Janet is creating portraits of humans and other segmented tubes
11

patrons

$56
per painting
Hi, I'm Janet. You can look at years of my work on my website at bruesselbach.com and more recent output at bruesselbach.tumblr.com. I've been painting since I was 12, and I'm particularly good at humans, but use space and humanlike machines and systems as well. My signature seems to be a combination of representational figuration and figure-like horror-vacui abstraction inspired by science fiction.

People seem to like my work, and if you are one of those people, this Patreon is a way to fund me making it, because supplies and resources I need to spend time making art cost money. You get a representation or part of each thing I make. Usually Patreon works monthly, but I feel like it makes more sense, for how I want to work and for your investment, that you're paying for part of a painting, with the value or amount of reward determined by the amount you pledge, and the size and effort of the artwork being determined by the total pledges. That said, I tend to make what I want, usually bigger than the level we're at, and share attachments with all patrons.


For the past couple of years, I have been focused on Daughters of Mercury, a project in which I work with trans women painting portraits that depict each of them in the unique way they want to be seen. It was my way of using what I'm best at to support people I love and admire and counteract the difficulties they face in a cissexist and transmisogynist society. Enough of these to make a 2016 calendar were funded by Kickstarter, but I painted enough to make a 2017 calendar as well. Prints and some of the originals are available on my site. I make sure to pay my models generously when they need it. While some paintings I make and will share through this Patreon will be of trans women subjects, since they're beautiful and should be painted and I know many I still want to paint, those portraits will no longer formally be part of the project, and only if/when this Patreon reaches the third or fourth level, at which I can both pay a model for that amount of time, pay for the materials, and produce rewards, will I again make paintings that size.



This Patreon is for work beyond that, be it portraits (in person or video but rarely from photos) of interesting people, or new experiments in goofy algorithmic sci-fi figurative imagery, sort of like what I did in my grad school days, but probably better; or both at once. I want to do more invention, particularly what I imagine as "future people" but in this anachronistic form. By subscribing to receive hi-res images, prints or paintings, or even commissioning your own portrait, you're helping a working artist dedicate her time to making beautiful paintings of awesome people and sometimes made-up conglomerations of humanoid bits in space or whatever.



I don't work if I'm not paid, and I need to know I have a paying audience to produce work. By giving even a little bit, you are helping pay my working costs and getting introduced to the subjects that deserve to be celebrated in paint whether they can commission it or not. I promise I will not be so prolific as to tax you, so by supporting to have a piece of each artwork, you may be contributing fairly rarely. I will aim for about once a month, but sometimes I skip months due to having a day job or something.

I know how open ended this all sounds, but if you like what I do and want to see what happens when I don't have a structured project (I'm sure excited to find out), pledge me a little something!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per painting
2 patrons
You get updates with images of each painting.
Pledge $3 or more per painting
4 patrons
You get a high resolution image of each painting, plus info about how it happened, reference and progress shots.
Pledge $5 or more per painting
3 patrons
You get a high resolution image of the painting, info about the making of it, and postcard or little print or drawing.
Pledge $10 or more per painting
2 patrons
You get a larger art mailing -  a modestly sized print of the art or related drawing. You also get a high resolution image, progress shots and other info about its making.
Pledge $10 or more per painting
0 patrons
You want to keep this virtual! You'll get video of me at work, and invitations to when it is happening live. It is fun to watch; I usually dance. You also get a high resolution image, info about how it happened, progress, etc.
Pledge $20 or more per painting
1 patron
You get a big print of whatever I have made! You'll also get video of me at work, and invitations to when it is happening live. You also get a high resolution image, plus info about making it.
Pledge $25 or more per painting
0 patrons
I will send you, one time, a painting in my possession, of your choice. You also get a big print or drawing and some other art stuff I feel like throwing in there. And of course, a high resolution image of each painting, plus info about its making. This is first come first served, so only if you are the first to pledge this can you get away with paying $25 for an oil painting and then unsubscribing, if your conscience can tolerate such a thing.
Pledge $50 or more per painting
0 patrons
You commission a portrait, and we'll set up poses! This may be over videochat or in person, and we can work out whatever else you can afford if you want to go big and/or weird. You also get a one-time original (probably the one you commissioned), a mailing each time, a high resolution image of each work, info about it, video, etc.
Goals
$56 of $100 per painting
I can paint a little painting, either a teleportrait sketch of a Patron or an improvisational series of tubes cyberpsych doodle or possibly my cat or a famous internet cat on velvet. It will take about 3 hours!
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Hi, I'm Janet. You can look at years of my work on my website at bruesselbach.com and more recent output at bruesselbach.tumblr.com. I've been painting since I was 12, and I'm particularly good at humans, but use space and humanlike machines and systems as well. My signature seems to be a combination of representational figuration and figure-like horror-vacui abstraction inspired by science fiction.

