Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
52 Shades Of Blue project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
$762 pledged of $10,000 goal
backers
By Jeff Mueller
$762 pledged of $10,000 goal
backers

About this project

Orange and Grey
Orange and Grey

I know you can't be here and experience the magnificent changes that take place...but you can be part of the experience when you see the book and own your own piece of this special history.  A 365 day labor of love​, 52 Shades of Blue, is the project I have been working on over the past year. This project is a year long light study, the focal point being the Brentwood Water Storage Tower I pass every day on my drive to get my morning coffee. Light studies have been common place in the world of art; Monet painted hay bales and water lilies that came to life by the light he shined upon them. As my year long study comes to an end I have taken over 9000 pictures of this common water tower from every angle, in every type of weather, and at different times of the day. My ultimate goal is 52 works of art from the 9000 images. Your pledges will allow me to produce 52, 11x14 works of art in all mediums including: photography, Tradigital renderings, watercolors, and canvas paintings, in oils and acrylics. All the pieces will be combined in a book I will title...... Wait for it..... Bet you can't guess?..... 52 Shades of Blue!  Today, supporting the arts is more important than it has every been in the past. I am asking for Pledges so I can close this year long project with a worthy finale. Those who support me will receive a kickstarter exclusive work, an original piece, that you will only be able to get if you pledge to my cause. I will also include all the names of those who supported me in the final book. I have been posting daily updates on social media and through that have had the chance to talk to so many encouraging people. We live in a time when social media allows for communication with people all over the world and connections to be forged with those who have similar interests.  I hope you are as inspired as I have been and join the world wide movement by supporting 52 Shades of Blue. Pledges start an 1.00 for a digital download. Every dollar pledged will be applied to the production of the works of art and book.  Please help me to achieve my goal to share this with the world!

Risks and challenges

Creating 52 individual pieces of art and dedicating over 2 years to one project required a level of commitment i've never attempted before. I've worked on projects for long periods of time but not one exclusively. Visiting the Water Tower on a daily basis, for a one year period of time, was something I wasn't sure I would be able to do. I thought there was a chance I would lose interest or physically not be able to do it each and every day. I was so wrong! This has been the most exciting project I've ever worked on. It has almost become an addiction. I would have never been able to understand the magnitude of what could be learned, each and every day, from studying this tower. I would not be a better artist. I would not understand color, the way I do now, and how time of day, time of year, and weather effects the tower. I am so looking forward to the image creating phase of the project. I have so many different ideas and thoughts on how I am going to create the 52 different images. So many thoughts and styles have run through my head regarding the choices for the 52 paintings. It is going to be difficult to chose! This project has truly helping to define myself as an artist.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    I will Email you a digital jpg of my KickStarter exclusive painting of the Brentwood Water Tower. Printable up to 8x10. Everyone who Pledges will be mentioned in my book 52 Shades Of Blue A 1yr Light Study.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    One Signed standard size post card of my KickStarter exclusive painting of the Brentwood Water Tower, which will be the cover and the #1 image in my book. Everyone who Pledges will be mentioned in my book 52 Shades Of Blue A 1yr Light Study

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    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 $15 or more About $15

    5 Signed new standard size post cards of my KickStarter exclusive painting which will be the cover and the #1 image in the book, and 4 other pieces of the Brentwood Water Tower. Everyone who Pledges will also be mentioned in my book 52 Shades Of Blue A 1yr Light Study

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    One 8x10 Vivid Digital print of my KickStarter exclusive painting of the Brentwood Water Tower. This print will be the cover and the #1 image in the book. Everyone who Pledges will be mentioned in my book 52 Shades Of Blue A 1yr Light Study

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    5 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 $50 or more About $50

    A T-Shirt S M L XL XXL with a print of my KickStarter exclusive painting of the Brentwood Water Tower. The T-Shirt image will be the cover and the #1 image in the book. Everyone who Pledges will be mentioned in my book 52 Shades Of Blue A 1yr Light Study

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    6 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 $75 or more About $75

