Jonathan Garner

Jonathan Garner

is creating Chaos and Cosmos

1

patron

$5

per Paintings, visual art
Follow me on Instagram:

instagram.com/nsfwjonathan

My permanent digital portfolio/collection can be found here:

https://jonathanegarner.wordpress.com/

My Facebook Art Page! Follow along at home!

https://www.facebook.com/ChaosAndCosmosArt/

I began making space paintings with my wife in the summer of 2012 during an extended period of unemployment.  Our burst of creativity only lasted a couple of months, but we made some really great pieces that we were both proud of - but for me it was the first visual art I have ever been proud of.  Unfortunately, each of the pieces was completed on posterboard and very few still survive.

In 2015, inspired by Mr Bean and the Mythbusters, I started experimenting with paints and explosives.  The process is still very much an ongoing experiment, but I have found a few tools that I rely on regularly: stemless wine glasses and Black Cat bottle rockets. These are 'Chaotic Paraedolia.'

While trying out different methods of manipulating paint and producing various textures, I also began creating another type abstract painting that I refer to as 'Texturations.' These are also prone to effect of paraedolia.

Paraedolia is a human being's tendency to see images (most often faces) where there is none.  Seeing Jesus in a piece of toast or a face on Mars are some of the easiest examples.  The images aren't always limited to faces or human beings.  If you've ever watched the clouds floating by and started spotting various animals you've experienced paraedolia. 

Evolutionarily, I suppose it's better to see a face where there is none than to not see one that is there.

Finally, I've returned to making space paintings.  Easily the most time consuming type of painting I make, these use similar methods to the street/speed-space painters on YouTube, on an extended time scale.  A dozen or more coats is not unusual and allowing ample dry time between coats is vital to ensure no dripping or pooling.  Another key difference to the more pop-speed painters is a focus only heavenly bodies and semi-realistic scenes; no Kincade style landscape sci-fi cities, just the Cosmos.

Tiers
Fan
$1 or more per Paintings, visual art
Pledging $1/finished work is GUARANTEED TO:

-Cook the Karma Books
-Keep me hydrated during art creation
-Remove all worry about what you were going to spend that dollar on
-10% off all original works

Every patron will also be listed on our 'thank you' panel at each public showing of art and in annual thank you letters/posts (unless you ask to remain anonymous). "Patron of the Arts" personalized laminate cards coming this year as well!

Supporter
$2 or more per Paintings, visual art
For pledge $2 per completed piece, you will receive all of the benefits associated with the $1 giving level PLUS DOUBLE the satisfaction - and 15% off all original works!

Every patron will also be listed on our 'thank you' panel at each public showing of art and in annual thank you letters/posts (unless you ask to remain anonymous). "Patron of the Arts" personalized laminate cards coming this year as well!
Patron
$5 or more per Paintings, visual art
Pledging $5/finished work is GUARANTEED TO provide the benefits of a $2 pledge PLUS:
-Five times more personal satisfaction for us both
-One free 5x5" chaos painting/month on canvas panel (you MUST request each month with a message to me containing 3 colors)
-15% off all original works

Every patron will also be listed on our 'thank you' panel at each public showing of art and in annual thank you letters/posts (unless you ask to remain anonymous). "Patron of the Arts" personalized laminate cards coming this year as well!
Patron Supreme
$10 or more per Paintings, visual art only 65 left
Pledging $10/finished work is GUARANTEED TO provide benefits of the $1 and $5 pledge levels PLUS:
-One 8x10" ORIGINAL painting (gessobord;3 colors of your choice OR a one planet cosmos painting) shipped to you once a year.
-Optional signature/note on back of piece
-Naming rights of ONE piece per month (first come first served)

-15% off original works

Every patron will also be listed on our 'thank you' panel at each public showing of art and in annual thank you letters/posts (unless you ask to remain anonymous). "Patron of the Arts" personalized laminate cards coming this year as well!
Patronus
$30 or more per Paintings, visual art only 40 left
Pledging $30/finished work is GUARANTEED TO provide benefits of the $1 and $5 pledge levels PLUS:
-Two original custom painting/year with the following options

-Up to 6 colors
-Gessobord up to 9"x12" OR an 11"x14" acrylic (only size currently available of this material)
-Gessbords are eligible for a smoke bomb coating, which covers the white with a nice layer of color before the addition of paints
-Cosmos painting with up to three planets

This reward painting REPLACES the previous reward level gift

-20% off original works

Every patron will also be listed on our 'thank you' panel at each public showing of art and in annual thank you letters/posts (unless you ask to remain anonymous). "Patron of the Arts" personalized laminate cards coming this year as well!

Patronus Maximus
$50 or more per Paintings, visual art only 10 left
Pledging $50 finished work is GUARANTEED TO provide benefits of the $30 pledge level PLUS
-One original custom painting/year with the following additional options:

-Gessobord of up to 24x30 or FOUR 11"x14" Acrylic/Lexan Sheets
-Up to 8 colors
-Up to two smoke bombs (done in sections on the canvas with a little overlap)
-Photos documenting the creation of your piece
-Or two 11x14 cosmos paintings on gessobord with up to two planets each

This reward painting REPLACES the previous reward level gift

-20% off original works

Every patron will also be listed on our 'thank you' panel at each public showing of art and in annual thank you letters/posts (unless you ask to remain anonymous). "Patron of the Arts" personalized laminate cards coming this year as well!

