Art Nouveau Series of Birthstone Paintings - Lady of January
Help bring Art Nouveau to the world with a series of birthstone and flower themed paintings starting with the month of January.
EDIT 8-27-2014: If you missed out on this project, stay tuned for the next Kickstarter in this series, Lady of February, which will be your next chance to procure the Kickstarter-only limited edition metallic accented Giclee prints of Lady of January! Signed Open Edition prints can still be purchased at my shop.
Stay tuned for announcements about the next Lady in this series and other project updates at nouveauladies.angelicshades.com
Thanks for all who showed their support! I learned so much and am moved by your encouragement. We'll have better luck next time, I'm sure!
I adore Art Nouveau and believe the world would be a more beautiful place with more of it in our lives!
I've begun my own series of paintings directly inspired by Mucha's "Precious Stones" series which explores the unique flowers and birthstones for each month of the year, starting with "Lady of January", who represents the birthstone of Garnet and the birthflowers of Carnations and Snowdrops.
With Kickstarter's help, I hope to fund a run of open edition and Kickstarter-only prints of my paintings for fans of Art Nouveau everywhere, starting with this first Lady in the series! I want to reach as many people as possible that I could not otherwise reach on my own.
As a special perk for Kickstarter backers, I will also be offering 12x24 inch Giclee fine art prints of this piece accented with silver leaf by hand that will be available ONLY via Kickstarter!
Any extra funds made past my goal will be re-invested into purchasing better art supplies, paying models to help me represent a diverse range of Ladies, and making future entries in this ongoing series be the best they can be!
If this first month in the series proves popular, I hope to continue successive Kickstarter campaigns for each individual Lady of the Month, allowing this series to reach an expansive audience while also giving everyone the chance to collect special Kickstarter-only perks on my journey through painting each Lady!
ADDED 8-25-2014: Watch this video tour of the rewards, including the new ones not included on the Rewards chart!
More ink drawings! Added 8-11-2014
Risks and challenges
This is my very first Kickstarter and I am bound to have underestimated how much time this is going to take me. Unforeseen delays may happen!
The good news is that the "Lady of January" original painting is already finished, meaning that there's a high possibility this painting will be ready for production as prints and products in a timely manner, possibly even earlier than expected!
I will be using 3rd party printers that I already have a prior relationship with to create the prints. I know their prints are of fantastic quality and if any problems arise, they will be quick and willing to work with me.
I already have prior experience fulfilling digital items via my Patreon page (www.patreon.com/angelasasser), where digital items are part of my rewards system.
I also have prior experience writing about my creative process after writing and illustrating the mass market art how-to book, "Angelic Visions: Create Fantasy Art Angels in Watercolors, Ink, and Color Pencil" as well as other detailed sketch diaries on my blog (http://blog.angelicshades.com), meaning that you can expect clearly written and detailed entries about my creative process in the sketch diary for the upcoming "Ladies of the Months".Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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