    A signed poster print of my KickStarter exclusive painting of the Brentwood Water Tower. The Poster will be a collection of Photographs from my light study depicting the many different colors the tower expresses from the many different times of day, year and the ever changing weather. Everyone who Pledges will be mentioned in my book 52 Shades Of Blue A 1yr Light Study.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 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 $125 or more About $125

    A Signed copy of my book 52 Shades Of Blue a 1yr Light Study of the Brentwood Water Tower. The Book will be a collection of 52 of the best images, paintings, digital paintings, tradigital paintings(a mixture of digital and traditional painting on canvas) and Photographs from my light study depicting the many different colors the tower expresses from the many different times of day, year and the ever changing weather. The majority of pledges will be applied to production of the book. Please note all the artwork has to be completed before i finish the book. I estimate shipping to be early 2018. I will keep everyone updated along the way. Everyone who Pledges will be mentioned in my book 52 Shades Of Blue A 1yr Light Study.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $175 or more About $175

    A Signed 11x14 Metal Print of my KickStarter exclusive painting of the Brentwood Water Tower. This print will be the cover and the #1 image in my book. Everyone who Pledges will be mentioned in my book 52 Shades Of Blue A 1yr Light Study.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    A Signed 11x14 Framed Canvas Print of my KickStarter exclusive painting of the Brentwood Water Tower. This print will be the cover and the #1 image in my book. Everyone who Pledges will be mentioned in my book 52 Shades Of Blue A 1yr Light Study.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    A Package consisting of 1 Signed 11x14 metal Print of my KickStarter exclusive painting of the Brentwood Water Tower. This print will be the cover and the #1 image in my book. One signed copy of 52 Shades of Blue A 1yr Light Study, one Signed Poster, and one set of five signed post cards, all KickStarter exclusive. Everyone who Pledges will be mentioned in my book 52 Shades Of Blue A 1yr Light Study. everything will be shipped promptly.

    The book which when completed early 2018 will be shipped separately.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    A Package consisting of one signed 11x14 Framed Canvas Print of my KickStarter exclusive painting of the Brentwood Water Tower. This print will be the cover and the #1 image in my book one signed copy of 52 Shades of Blue A 1yr Light Study. One signed poster, and one set of five signed post cards, all KickStarter exclusive. Everyone who Pledges will be mentioned in my book 52 Shades Of Blue A 1yr Light Study. All of the above will be shipped promptly.

    The book when completed in early 2018 will be shipped separately.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,750 or more About $1,750

    A Signed and framed 11x14 original Canvas of my KickStarter exclusive painting of the Brentwood Water Tower. This original painting will be the cover and the #1 image in my book. Finished piece will be in Tradigital style where I mix a combination of traditional acrylic painting with digital painting on canvas. Plus one signed copy of my book 52 shades of Blue A 1yr Light Study. Everyone who Pledges will be mentioned in my book 52 Shades Of Blue A 1yr Light Study. This painting will be shipped promptly upon completion.

    The book when completed in early 2018 will be shipped separately.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    You chose, from a selection of reference photos, an image that will be included int the book. I will use use my Tradigital style where I combine traditional acrylic painting with digital painting on canvas to crate a one of a kind exclusive just for you. This 11x14 original Canvas painting of the Brentwood Water Tower will be framed and signed. I will tell the world about our process in creating this painting on the page next to the painting in my book 52 Shades of Blue. Also included one signed copy of my book 52 shades of Blue A 1yr Light Study. This painting will be shipped promptly by the end of September or upon completion.

    The book, anticipated to be completed in early 2018, will be shipped separately.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    "Spend a Day with the Artist". Pick from a selection of reference photos that I will paint for photo and include in my book. I will use my Tradigital style where I mix a combination of traditional acrylic painting with digital painting on canvas. This 11x14 original Canvas painting of the Brentwood Water Tower will be picked created, framed, signed, and delivered personally to you. Thats right! I will deliver it to you personally, hang out for the day, and buy you dinner. I will tell the world about our day and the experience we had in creating this painting, on the page next to the painting in my book 52 Shades of Blue. Also included is one signed copy of my book 52 shades of Blue A 1yr Light Study. This painting will be delivered promptly, on a date we agree, post production of the painting.

    The book, anticipated to be completed in early 2018, will be shipped separately.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 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)