Kelly Eddington - Fine Artist

is creating Watercolor Paintings

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  • Patreon activity stream access—info on current paintings, shows, U2 things I’m doing, and other projects. You’ll get early access to pretty much everything I’m working on, days ahead of my followers on social media.
  • And you will receive my undying love!
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    • Your access to my Patreon activity stream includes a video component! I’ll provide in-progress videos, questions and answers, shots of my hands painting things while I explain what’s happening, possibly my face talking to you (I am shy), and so on. These videos might include my cat Pooj, subject to Pooj availability.
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    • Ask me anything! Send me your art or non-art questions, and I'll answer them right away!
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    About

    WHO I AM

    I am an award-winning watercolor artist who creates highly detailed portraits along with things that are shiny and complicated. I’ve been painting professionally since 2010. Before that, I was an art teacher for seventeen years.



    WHAT I DO

    I paint unique watercolors that can take weeks and sometimes months to complete. This is my 9-5 job, and I love it very much. My home studio (a desk with lots of lights along with a small set of drawers and a flat file cabinet) looks out onto an oak forest in extremely-rural northeast Missouri. My husband Jeff and I go “into town” once a week for groceries. “Town” is 25 miles away.

    But back to my watercolors. I’m a signature member of some prestigious watercolor/painting societies (TWSA, IWS, MoWS, GAWA, HAC, IGOR, if any of those letters matter to you). My paintings live in private collections, galleries, and even some honest-to-god museums all over the world. I’m trying to push watercolor as far as it can go!



    I wish I could say that my work earns me a comfortable living, but it does not. I am not one of those artists who produces a quick, splashy painting per day. My watercolors are obsessively detailed, and that kind of thing takes time, and that kind of thing makes my paintings expensive. But I am not keen to change my style in order to stockpile hundreds of affordable paintings. So that is my problem, and that is why I rely on the support of my patrons.



    I also have a side gig at the U2 website atu2.com, where I create an illustrated cartoon-ish feature about the band. I've been doing this for free since 2002, and if you'd like to slide a little money my way to support that, or any of the other things I do in the U2 fandom, I would appreciate that very much! Two of my U2 paintings are part of the Little Museum of Dublin's permanent collection, and Bono saw one of my paintings and said it was brilliant, so that legitimizes this very out-there fangirl activity of mine somewhat.

    Everything I post here will be early-access for my patrons. This means you’ll get to see what I’m up to days before my followers on Instagram, Twitter, and so on. And a lot of that stuff will be just for you. I plan to post every few days and go into more detail than I can on the average Instagram post. I will charge my patrons once per month for all of my creative output.



    WHAT YOU GET 


    $1 per month
    •  Patreon activity stream access—info on current paintings, shows, U2 things I’m doing, and other projects. You’ll get early access to pretty much everything I’m working on, days ahead of my followers on social media. 
    • And you will also receive my undying love.

    $3 per month
    • Your access to my Patreon activity stream includes a video component! I’ll provide in-progress videos, questions and answers, shots of my hands painting things while I explain what’s happening, possibly my face talking to you (I am shy), and so on. These videos might include my cat Pooj, subject to Pooj availability.
    • Everything from the lower categories

    $5 per month
    • Ask me anything! Send me your art or non-art questions, and I'll answer them right away!
    • Everything from the lower categories

    $10 per month
    • I am your on-call, 24-7 art teacher! Ask me for critiques of your work, tips, etc.
    • Everything from the lower categories
    • 20% discount on any commissioned work

    $35 per month
    • One 8”x10” print of your choice
    • Everything from the lower categories
    • 30% discount on any commissioned work



    HOW PATRONS LIKE YOU CAN SUPPORT ME 

    I'd love it if some of my biggest fans would consider supporting my work via Patreon. It would be so great if I could get to know you better—social media is just too anonymous to make real connections. Also it’s hard for me to explain my process and help people grow artistically with just a few sentences. 

    My patrons will help me buy paper, paint, and (ugh) mats and frames for my watercolors. You’ll help me sustain my tiny art studio. You’ll help me prove that working as an artist is a legitimate career choice.

    Thank you so much for reading this and supporting my art.



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    $228 of $250 per month
    When I reach $250 per month, I'll send cards to all of my patrons. <3
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