Amy Brown Art is creating art - watercolor paintings
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Virtual Chronicler of the Faery Realm

Hi everyone! Thank-you for stopping by! Kick off your shoes and hang out a while. Just stay away from the goblins...they bite.

I've been painting faeries for more than 20 years. I work primarily in watercolor, but I also like to add a little ink, colored pencils...sometimes whatever I can find. I hope that I create images that inspire others to create, make people happy, and help brighten their mood and maybe get them through tough moments in life. Sometimes we all need to believe in a little magic, even if it's just for a short while. 

Why am I on Patreon? I'm hoping it will allow me to interact with people who really want to be here and love the art. I hope to create a pleasant atmosphere here, where patrons feel comfortable asking questions and interacting.

The costs of being a working artist continue to grow every year. (Shop fees, seller fees, transaction fees, monthly fees for various services, advertising, etc.) While my overhead has steadily climbed, I haven't raised my print prices in.....a very very long time. :D And I don't want to raise them! When I started my business more than 20 years ago, my goal was to have affordable art that inspired people and made them happy. I'd like to keep that goal alive!  Pledges coming from Patreon will go towards overhead and printing costs. :)

My plan is to post lots of process photos, explain my techniques, and show what I've been working on. Please feel free to ask questions about the process or even about the art business in general. I have been in the business for more than 20 years, and have seen it evolve and grow. I'm also a "think outside the box" person, so I often tackle this business from odd angles. :D

Again, thank-you for taking the time to stop by. I truly appreciate it. :)

I'm going to add my materials list here in case anyone is interested. These are my current favorite materials.
Materials List:
Arches Bright White Hot Press 300lb watercolor paper
Moulin Du Roy hot press 300lb watercolor paper
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
(I am also looking for new brushes, but currently use Trekell round brushes for watercolors)
Pigma Micron archival ink pens
Faber Castell PITT pens
A good white plastic eraser
Prismacolor colored pencils
Uniball Signo white gel pens

***PRINT CLUB TIER: For those new to the print club, each month we'll vote on the print for that month. It takes roughly 2 weeks to have prints printed and signed. Shipping usually starts the first week of the following month. (i.e. January prints ship in early February, February prints ship in early March, etc.) Print Club print sizes are 8x10 or 8.5x11 depending on how the image fits the paper. You'll also get digital coloring page downloads every month and a 4.25x5.5 inch petite print that is not available anywhere else.

***COLORING PAGE DOWNLOADS (tiers $5 and up): Coloring page downloads will be available the following month right after Patreon processes pledges-usually between the 3rd and 5th. I'll send a message to all qualifying patrons with a password and link for the downloads. * (required legal mumbo jumbo) The digital downloads provided through Patreon are for personal use only. No permission is given for sharing and/or selling of the files or arts/crafts made from the files. All art, files, etc are owned exclusively by Amy Brown /Amy Brown Fantasy Art Inc.

***PATREON - PATRON ONLY SHOP*** I've opened a section at my website www.amybrownart.com for Patreon patrons. It's password access only. Feel free to message me if you don't have the current password.The new section is for advanced access to new prints, special discounts, original art, etc. There might not be new items in it every month, but I will let everyone know when new items are added.

Monthly Schedule
(tentative dates, since Life tends to throw things at me on a regular basis)
*Every MONDAY - weekly WIPs (work in progress pics) will be posted. (Tuesday at the latest)
*The middle of every month (13th - 15th) I'll be listing advanced access to any new prints in the Patron shop at amybrownart.com. Keep in mind, they'll be available for a limited time. ***There might not be prints every month, if I don't have new releases.
*Each month I will post the choices for the monthly Print Club print. Print Club members ($15 tier and up) will have a few days to vote on their favorite print. I will then place an order for the winning image. The first week of the following month, print club prints will start shipping. (example: January prints ship first week of February) It can take a week or so to get all of them out. If there are any delays, I will post the info.
*Coloring Page Downloads for tiers $5 and up - Beginning of the following month, once pledges clear, I will send out the link/password for the monthly coloring page downloads (usually around the 3rd - 5th of the month). Patrons will have approximately 3 weeks to grab their downloads. (example: January downloads will be available by Feb 5th. February downloads will be available by Mar 5th, etc) Don't forget to download them ASAP, as they'll only be available until the next month's downloads go up. :)


