Gilead is creating 100 Paintings in 12 Months
18

patrons

$135
per month
A few years ago I pledged to do 1000 paintings in one year. It was an ambitious undertaking, perhaps a little too ambitious but then you never know until you try do you? Anyways I only did 530 paintings.

This year I'm making a different pledge, one that is both less ambitious and more.

I want to paint 100 paintings in the next 12 months from August to August.

Less ambitious because it is a much smaller number, but more ambitious because I counted my signs last time and that meant several hundred paintings were pretty much a given since that was my day job.
Also they were almost all acrylic paintings last time.
This time most of them will be oil paint which is a little harder and takes longer.
And my style is more realistic than before which also takes longer.

I will include re-paints and finishing previously unfinished work as a new painting since I have a few of those.

None of these paintings have any certainty of selling. Commercial art is done on a commission basis and is in theory a guaranteed sale, but I don't have or want commissions right now. Instead right now I'm interested in experimentation with new materials, styles, colors, textures and subjects. There will be fantasy art, octopuses, nude figures, portraits, costumes, still lifes, landscapes, and wildlife art.
My mind is bursting with a bunch of crazy ideas that I want to try, but have no idea if they will work or if anyone will like them.

I intend to offer all of this work at a very low price. Most of them will be $50.00. There are several reasons for this, but the chief reason is that I'm hoping to be able to afford to do so because I will be sufficiently pre-funded by way of Patreon.

Patreon is a website where you can pledge to support an artist or project that you like on a monthly basis. You can, and I encourage you to, pledge as little as a dollar a month.

Unlike Kickstarter there is no time limit on Patreon. nor is there necessarily a product to offer at the end.  
The reward that I want to offer is to sell my art at a very affordable price in the faith that I will eventually get enough ongoing support to make it feasible to keep doing so.

In the beginning this will mean that I am all but giving my work away for free, but I'm offering my trust that it will come back to me in time.

Whatever you decide, you have been supportive and encouraging to me and my work for years and you have my thanks now and always.
I came to Patreon because my fans asked me to.  I have a wonderful group of people who follow my work regularly on Facebook and they wanted a way to help me keep doing what I do. Patreon is a wonderfully simple and easy method of doing just that.
Watch me paint, hear some stories, check out some pictures, ask questions, anything you like.

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
17 patrons
You are a genuine patron of the arts, and your contribution makes a much bigger difference than you probably realize.
With this contribution you'll get my heartfelt gratitude and
access to my Patreon page. 
Here you will see Exclusive content that no one else will see.


Goals
$135 of $600 per month
This is the place where I could finally start making prints for my patrons.  This is what I was hoping to do all along.  Sort of a print of the month club.  We'll start with postcards and work out way up.
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A few years ago I pledged to do 1000 paintings in one year. It was an ambitious undertaking, perhaps a little too ambitious but then you never know until you try do you? Anyways I only did 530 paintings.

This year I'm making a different pledge, one that is both less ambitious and more.

I want to paint 100 paintings in the next 12 months from August to August.

Less ambitious because it is a much smaller number, but more ambitious because I counted my signs last time and that meant several hundred paintings were pretty much a given since that was my day job.
Also they were almost all acrylic paintings last time.
This time most of them will be oil paint which is a little harder and takes longer.
And my style is more realistic than before which also takes longer.

I will include re-paints and finishing previously unfinished work as a new painting since I have a few of those.

None of these paintings have any certainty of selling. Commercial art is done on a commission basis and is in theory a guaranteed sale, but I don't have or want commissions right now. Instead right now I'm interested in experimentation with new materials, styles, colors, textures and subjects. There will be fantasy art, octopuses, nude figures, portraits, costumes, still lifes, landscapes, and wildlife art.
My mind is bursting with a bunch of crazy ideas that I want to try, but have no idea if they will work or if anyone will like them.

I intend to offer all of this work at a very low price. Most of them will be $50.00. There are several reasons for this, but the chief reason is that I'm hoping to be able to afford to do so because I will be sufficiently pre-funded by way of Patreon.

Patreon is a website where you can pledge to support an artist or project that you like on a monthly basis. You can, and I encourage you to, pledge as little as a dollar a month.

Unlike Kickstarter there is no time limit on Patreon. nor is there necessarily a product to offer at the end.  
The reward that I want to offer is to sell my art at a very affordable price in the faith that I will eventually get enough ongoing support to make it feasible to keep doing so.

In the beginning this will mean that I am all but giving my work away for free, but I'm offering my trust that it will come back to me in time.

Whatever you decide, you have been supportive and encouraging to me and my work for years and you have my thanks now and always.
I came to Patreon because my fans asked me to.  I have a wonderful group of people who follow my work regularly on Facebook and they wanted a way to help me keep doing what I do. Patreon is a wonderfully simple and easy method of doing just that.
Watch me paint, hear some stories, check out some pictures, ask questions, anything you like.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
17 patrons
You are a genuine patron of the arts, and your contribution makes a much bigger difference than you probably realize.
With this contribution you'll get my heartfelt gratitude and
access to my Patreon page. 
Here you will see Exclusive content that no one else will see.