People seem to like my work, and if you are one of those people, this Patreon is a way to fund me making it, because supplies and resources I need to spend time making art cost money. You get a representation or part of each thing I make. Usually Patreon works monthly, but I feel like it makes more sense, for how I want to work and for your investment, that you're paying for part of a painting, with the value or amount of reward determined by the amount you pledge, and the size and effort of the artwork being determined by the total pledges. That said, I tend to make what I want, usually bigger than the level we're at, and share attachments with all patrons.


For the past couple of years, I have been focused on Daughters of Mercury, a project in which I work with trans women painting portraits that depict each of them in the unique way they want to be seen. It was my way of using what I'm best at to support people I love and admire and counteract the difficulties they face in a cissexist and transmisogynist society. Enough of these to make a 2016 calendar were funded by Kickstarter, but I painted enough to make a 2017 calendar as well. Prints and some of the originals are available on my site. I make sure to pay my models generously when they need it. While some paintings I make and will share through this Patreon will be of trans women subjects, since they're beautiful and should be painted and I know many I still want to paint, those portraits will no longer formally be part of the project, and only if/when this Patreon reaches the third or fourth level, at which I can both pay a model for that amount of time, pay for the materials, and produce rewards, will I again make paintings that size.



This Patreon is for work beyond that, be it portraits (in person or video but rarely from photos) of interesting people, or new experiments in goofy algorithmic sci-fi figurative imagery, sort of like what I did in my grad school days, but probably better; or both at once. I want to do more invention, particularly what I imagine as "future people" but in this anachronistic form. By subscribing to receive hi-res images, prints or paintings, or even commissioning your own portrait, you're helping a working artist dedicate her time to making beautiful paintings of awesome people and sometimes made-up conglomerations of humanoid bits in space or whatever.



I don't work if I'm not paid, and I need to know I have a paying audience to produce work. By giving even a little bit, you are helping pay my working costs and getting introduced to the subjects that deserve to be celebrated in paint whether they can commission it or not. I promise I will not be so prolific as to tax you, so by supporting to have a piece of each artwork, you may be contributing fairly rarely. I will aim for about once a month, but sometimes I skip months due to having a day job or something.

I know how open ended this all sounds, but if you like what I do and want to see what happens when I don't have a structured project (I'm sure excited to find out), pledge me a little something!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per painting
2 patrons
You get updates with images of each painting.
Pledge $3 or more per painting
4 patrons
You get a high resolution image of each painting, plus info about how it happened, reference and progress shots.
Pledge $5 or more per painting
3 patrons
You get a high resolution image of the painting, info about the making of it, and postcard or little print or drawing.
Pledge $10 or more per painting
2 patrons
You get a larger art mailing -  a modestly sized print of the art or related drawing. You also get a high resolution image, progress shots and other info about its making.
Pledge $10 or more per painting
0 patrons
You want to keep this virtual! You'll get video of me at work, and invitations to when it is happening live. It is fun to watch; I usually dance. You also get a high resolution image, info about how it happened, progress, etc.
Pledge $20 or more per painting
1 patron
You get a big print of whatever I have made! You'll also get video of me at work, and invitations to when it is happening live. You also get a high resolution image, plus info about making it.
Pledge $25 or more per painting
0 patrons
I will send you, one time, a painting in my possession, of your choice. You also get a big print or drawing and some other art stuff I feel like throwing in there. And of course, a high resolution image of each painting, plus info about its making. This is first come first served, so only if you are the first to pledge this can you get away with paying $25 for an oil painting and then unsubscribing, if your conscience can tolerate such a thing.
Pledge $50 or more per painting
0 patrons
You commission a portrait, and we'll set up poses! This may be over videochat or in person, and we can work out whatever else you can afford if you want to go big and/or weird. You also get a one-time original (probably the one you commissioned), a mailing each time, a high resolution image of each work, info about it, video, etc.