Tiers
Pixies
$1 or more per month
Access to subscriber posts - me rambling about nonsense, work in progress pics, recipes for goblin repellent...stuff like that. See my painting process step by step. It's like an art workshop for $1 a month. ;) Patrons will also have access to the Patreon Patron Shop on my website! The Patron Shop features advanced access to new unreleased prints, original art, etc.
Faeries
$5 or more per month
 You get everything at the Pixie level, plus 4 downloadable coloring pages once a month. 
Sprites
$10 or more per month (sold out!)
Coloring Page Upgrade - Includes rewards for the Pixies and Faeries tiers, PLUS 4 additional coloring page downloads every month. 
Patreon Print Club
$15 or more per month
Includes rewards from the Pixies and Faeries tiers and additional content. But more importantly, patrons  of this tier will also get an 8x10 or 8.5x11  inch "Patreon Only" signed print and a 4.45x5.5 "petite print" shipped to them each month.  *Due to the high postage costs for international shipping (and changing tax laws) I am only shipping to the US and Canada. An additional $5 will need to be added to Canadian pledges to cover postage. (Thank-you for understanding.)  I've added a short note to the "about" section explaining the print club. :) 
Deluxe Print Club
$20 or more per month (sold out!)
Coloring Page Upgrade - Includes rewards for Pixies, Faeries, and the Print Club tiers PLUS 4 additional coloring page downloads every month. 
Ink Drawing
$50 or more per month (sold out!)
Includes rewards for Pixies, Faeries,  Sprites, and the Print Club tier  - but patrons of this tier will also get a 5x7 - 6x9 inch ink drawing every month. Ink drawings will be on toned paper like the image above and may include metallic and colored pencil accents. They will be shipped randomly, so every month you will be surprised. Most themes will be faeries, but I will shake it up occasionally and do mermaids,  fairy foxes...whatever tickles my fancy.  *Due to the high postage costs for international shipping (and changing  tax laws) I am only shipping to the US and Canada. An additional $10 will  need to be added to Canadian pledges to cover postage. (Thank-you for  understanding.)  
Fae Portraits
$200 or more per month (sold out!)
 Includes rewards for Pixies, Faeries, Sprites and the Print Club tier -  but patrons of this tier will also get a medium sized watercolor painting each month.  As there is only one slot for this tier, I will try to show you 2 or 3 pieces each month to choose from.  *Due to the high postage costs for international shipping (and changing  tax laws) I am only shipping to the US and Canada. An additional $10 will need to be added to Canadian pledges to cover postage. (Thank-you for  understanding.)  
Goals
174 of 200 patrons
This is an important goal, as it would allow me to hire a hedgehog shaman to cast anti-troll spells around my studio and shipping area. Those trolls really make a mess.

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Virtual Chronicler of the Faery Realm

Hi everyone! Thank-you for stopping by! Kick off your shoes and hang out a while. Just stay away from the goblins...they bite.

I've been painting faeries for more than 20 years. I work primarily in watercolor, but I also like to add a little ink, colored pencils...sometimes whatever I can find. I hope that I create images that inspire others to create, make people happy, and help brighten their mood and maybe get them through tough moments in life. Sometimes we all need to believe in a little magic, even if it's just for a short while. 

Why am I on Patreon? I'm hoping it will allow me to interact with people who really want to be here and love the art. I hope to create a pleasant atmosphere here, where patrons feel comfortable asking questions and interacting.

The costs of being a working artist continue to grow every year. (Shop fees, seller fees, transaction fees, monthly fees for various services, advertising, etc.) While my overhead has steadily climbed, I haven't raised my print prices in.....a very very long time. :D And I don't want to raise them! When I started my business more than 20 years ago, my goal was to have affordable art that inspired people and made them happy. I'd like to keep that goal alive!  Pledges coming from Patreon will go towards overhead and printing costs. :)

My plan is to post lots of process photos, explain my techniques, and show what I've been working on. Please feel free to ask questions about the process or even about the art business in general. I have been in the business for more than 20 years, and have seen it evolve and grow. I'm also a "think outside the box" person, so I often tackle this business from odd angles. :D

Again, thank-you for taking the time to stop by. I truly appreciate it. :)

I'm going to add my materials list here in case anyone is interested. These are my current favorite materials.
Materials List:
Arches Bright White Hot Press 300lb watercolor paper
Moulin Du Roy hot press 300lb watercolor paper
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
(I am also looking for new brushes, but currently use Trekell round brushes for watercolors)
Pigma Micron archival ink pens
Faber Castell PITT pens
A good white plastic eraser
Prismacolor colored pencils
Uniball Signo white gel pens

***PRINT CLUB TIER: For those new to the print club, each month we'll vote on the print for that month. It takes roughly 2 weeks to have prints printed and signed. Shipping usually starts the first week of the following month. (i.e. January prints ship in early February, February prints ship in early March, etc.) Print Club print sizes are 8x10 or 8.5x11 depending on how the image fits the paper. You'll also get digital coloring page downloads every month and a 4.25x5.5 inch petite print that is not available anywhere else.

