breeds. The "Love Me" dog breed painting originals are for sale and I am making postcards, greeting cards, matted prints and more items as the theme develops. I am preparing for a one person month long exhibit at the Martinsburg Public Library in November 2013. I will also be exhibiting and promoting the "Love Me" series at regional arts/craft shows and other public events.

I currently have twelve "Love Me" dog breed paintings completed and have started on the thirteenth. The first 7 rewards that I am offering are a variety and combination of reproductions of the twelve paintings I've completed. Those breeds include black labrador retriever, pitbull, pug, schnauzer, beagle, siberian husky, boston terrier, jack russell terrier, chihuahua, yorkie, basset hound and golden retrierver. Reward #8 is an original "Love Me" dog portrait, you select the breed and get to name the painting!

I am very excited about the positive feedback and encouragement I have received for the"Love Me" concept and looking forward to painting each new adorable pup!  For an extra personal touch each painting is named for dogs that have owned me, for dogs that own my friends or dogs that I have met.

To learn more about me and to see my art please visit my Facebook profile at http://www.facebook.com/weeze.mace?ref=sgm  You will see in progress and completed photos of each "Love Me" painting and follow along with each new painting I do.

My project goal is $950.  The break down is $100 for canvases, paints and brushes. The remaining $850 is to cover the cost of printing reproductions, mattes, backing boards and frames. Any additional over my goal will go toward show and vendor fees and promoting the "Love Me" art series.

Thank you so much for looking over my project and I am hoping for your participation!

Sheila

Risks and challenges

I feel confident in my abitity to fulfill the rewards I've offered. I already have 90% of the rewards/reprocudtions made and ready to ship. I will have the remaining 10% in studio and available before my Kickstarter project ends.

As for reward #8, an original "Love Me" painting, I will personally contact you for your dog breed request and stay in touch with you as I paint it. If several people participate in the 8th reward paintings will be scheduled in the order funding was received. I am accustomed to working on commission and deadlines and will hold myself to the highest ethics. I appreciate your interest and participation and will honor it!

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    4 backers

    One full color 4" X 5.5" postcard hand signed on back by artist. Select from any of the 12 adorable "Love Me" dogs I have already painted and have reproductions of or I will gladly select one for you. Dog breeds available are black labrador retriever, pitbull, pug, schnauzer, beagle, siberian husky, boston terrier, jack russell terrier, chihuahua, basset hound, yorkie and golden retriever. I will mail it in an envelope so you will recieve it in suitable condition for framing.

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    2 backers

    One full color 5.5" X 8.5" oversize postcard hand signed on back by artist. Select from any of the 12 adorable "Love Me" dogs I have already painted and have reproductions of or I will gladly select one for you. Dog breeds available are black labrador retriever, pitbull, pug, schnauzer, beagle, siberian husky, boston terrier, jack russell terrier, chihuahua, basset hound, yorkie and golden retriever. I will mail it in an envelope so you will recieve it in suitable condition for framing.

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    2 backers

    One handmade "Love Me" heart shaped brooch/pin signed on back by artist. Measures approx. 1.75" wide and 1.50" tall. Select from any of the 12 adorable "Love Me" dogs I have already painted and have reproductions of or I will gladly select one for you. Dog breeds available are black labrador retriever, pitbull, pug, schnauzer, beagle, siberian husky, boston terrier, jack russell terrier, chihuahua, basset hound, yorkie and golden retriever.

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    2 backers

    Two of reward #1 and one reward # 3 which is two signed postcards and one signed brooch/pin. Feel free to specify and mix or match dog breeds. Select from any of the 12 adorable "Love Me" dogs I have already painted and have reproductions of or I will gladly select for you. Dog breeds available are black labrador retriever, pitbull, pug, schnauzer, beagle, siberian husky, boston terrier, jack russell terrier, chihuahua, basset hound, yorkie and golden retriever.

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    21 backers

    One full color print hand signed by artist. Matted with backing board and ready to slip into a 8" X 10" frame. Select from any of the 12 adorable "Love Me" dogs I have already painted and have reproductions of or I will gladly select one for you. Dog breeds available are black labrador retriever, pitbull, pug, schnauzer, beagle, siberian husky, boston terrier, jack russell terrier, chihuahua, basset hound, yorkie and golden retriever.

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    2 backers

    2 of reward #1, one each of rewards # 2,3,5 which is 2 signed postcards, one signed over size postcard, one signed brooch/pin, one signed matted ready to frame 8" X 10" print. Feel free to specify and mix or match dog breeds. Select from any of the 12 adorable "Love Me" dogs I have already painted and have reproductions of or I will gladly select for you. Dog breeds available are black labrador retriever, pitbull, pug, schnauzer, beagle, siberian husky, boston terrier, jack russell terrier, chihuahua, basset hound, yorkie and golden retriever.

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    Pledge $100 or more

    2 backers

    Everything in reward #6 and entitles you to name one of the soon to be painted original "Love Me" paintings. (no naughty or inappropriate names accepted) Feel free to specify and mix or match dog breeds. Select from any of the 12 adorable "Love Me" dogs I have already painted and have reproductions of or I will gladly select for you. Dog breeds available are black labrador retriever, pitbull, pug, schnauzer, beagle, siberian husky, boston terrier, jack russell terrier, chihuahua, basset hound, yorkie and golden retriever.

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    Pledge $400 or more

    1 backer

    An original "Love Me" dog painting! You can select the breed and name the painting! (no naughty or inappropriate names accepted) Depending on the breed you chose the painting size will be 11" x 14" canvas for smaller breeds and 16" X 20" canvas for larger breeds. Not intended to be a portrait of a specific pet, it will however be true to the breed. You would own this original "Love Me" painting and I retain copyright and rights to make reproductions.

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Funding period

- (30 days)