Meldrum Art

is creating outdoor watercolour videos

8

patrons

$53

per month

About Meldrum Art

Hello!
My name is David Meldrum and I paint watercolours for a living. I gave up my day job at the beginning of 2018 and although my economy has definitely suffered, my life is so much richer. I have absolutely no regrets and instead work hard to make being an artist work. I run weekly life drawing classes here in Stockholm and this year I have started teaching watercolour classes too. I also sell my watercolours of course.

It has come as a big surprise to me that I actually like to teach and inspire others. I thought I was too shy to stand in front of a group of people. Even standing in front of a camera was so difficult in the beginning but after doing it for a while I got used to it.

I love to paint plein air and therefore film more often outdoors. I like to work quickly and painting watercolours outside is perfect for me. I travel a lot due to my family situation being so international, I sail too – I just love to sail. I film while I paint and talk about my approach and reasoning, I give tips on what I do and why. These days I actually enjoy filming myself while I paint, even editing afterwards is rewarding although it does eat up a lot of my time - time that I could use to paint instead. But hey, life is an interesting puzzle that we all have to deal with.

It’s great that you are interested in helping me achieve my dream which is to paint full-time, teach and to produce demonstration videos. My films are free to watch on YouTube but aren’t free to produce. Supporting me is easy and doesn’t have to be expensive. Here on Patreon you decide how much you want to contribute each month. Any amount is much appreciated and you will be rewarded I promise.

My patrons get to see an exclusive weekly Monday briefing where I talk about what is happening in my life, which paintings I have sold or watercolours I am working on - this is not available on YouTube. I have other benifits too depending on what tier of support you choose. The tier system is unique to Patreon and you just choose what level of support that feels good for you. For more information about tiers, look to the right of this page.

Thank you and welcome,

David 
Select a membership level
Tier 1
$1
per month

This means you just like what I am trying to achieve and enjoy my art. I really appreciate your support. A dollar a month goes a long way to helping me reach my goal. All patrons whatever tier they choose get to see my videos ahead of others. You also get my weekly Monday briefing video, which offers exclusive news and art that is only available here on Patreon.

Tier 2
$3
per month

Basically this is the same as Tier 1 except you can afford to contribute a bit more each month. I thank you, the more support I recieve the better my videos will be. Cameras and other equipment are expensive to buy.

Tier 3
$5
per month

What a wonderful patron!
I will send you a hand-painted postcard once a year, a mini Meldrum watercolour. Greetings are personally handwritten and signed.

All supporters, whatever tier they choose get to see my videos ahead of others. You also get my weekly Monday briefing video, which offers exclusive news and art that is only available here on Patreon.


Tier 4
$10
per month

Your generosity means you have the right to win one of my watercolours. Once a year in December I will hold a lottery for one of my featured watercolours on YouTube.  
( Please note that you need to have supported Meldrum Art on Patreon for at least 2 months to be eligible. )

I will also send you a hand-painted postcard once a year, a mini Meldrum watercolour. Greetings are personally handwritten and signed.

All supporters, whatever tier they choose get to see my videos ahead of others. You also get my weekly Monday briefing video, which offers exclusive news and art that is only available here on Patreon.  



Tier 5
$25
per month

Wow, this is fantastic. Thank you so much.  
Let’s paint together!
I will send you a photograph each quarter and offer critique when you paint the scene and return it to me. This will be on Skype or some other video chat application. I can send a written critique if preferred.

You are also entitled to win one of my watercolours. Once a year in December I will hold a lottery for one of my featured watercolours on YouTube.  
( Please note that you need to have supported Meldrum Art on Patreon for at least 2 months to be eligible. )

I will also send you a hand-painted postcard once a year, a mini Meldrum watercolour. Greetings are personally handwritten and signed.

All supporters, whatever tier they choose get to see my videos ahead of others. You also get my weekly Monday briefing video, which offers exclusive news and art that is only available here on Patreon.  
 



Goals
$53 of $500 per month
I want to improve the quality of my videos all the time. If I receive $500 for each episode I will be able to buy new video equipment. I can invest in a proper data storage and backup system. I will also be able save money towards a new laptop which I will need at some point.
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