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original and delightfully weird watercolor paintings and prints
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Intuitive abstract painting to melodious music

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I want to bring more art into the world. I love filling blank watercolor paper with colorful, amazingly weird and wonderful paintings while listening to classical music and I want to do that for you. 

My project is to create, for you an original watercolor painting in my intuitive abstract style. This reward is limited to 100 original paintings.

Your painting will be approximately 5" x 7" matted in a white 8" x 10"  mat ready for you to frame. Your subject choices for this project will either be:

  • a weird flower
  • a weird tree/leaf
  • or a weird abstract

You choose one of those subjects, above, and I'll paint that especially for you while I'm listening to music. And since color is so important to art lovers I'll ask you the predominant color you'd like (it'll all be in the questionnaire I'll send out once this project is funded).

SUBJECT CHOICES

SUBJECT CHOICE #1: GET A PEEK AT SOME OF MY WEIRD FLOWERS

Here are some of my flowers. If you don't want to be totally surprised I am happy to paint something similar to one these examples. Otherwise, I'll paint for you a delightfully weird flower if you choose a flower and it'll be just for you.

If you decide that you would like me to paint for you a weird flower painting you can select a similar style to those shown, above, OR you can opt to just let me paint away. I promise I'll do a great job and I won't send you anything I wouldn't love, myself.

IMPORTANT: If you select a style of flower from the choices, above, please remember that your painting will be SIMILAR to but not exactly like that flower. Trying to do an exact copy is kind of boring and pretty much impossible, anyway, given the properties of watercolor paint. It loves to do what it loves to do and so do I. Similar but not exact.

SUBJECT CHOICE #2: GET A PEEK AT MY WEIRD TREES

Here are some examples of my treescapes. If you don't want to be totally surprised I am happy to paint something similar to one these examples. Otherwise, I'll create a delightfully weird treescape for you if you choose trees and it'll be just for you.

If you decide that you would like me to paint you a weird tree painting you can select a similar style to those shown, above, OR you can opt to let me paint away with enthusiasm! I promise I'll do a great job and I won't send you anything I wouldn't love, myself.

IMPORTANT: If you select a style of tree from the choices, above, please remember that your painting will be SIMILAR to but not exactly like that tree. Trying to do an exact copy is way boring and pretty much impossible, anyway, given the properties of watercolor paint. It loves to do what it loves to do and so do I. Similar but not exact.

SUBJECT CHOICE #3: GET A PEEK AT MY WEIRD ABSTRACTS

These, below, are some examples of my abstracts. If you don't want to be totally surprised I am happy to paint something similar to one of these examples. Otherwise, it'll be a delightfully weird abstract if you choose an abstract and it'll be just for you.

If you decide that you would like me to paint you a weird abstract painting you can select a similar style to those shown, above, OR you can opt to let me just paint away with infinite gusto going where the paint takes me. I promise I'll do a great job and I won't send you anything I wouldn't love, myself.

IMPORTANT: If you select a style of abstract from the choices, above, please remember that your painting will be SIMILAR to but not exactly like that abstract. Trying to do an exact copy is way boring and pretty much impossible, anyway, given the properties of watercolor paint. It loves to do what it loves to do and so do I. Similar but not exact.

Other rewards offered are 4"x 6" print sets of my painting examples shared, above. These are printed on a super high quality matte presentation paper and are perfect for framing with a border so they can be matted in a 5"x 7" mat (mats are not included). 

The prints will be enclosed in a cello bag and placed in a pretty folder (folder color may vary from example shown). They'll be shipped in a sturdy envelope to prevent bending.

Example of the Weird Trees prints with folder.
Example of the Weird Trees prints with folder.

Prints rewards available:

  • A set of four (4) prints of my Weird Flower paintings, one each of each flower
  • A set of three (3) prints of my Weird Trees paintings, one each of each treescape (as shown, above)
  • A set of four (4) prints of my Weird Abstract paintings, one each of each abstract.

You can see the paintings, further up in the examples.