***COLORING PAGE DOWNLOADS (tiers $5 and up): Coloring page downloads will be available the following month right after Patreon processes pledges-usually between the 3rd and 5th. I'll send a message to all qualifying patrons with a password and link for the downloads. * (required legal mumbo jumbo) The digital downloads provided through Patreon are for personal use only. No permission is given for sharing and/or selling of the files or arts/crafts made from the files. All art, files, etc are owned exclusively by Amy Brown /Amy Brown Fantasy Art Inc.

***PATREON - PATRON ONLY SHOP*** I've opened a section at my website www.amybrownart.com for Patreon patrons. It's password access only. Feel free to message me if you don't have the current password.The new section is for advanced access to new prints, special discounts, original art, etc. There might not be new items in it every month, but I will let everyone know when new items are added.

Monthly Schedule
(tentative dates, since Life tends to throw things at me on a regular basis)
*Every MONDAY - weekly WIPs (work in progress pics) will be posted. (Tuesday at the latest)
*The middle of every month (13th - 15th) I'll be listing advanced access to any new prints in the Patron shop at amybrownart.com. Keep in mind, they'll be available for a limited time. ***There might not be prints every month, if I don't have new releases.
*Each month I will post the choices for the monthly Print Club print. Print Club members ($15 tier and up) will have a few days to vote on their favorite print. I will then place an order for the winning image. The first week of the following month, print club prints will start shipping. (example: January prints ship first week of February) It can take a week or so to get all of them out. If there are any delays, I will post the info.
*Coloring Page Downloads for tiers $5 and up - Beginning of the following month, once pledges clear, I will send out the link/password for the monthly coloring page downloads (usually around the 3rd - 5th of the month). Patrons will have approximately 3 weeks to grab their downloads. (example: January downloads will be available by Feb 5th. February downloads will be available by Mar 5th, etc) Don't forget to download them ASAP, as they'll only be available until the next month's downloads go up. :)


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Tiers
Pixies
$1 or more per month
Access to subscriber posts - me rambling about nonsense, work in progress pics, recipes for goblin repellent...stuff like that. See my painting process step by step. It's like an art workshop for $1 a month. ;) Patrons will also have access to the Patreon Patron Shop on my website! The Patron Shop features advanced access to new unreleased prints, original art, etc.
Faeries
$5 or more per month
 You get everything at the Pixie level, plus 4 downloadable coloring pages once a month. 
Sprites
$10 or more per month (sold out!)
Coloring Page Upgrade - Includes rewards for the Pixies and Faeries tiers, PLUS 4 additional coloring page downloads every month. 
Patreon Print Club
$15 or more per month
Includes rewards from the Pixies and Faeries tiers and additional content. But more importantly, patrons  of this tier will also get an 8x10 or 8.5x11  inch "Patreon Only" signed print and a 4.45x5.5 "petite print" shipped to them each month.  *Due to the high postage costs for international shipping (and changing tax laws) I am only shipping to the US and Canada. An additional $5 will need to be added to Canadian pledges to cover postage. (Thank-you for understanding.)  I've added a short note to the "about" section explaining the print club. :) 
Deluxe Print Club
$20 or more per month (sold out!)
Coloring Page Upgrade - Includes rewards for Pixies, Faeries, and the Print Club tiers PLUS 4 additional coloring page downloads every month. 
Ink Drawing
$50 or more per month (sold out!)
Includes rewards for Pixies, Faeries,  Sprites, and the Print Club tier  - but patrons of this tier will also get a 5x7 - 6x9 inch ink drawing every month. Ink drawings will be on toned paper like the image above and may include metallic and colored pencil accents. They will be shipped randomly, so every month you will be surprised. Most themes will be faeries, but I will shake it up occasionally and do mermaids,  fairy foxes...whatever tickles my fancy.  *Due to the high postage costs for international shipping (and changing  tax laws) I am only shipping to the US and Canada. An additional $10 will  need to be added to Canadian pledges to cover postage. (Thank-you for  understanding.)  
Fae Portraits
$200 or more per month (sold out!)
 Includes rewards for Pixies, Faeries, Sprites and the Print Club tier -  but patrons of this tier will also get a medium sized watercolor painting each month.  As there is only one slot for this tier, I will try to show you 2 or 3 pieces each month to choose from.  *Due to the high postage costs for international shipping (and changing  tax laws) I am only shipping to the US and Canada. An additional $10 will need to be added to Canadian pledges to cover postage. (Thank-you for  understanding.)