You Choose the Adventure: Painting the Parks of the World-
You Choose the Adventure: Painting the Parks of the World-
Peace allows you to choose the adventure. Send him to the any park around the world to document it in paint for you.
Peace allows you to choose the adventure. Send him to the any park around the world to document it in paint for you. Read more
Be the first person to pledge $1000 or more and receive this painting:
"Monument Valley after the Snow"
Watercolor and oil paintings like you've never seen before.
Celebrating the beauty of world's parks with these meticulously crafted originals and prints.
Hi! We have something in common. We all love parks. We find our recreation in them. RE-CREATE...we re create ourselves in parks. They are integral to our connection with our earth home, and how we preserve the best parts of our planet.
But here is the problem. You can buy paintings of practically every big National Park, but try to find a painting of YOUR park...You know that special one, that one that means the most to you...impossible.
Something has to be done. I am the one to do it.
I can paint anything, and I am incredibly good at painting parks. I've made a career out of it. I am "The Painter of Parks." I also work extremely hard to meticulously produce these handcrafted and signed drawings, watercolors, oil paintings, and prints for you--of YOUR parks.
How it Works
Think about the park or parks that you love most. Perhaps you were married at Niagara Falls, and you would love to give your spouse a painting to commemorate that day. Perhaps you live and work in New York, but you miss the lakes and rivers of your home in...Kansas, India, or Japan. I can paint those parks for you.
My goal is to paint your personal favorite parks, from the vantage that you love best, and while painting these commissions, travel around the globe to accomplish them.
You can buy a calendar, post card, or a book of the completed parks journey. But, what I consider supremely better, is you direct me where to go and I paint that which you love most. Just choose which medium you most like and commission a custom "Peace" Find the backer reward that matches the size and material you would like.
(!) IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE
- I only paint my watercolors on Cotton Rag. This is the most beautiful and archival of papers. It is a thick paper and is suitable for flat framing behind glass.
- Canvas is flexible and is best view stretched or mounted in a frame - The sizes do include some border You will receive an email which contains a survey link once the project reaches the end, where you can enter your artwork preference and add any notes.
For custom commissioned pieces the artist will phone or email throughout the duration of the product to ensure your happiness with final "Peace". If you're local you can even pop into the studio. The prints and oil paintings are then carefully rolled, packed, and shipped in tubes unless otherwise stated.
Need larger image previews? The image size on Kickstarter is pretty small, so its hard to figure out which ones you'd like, Fortunately I have lots of images on my website for you to check out
But if there's anything you're not sure about, just send me a message and I'l be happy to help you out.
The Painting Process
All paintings are produced on the highest quality woven canvas or Cotton Rag paper, using professional artist grade oil or watercolor paints. Paints are then mixed with artist mediums before being applied to the canvas using brushes and pallet knives which are then blended using soft brushes. Several layers of paint are built up over the space of weeks and months.The oil paintings when dry are varnished with Museum grade varnish, that is easily removed by a conservator.
All materials are 0% animal-based and ethical sourced for your peace of mind. Where possible any materials, including used odorless mineral spirits turpentine, are recycled and reused.
Many people aren't be aware that oil paints are incredibly slow drying. Each painting is made up from around 6 layers, which take around 1-2 weeks to dry which means each painting takes around 6-12 weeks to produce. so several paintings are being created simultaneously. However, once the round the world trip is complete, the artist will have all paintings completed in time for holiday shipping.
The best images are photographed, and are then prepared and printed onto high-quality cotton using an archival printing system (no fading). The printing system is to art gallery standards.
All prints are then hand signed and numbered, before they are carefully packed into rugged flat mailing packaging and shipped to your doorstep.
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What is This Project Funding?
All proceeds from the campaign go to the cost of printing, art materials, painting and shipping in addition to funding the around the world trip to see and paint the parks of the world.
Currently the $4k will cover the costs of printing the artwork, art materials (canvas, brushes, paint, mediums, papers), and the shipping. The other $4,500 will go to pay for food, lodging and airfare to circumnavigate the globe.
Overview of rewards: There are quite a few rewards so here's a quick rundown to help you decide.
Pledge $1 or more Thank You- Shout Out
Pledge $5 or more You are the Best- Post Card
Pledge $25 or more You are Amazing- Print
Pledge $50 or more You are Great- Calendar
Pledge $80 or more Early Bird- Picture Book (only 2)
Pledge $100 or more You are Fabulous- Drawing
Pledge $100 or more You are Excellent- Picture Book
Pledge $200 or more Early Bird: Watercolor (only 2)
Pledge $250 or more You are Terrific- Watercolor
Pledge $250 or more You are Magnificent- Large Drawing
Pledge $400 or more Early Bird- Small Oil Painting (only 2)
Pledge $500 or more You are Fantastic- Larger Watercolor
Pledge $500 or more You are Stupendous- Small Oil Painting
Pledge $850 or more Early Bird- Medium Oil Painting (only 2)
Pledge $1,000 or more You are Wonderful- Medium Oil Painting
Pledge $1500 or more Early Bird- Large Oil Painting (only 2)
Pledge $2,000 or more You are Outstanding- Large Oil Painting
Pledge $2,500 or more Early Bird- Larger Oil Painting (only 2)
Pledge $3,000 or more You are Sensational- Larger Oil Painting
Pledge $5,000 or more You are Superb- Extra Large Oil Painting
Pledge $9,250 or more You are Marvelous- Colossal Oil Painting
Are you new to Kickstarter?
Not to worry, Kickstarter has put together a great guide here that will really help you figure things out. Also if you feel a bit stuck, you can message me directly and I'll help you out :)
Stretch Goals: Here are some stretch goals, Every time we hit one, cool new things will be unlocked to benefit the backers
WOW - Thanks for Reading this Far - You Rock! This project means a lot to me, so anything you can do to help would be HUGELY appreciated. You can either pledge now (even just $1 helps us get to the goal) or follow the project and share this with your friends you think think like fine art.
Much gratitude to you for backing this project.
Risks and challenges
Every project comes with its own unique risks and challenges. But, I want to let you, my wonderful backers, know that I have been painting for a long time. And I've worked on large scale commission many times over the last 20 years and I've never missed a deadline.
That being said, the unfortunate may occur. But, short of loosing both of my hands, I can't foresee any reason why this project will not be a success.
The one possibility for set back is that the image files of the parks that you send me to become damaged, lost, or corrupted. For this reason, I always make on site sketches and color studies that can be used to create the works once I return from the trip. Secondly, I will be periodically sending digital disk copies of all reference photos via snail mail, as well as backing them up in the cloud.
I want to set expectations high for a wonderful project, and should any unforeseen complications arise, I will be diligent in communicating anything that could cause delays or changes in our production plan.
Thank you again for your trust in the Kickstarter process, you faith in my abilities as an artist, and you desire to have my paintings, drawings, and prints of your parks grace your walls.
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