 UPDATE 1/11/2019: With such a super response to my project I'm able to upgrade the paper for the prints rewards to a super nice cotton rag fine art paper. The texture is awesome and really gives the prints a painterly feel.

Close up of the new paper upgrade for the prints - gobs of lovely texture
Close up of the new paper upgrade for the prints - gobs of lovely texture

UPDATE 1/11/2019: The "Two Coordinating Original Watercolor Paintings reward" includes an original hand-painted watercolor greeting card which I hadn't shared, originally. Here's a peek at the greeting cards,  below. Awesome to give to someone or to keep and frame for yourself. The greeting cards will be artist's choice but I'll make it a great one!

A peek at the original hand-painted greeting cards along with a bunch of my little paintings ready to be mounted on cardstock
A peek at the original hand-painted greeting cards along with a bunch of my little paintings ready to be mounted on cardstock

ABOUT THE FUNDING

Since I've already been painting for a while I have a bunch of delicious watercolor paper and paints to get me started so once this project is funded I'm off to the races! The funding from this project will be for the necessary production supplies, shipping materials, as well as additional paints and papers as the need arises.

I'm a designer who would love to be a full time painter. What a crazy cool thing that would be. This project, I hope, will kick start that dream.

I've painted hundreds of my weird and wonderful intuitive paintings for myself and my family and I'd love to create one for you!

PS All paintings and prints are signed by me. 

Keep in touch via Instagram: @oddwhimsy

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Risks and challenges

I've tried to be pretty conservative with my rewards so I won't be overloaded if by some miracle all my paintings sell out. If push comes to shove, since I'm the boss of my work world, I can temporarily close my other business so I can complete this project in a timely manner. And since I'm a spree painter and I love to paint and I love classical music I will get it done!

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    Three Weird Trees PRINTS

    Three PRINTS, one of each of my weird trees paintings shown in my project examples (refer to project details to see the trees). These prints will be 4"x 6", printed on matte premium presentation paper with a border and will be suitable for matting and or framing - they will not be matted or framed. The will come in a small folder and shipped in a sturdy envelope.

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    Four Weird Flower PRINTS

    Four PRINTS, one of each of my weird flowers paintings shown in my project examples (refer to project details to see the flowers). These prints will be 4"x 6", printed on matte premium presentation paper with a border and will be suitable for matting and or framing - they will not be matted or framed. The will come in a small folder and shipped in a sturdy envelope.

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    Four Weird Abstract PRINTS

    Four PRINTS, one of each of my weird abstract paintings shown in my project examples (refer to project details to see the abstracts). These prints will be 4"x 6", printed on matte premium presentation paper with a border and will be suitable for matting and or framing - they will not be matted or framed. The will come in a small folder and shipped in a sturdy envelope.

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    ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

    Limited to 100. I will create for you, while listening to melodious music, a weird and wonderful intuitive ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING, your subject choice: weird flower, weird trees, or a weird abstract.

    Your painting will be approx 5" x 7" and matted in an 8" x 10" white mat all ready for you to frame (framing is up to you, and not included with this project).

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    ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING + Trees

    This reward includes one (1) Original Intuitive Watercolor Painting as described in my campaing AND one set of Trees Prints

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    • One ORIGINAL, just for you, intuitive WATERCOLOR PAINTING, matted
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    One ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING +

    This reward includes one (1) Original Intuitive Watercolor Painting as described in my campaign AND a print set of either Weird Flowers or Weird Abstracts

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    • One ORIGINAL, just for you, intuitive WATERCOLOR PAINTING, matted
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    Two coordinating original watercolors +

    This Art Lover's reward includes:

    two (2) coordinating original intuitive watercolors in your choice of subject matter (weird flower, weird tree/leaf, weird abstract). Each matted in a white 8" x 10" mat. BONUS only available with this reward - a fab original hand-painted watercolor greeting card (artist's choice) perfect for matting and framing for your wall. This reward ALSO includes your choice of a PRINT set: Flowers, Trees, or Abstract PRINTS mentioned in rewards, above.

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    • Two original 5" x 7" coordinating watercolor paintings matted
    • Original hand-painted watercolor greeting card
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