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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 19 2018 4:00 AM UTC +00:00
$186
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
5
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 19 2018 4:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Painting the Jazz Greats! Duke Ellington

January 18th will conclude my kickstarter fund drive. I am generously giving back to my supporters, because this isn't about the money, it is about honoring great musicians. 

This is the first of several kickstarter paintings I will hopefully complete in 2018. The materials, time, research, and then the investment in giclee reproductions for my investors takes some serious cash! But how fun to be a part of art history in the making! 

Duke!
Duke!

 

Risks and challenges

For the single donor who pledges 10,000...how logistically will I ship the painting? As a painter in the field for over ten years, i know how to handle this (not as easy as you may think).
Insurance is taken out
A large, solid, (possible crate) box is built to carefully ship art in.
Tracking is added.
Certificate of authenticity is shipped separately in its own protective case.
I have surrounded myself with experts in the field, from logistics to museum quality printing, framing, and construction of frame and canvas. I know these people on a first name basis.
Every detail matters, from the thread count on the the canvas, to the solid pine that it is stretched around.
I want to be considered a respected leader in my field, the only way I can do that is by delivering a top notch, high quality, thoughtful product.
Quality and integrity to my craft is of utmost importance.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    The Materials...YES!

    Your donation of $25 is the very foundation for my project! Thank you so much, this amount will help me purchase the canvas and paints needed. I will send you a thank you card, hand signed from a great (and humble) American artist...ME! :)

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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    ORIGINAL ink sketch

    As I practice for the large-scale painting, I typically do smaller pieces to analyze the face and emotion.
    With a $40 pledge, you will receive the original ink drawing! Approximately 6"x 8". shipped in a protective envelope ready for you to mat and frame!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    The History of Duke...I LOVE to learn!

    As with every portrait I paint, I always conduct extensive research into my subject, to help connect their spirit with the painting. I will have the history of Duke printed on high end materials, sign the elegantly printed sheet and mail to your home (so you can proudly display that you are an ACTIVE member of honoring and preserving the memory of Jazz Greats)
    thank you for understanding the importance of research!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Signed canvas print of Duke!

    You totally rock! My way of thanking you for this level of support will be to ship you a smaller, giclee canvas print of the final painting of Duke.
    The approximate size will be 8"x10"
    *dimensions subject to change, depending on the actual painting size.

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    Metal, modern print of original!

    Conversation piece? You darn right!!! The next wave of cool, hip, ready to hang art is printed on a metal substrate. The size will be half of the original. (i.e., original is 40"x 40", metal print will be 20"x20")
    Shipped to your home or office, and hand signed by myself

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    Only 500 will be produced! Large print

    You're a smart person aren't you? I knew it!!! Only 500 of the original portrait will be giclee printed, produced and shipped in a tube to your home or office. You believe in other people's dreams...and for that, you completely ROCK!

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    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    You get the ORIGINAL!

    With one click, you could not only make this Kickstarter come launch, you will be the owner of the original, large scale painting of Duke Ellington. How EXCITING for YOU! Thank you so very much!!!!

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Funding period

- (44 days)