Heather Gwinn

is creating whimsical paintings and coloring books and magic

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In the Studio

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$1
per month
'In the Studio' tier includes patron exclusive posts sharing my progress, failures and achievements in the studio.  You will see the artwork I don't share publicly because it's a mess!  You will learn the new techniques I try out and the magic I discover when I mix up certain colors and spread them on the canvas.

***New original work will be made available to all patrons seven days before listing to the public.***
  • General Support
  • Early access
  • Behind-the-scenes content

Coloring Along

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$5
per month
You want to color!  Y'all will receive new coloring pages regularly to download and print, I'm thinking one a month, maybe more?  Additionally, I'll likely poll you folks on the regular to see what images you think might work best for future publications of physical books, feedback is DA BOMB.

Will also include all benefits from Tier 1:
  • In the Studio behind the scenes content
  • My undying gratitude
***New original work will be made available to all patrons seven days before listing to the public***
  • General Support
  • Early access
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Digital downloads

Gettin' Real Yo!

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$10
per month
This is serious, you really like me. No chump change -  $10 is a solid investment in my work. This provides 37 ml of Alizarin Crimson and that's a big deal.

This tier includes %20 off all purchases in my Etsy shop, just message me prior to purchase and I will generate a code for your discount. You are the bomb-diggity, the song in my heard and the twinkle in my eye. Thank you.

Will also include all benefits from tiers one and two, including:
  • In the Studio behind the scenes content
  • Monthly digital downloads of new coloring pages
  • My undying gratitude
***New original work will be made available to all patrons seven days before listing to the public***
  • General Support
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Digital downloads
  • Early access
  • Discount on purchases in the shop

7

patrons

$41

per month

About

Where am I and what is a Patreon?

Imagine me squinting as I say it, a tone of impatient grumpiness in my voice as I'm confronted with learning something new... this was me not too long ago.  Here's what Patreon is for me:  

Here is a place where you can peek into the grand misfortune that is paintings gone wrong and my thought process as I try to salvage or ultimately scrap it. 

Here is where you can see the tremendous excitement as the illusion of iridescence made with white zinc and burnt umber appears on the canvas (it's true, I did it and was amazed).  Check it.



I think about my art alot.  I take photos after every painting session and flip through them so I can see the changes happen incrementally and decide where to go next.  I mull them and contemplate colors and techniques and materials.  I'm a thinker and I'm a writer.  It's here that I will post these progress photos and the thoughts I have about them.  I'm not a trained artist, I learn as I go and am excited to share the process.

I started drawing at thirty-five, out of the blue, zoop zap and suddenly I was drawing all the time.  I'd found something latent inside me, a spark of something magical and wonderful and curious.  I 'create in the cracks' of a day to day life as a systems analyst and mother, a dogwalker and good friend.  I make it work, I make it a priority and I make it essential.

Patreon provides a platform for me to share all of the magic and wonder that is my studio and my life - and Patreon is an opportunity for folks like you to share in that, to fund a tube of paint once a month and walk along with me, maybe learning, maybe being inspired, maybe coloring.  It's pretty swell.

Did she say coloring?!

I DID!  Patrons at Tier 2 and Three (named 'Coloring Along' and 'Gettin' Real Yo' ... which makes me laugh) will have access to digital downloads of new coloring pages at least once a month maybe more (probably more).  

And what else?  Gosh, really, I don't know yet.  Some exclusive postcards would be an awfully fun thing to do because getting mail is the coolest thing ever.  Maybe a run of 'patron prints' at some point?  This is all so new but it seems the opportunities are endless!
Goals
$40.98 of $50 per month
BLACKOUT SHADES!

OMG, lighting is such a damned issue in the studio.  Here's the challenges:
  1. I want as much natural light as I can get when I'm painting.
  2. I want pitch black when I am projecting an image onto the canvas.
  3. Curtains are generally not as dark as I would like AND overflow onto the walls and hit my wet paintings when the heat or AC kicks on.
I need a shade, a solid, reliable blackout shade for that window.  If you have recommendations I'm all ears!!
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