About this project
Great Dogs of History
“Behind every great person is a great dog”
Hello and Welcome! I am very pleased to present a new series of paintings featuring the great dogs behind the great scientists, thinkers and creators of history. Could these people have accomplished what they did without the never ending unconditional love, joy and support of their dogs? I think not!! This project will fund at least 7 new original paintings but more if we go beyond the goal and possibly even a table top compilation book! The pledge rewards will be your choice of a signed 11x14” print, a signed limited edition giclee or the original painting. I will also donate several giclees to a few animal welfare clinic auctions. Stay tuned for more details. For all rewards, you can also choose from my existing collection viewable on my website.
Funding will be used for canvases, supplies, my time to create them, photographing the originals, printing the giclees and prints, shipping and fulfilling your orders and the costs for donating and shipping the giclees to the animal welfare clinics.
As of now, the paintings will be chosen from this list though it may change with more added as the project evolves and as people submit requests. I've included a few preliminary sketches and I will post updates with sketches and originals. Those who pledge for originals can choose their original in order of the date they pledged.
These are the paintings I will paint:
Da Vinci's Dog
These will be added as funding continues OR if you pledge for an original and request one of these:Howard Thurman DogChaplin's DogEdison's Dog Marie Curie's Dog Picasso's Dog Wright Brother's DogDarwin's DogTesla's Dog
Here are a few of the sketches to give you an idea. I've also included samples of my existing paintings so you have an idea of what my finished paintings look like.
The following are samples of finished paintings for those who are not familiar with my work.
I will be happy to consider requests for more great dogs, and I'm sure there are many!
About the Rewards:
11x14” prints (the size of the actual image printed measures 11x14 inches, this will fit into a standard mat and frame). Choose from this series or existing art from my website.
The limited edition giclees are 1” deep with a black edge around the canvas. They are signed, numbered and varnished. Framing is not necessary. Each giclee comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Choose from this series or existing art from my website.
The originals are painted on canvas that is 1 1/2” deep with the painting continuing onto the edges of the canvas. Framing is not needed. Choose from this series or existing originals from my website.
If we go beyond the goal, I have some really cool stretch rewards planned, like stickers and greeting cards to name a few...the rest are surprises and will be announced as the project continues :)
Risks and challenges
When creating new work, the main challenge is finishing the paintings in the designated time, however I've added several months as a time buffer with the final due date of September I don't think it will be a problem at all to finish in time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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