$605 pledged of $1,500 goal
backers
By Kim Morin Weineck
$605 pledged of $1,500 goal
backers

About

BLUE MARSH, original gouache, 5x7
BLUE MARSH, original gouache, 5x7

Although my name is Kim, often at an art opening my family will call me "Marsha" because marshes feature prominently in my work. At a MassArt class about landscapes, I learned that marshes are one of the places I feel the most kinship with as a painter. 

In painting only the marsh, I've narrowed the project to one subject, and I am excited to work in a deliberate series with the goal to make my best work and have it available to a wide range of collectors. 

Beginning in July and continuing until 50 gouache paintings are completed, I'll post available paintings on my website for backers to claim on a first-come-first-served basis. Should many show an interest in a certain composition/color story, backers can influence future work in the series - a dynamic part of this project. 

ready to go to work!
ready to go to work!

You may wonder why gouache as a medium?  Since taking Color and Light, a favorite class at MassArt which made me a colorist, I've loved gouache. It's like painting with matte velvet. Rich and lush. 

Completed work as well as behind-the-scenes information about how the project is coming along will be found on my website, along with references, research, and studio photos of work-in-process. 

A "50 Marshes Project" print will be designed once all 50 marshes are painted and be approximately between 11x14 and 16x20" and will feature each painting. 

When the paintings are completed, voting will be open for the top three favorites which will be produced as 5x7" prints as well as an art print of the entire collection. What fun to see everything together!

Project backers can purchase a collection of three originals from the series at a reduced rate.  This reward is an opportunity to showcase a series in your own home or get a great price on a unique gift for collector friends. 

BIG SKY, original gouache, 5x7"
BIG SKY, original gouache, 5x7"

This project is a great way to commission a marsh-themed painting, too. Options for 11x14" and 16x20" inspired by the collection can be done in your choice of oil, pastel, gouache, or acrylic. 

GREEN & SHADOWS, original gouache, 5x7"
GREEN & SHADOWS, original gouache, 5x7"


PROJECT SCHEDULE
Mid-June through Mid-July: funding period 

July: Painting begins and available artwork is posted for backers to claim. Artwork is shipped out when claimed. Email updates to backers and reminders about available work.

July-October: commissioned larger works begun and completed as directed by backers.

September: 50 paintings are completed. Voting for Top 3 begins. 5x7" prints are made 5x7" of the three favorites. A print of the entire collection is made. 

September/October: All backers' outstanding rewards delivered. 

inspiration
inspiration

 

Risks and challenges

My husband, a certified Project Manager, talks about risks and challenges in projects all the time. It was fun to discuss these issues specifically with my project, and it's nice to have a pro in my corner to address my concerns.

The most obvious challenge to the project is not finding the time to complete the work. When I wrote the scope of the project, I was sure to narrow the number of paintings to something doable for the time allotted. Delivering these paintings in a rolling release through September is achievable.

Summertime is a beautiful time for marshes and painting. The light changes and lasts so long into dusk.

We've made schedule adjustments to allow for painting time during the week. With a rolling release, this takes some of the pressure off of delivering 50 projects on one day in September.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Thank You & 5x7" Print

    From the selection of artwork made for this project, collectors will choose their 3 favorite. Fine archival prints will be made of these images. Backers will receive a thank you letter and a print.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Thank You & Three 5x7" prints

    From the selection of artwork made for this project, collectors will choose their 3 favorite. Fine archival prints will be made of these images. This project backer receives a thank you letter and all of these three 5x7" prints. Shipping to the US is included with an extra charge required for the EU and Canada. Other countries, please inquire.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    "50 Marshes" Signed Print

    Backers will receive a thank you letter along with a signed print showing each painting made for the series. Please note: Details of the print size, design, etc will be determined at completion of the project. Shipping to the US is included with an extra charge required for the EU and Canada. Other countries, please inquire.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $115 or more About $115

    Original 5x7" Gouache Painting

    Backers receive a thank you letter and an original 5x7" gouache painting made on highest-quality cotton archival watercolor paper using professional designer gouache watercolor. The painting comes signed on the front in the artwork and titled and dated on the back. Each painting is packaged with care in an acrylic sleeve. Shipping is included in the US with additional charges to Canada and the EU. Other countries please inquire.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    3 5x7" Gouache Paintings

    Backers receive a thank you letter and 3 original 5x7" gouache paintings on highest-quality cotton archival watercolor paper using professional designer gouache opaque watercolor. The paintings come signed on the front in the artwork and titled and dated on the back. Each painting is packaged with care in an acrylic sleeve. Shipping included in the US with additional charges to the EU and Canada. Other countries, please inquire.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    Commissioned 11x14"painting

    Backers at this level get to choose a painting from the completed project to have interpreted into a larger size in pastel, oil, or acrylic. A personalized thank you letter accompanies the delivered painting. Shipping included in the US with additional charges to the EU and Canada. Other countries, please inquire.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $575 or more About $575

    Commissioned 16x20"painting

    Backers at this level get to choose a painting from the completed project to have interpreted into a larger size in pastel, oil, or acrylic. A personalized thank you letter accompanies the completed painting. Shipping included in the US with additional charges to the EU and Canada. Other countries, please inquire.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)