Plumb crazy
$100 or more per Paintings, visual art
If you pledge $100/completed piece you are equal parts crazy and amazing.  Pledging this much would give you exclusive, in person access to the creation process, one custom painting up to 11x14" per MONTH and top billing on the Patron's list at live events.
Follow me on Instagram:

instagram.com/nsfwjonathan

My permanent digital portfolio/collection can be found here:

https://jonathanegarner.wordpress.com/

My Facebook Art Page! Follow along at home!

https://www.facebook.com/ChaosAndCosmosArt/

I began making space paintings with my wife in the summer of 2012 during an extended period of unemployment.  Our burst of creativity only lasted a couple of months, but we made some really great pieces that we were both proud of - but for me it was the first visual art I have ever been proud of.  Unfortunately, each of the pieces was completed on posterboard and very few still survive.

In 2015, inspired by Mr Bean and the Mythbusters, I started experimenting with paints and explosives.  The process is still very much an ongoing experiment, but I have found a few tools that I rely on regularly: stemless wine glasses and Black Cat bottle rockets. These are 'Chaotic Paraedolia.'

While trying out different methods of manipulating paint and producing various textures, I also began creating another type abstract painting that I refer to as 'Texturations.' These are also prone to effect of paraedolia.

Paraedolia is a human being's tendency to see images (most often faces) where there is none.  Seeing Jesus in a piece of toast or a face on Mars are some of the easiest examples.  The images aren't always limited to faces or human beings.  If you've ever watched the clouds floating by and started spotting various animals you've experienced paraedolia. 

Evolutionarily, I suppose it's better to see a face where there is none than to not see one that is there.

Finally, I've returned to making space paintings.  Easily the most time consuming type of painting I make, these use similar methods to the street/speed-space painters on YouTube, on an extended time scale.  A dozen or more coats is not unusual and allowing ample dry time between coats is vital to ensure no dripping or pooling.  Another key difference to the more pop-speed painters is a focus only heavenly bodies and semi-realistic scenes; no Kincade style landscape sci-fi cities, just the Cosmos.

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Tiers
Fan
$1 or more per Paintings, visual art
Pledging $1/finished work is GUARANTEED TO:

-Cook the Karma Books
-Keep me hydrated during art creation
-Remove all worry about what you were going to spend that dollar on
-10% off all original works

Every patron will also be listed on our 'thank you' panel at each public showing of art and in annual thank you letters/posts (unless you ask to remain anonymous). "Patron of the Arts" personalized laminate cards coming this year as well!

Supporter
$2 or more per Paintings, visual art
For pledge $2 per completed piece, you will receive all of the benefits associated with the $1 giving level PLUS DOUBLE the satisfaction - and 15% off all original works!

Every patron will also be listed on our 'thank you' panel at each public showing of art and in annual thank you letters/posts (unless you ask to remain anonymous). "Patron of the Arts" personalized laminate cards coming this year as well!
Patron
$5 or more per Paintings, visual art
Pledging $5/finished work is GUARANTEED TO provide the benefits of a $2 pledge PLUS:
-Five times more personal satisfaction for us both
-One free 5x5" chaos painting/month on canvas panel (you MUST request each month with a message to me containing 3 colors)
-15% off all original works

Every patron will also be listed on our 'thank you' panel at each public showing of art and in annual thank you letters/posts (unless you ask to remain anonymous). "Patron of the Arts" personalized laminate cards coming this year as well!
Patron Supreme
$10 or more per Paintings, visual art only 65 left
Pledging $10/finished work is GUARANTEED TO provide benefits of the $1 and $5 pledge levels PLUS:
-One 8x10" ORIGINAL painting (gessobord;3 colors of your choice OR a one planet cosmos painting) shipped to you once a year.
-Optional signature/note on back of piece
-Naming rights of ONE piece per month (first come first served)

-15% off original works

Every patron will also be listed on our 'thank you' panel at each public showing of art and in annual thank you letters/posts (unless you ask to remain anonymous). "Patron of the Arts" personalized laminate cards coming this year as well!
Patronus
$30 or more per Paintings, visual art only 40 left
Pledging $30/finished work is GUARANTEED TO provide benefits of the $1 and $5 pledge levels PLUS:
-Two original custom painting/year with the following options

-Up to 6 colors
-Gessobord up to 9"x12" OR an 11"x14" acrylic (only size currently available of this material)
-Gessbords are eligible for a smoke bomb coating, which covers the white with a nice layer of color before the addition of paints
-Cosmos painting with up to three planets

This reward painting REPLACES the previous reward level gift

-20% off original works

Every patron will also be listed on our 'thank you' panel at each public showing of art and in annual thank you letters/posts (unless you ask to remain anonymous). "Patron of the Arts" personalized laminate cards coming this year as well!

Patronus Maximus
$50 or more per Paintings, visual art only 10 left
Pledging $50 finished work is GUARANTEED TO provide benefits of the $30 pledge level PLUS
-One original custom painting/year with the following additional options:

-Gessobord of up to 24x30 or FOUR 11"x14" Acrylic/Lexan Sheets
-Up to 8 colors
-Up to two smoke bombs (done in sections on the canvas with a little overlap)
-Photos documenting the creation of your piece
-Or two 11x14 cosmos paintings on gessobord with up to two planets each

This reward painting REPLACES the previous reward level gift

-20% off original works

Every patron will also be listed on our 'thank you' panel at each public showing of art and in annual thank you letters/posts (unless you ask to remain anonymous). "Patron of the Arts" personalized laminate cards coming this year as well!

Plumb crazy
$100 or more per Paintings, visual art
If you pledge $100/completed piece you are equal parts crazy and amazing.  Pledging this much would give you exclusive, in person access to the creation process, one custom painting up to 11x14" per MONTH and top billing on the Patron's list at live events.