Tanya Harsch is creating oil paintings
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patrons
Well, hello, and welcome! 

I'm an artist working in the hills of Maine.  I paint narrative oil paintings of people, because I continue to be baffled in my attempt to understand the human condition, and of toys, because I never really graduated from kindergarten.  Patreon is a way to follow my artwork and/or subscribe to various studio goodies.


"Catharsis"


"The Meeting"

I'm most well known for my paintings of my trusty sidekick, Sebbie--a marionette who's tagged along with me since childhood.  He's starred in my still lives for years; he has a following all of his own at this point (probably bigger than mine).  So let me introduce him now.

Me: "Everyone, this is Sebbie, Sebbie, this is everyone."
Sebbie: *waves*


"Sebbie and Chagall"

My recent Sebbie paintings can usually be found at Lotton Gallery, in Chicago.

My figurative paintings I consider to be more personal work, usually without gallery or venue in mind while they're executed (as attempting to understand the human condition is seldom a public act) but they are starting to make the rounds as well as I find my stride with them. 


"Complicit"

And because painting alone isn't enough to keep me out of trouble, apparently, I've recently delved into the world of children's book writing and illustrating.  I've one book published ("Sometimes a Shoe Is a Shoe" available through lulu.com and the amazon monster--I get more money per sale if you buy through lulu), and several more in the making.  I enjoyed the total control self-publishing gave me, but am hoping to breach the agent/publishing house world with the next one.  Maybe.  We'll see how willing I really am to relinquish my control when it comes to it.



I won't lie, if I were to do it over I would make the cover a bit more colorful, but the inside is plenty colorful and I have it on good authority that small children are making their parents read it to them over and over.


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So this is Patreon, take a look at the tiers to see what might interest you.  You can also find me and mine at the links below:

Follow me on Facebook
Follow me on Instagram
Visit my Etsy shop
Buy me a coffee
Buy my book  

For a full listing of my paintings and exhibitions, my website:
www.tanyaharsch.com
Tiers
June Bug
$2 or more per month

And just like that, you're officially a patron of the arts!   I am ever so grateful.


You'll  receive exclusive access to Patron only feed--sketches, works in progress, studio glimpses, and a lot of me, rambling on about why I do what I do (I believe other people call that, "artist statements").


As with all tiers, you will receive invitations to any and all exhibitions of my work and Sebbie's public appearances: gallery, museum, exhibition openings, you're invited!  

Tortoise
$5 or more per month

Patron extraordinaire!  Sebbie's been writing your name in a heart all over the cover of his notebook--he might be in love.


Think of this as a postcard subscription.  Every month you'll get a postcard in the mail!  Postcards will be of new work when it's completed, or of an oldie but goodie if nothing new has been finished. 


As with all tiers, you will receive invitations to any and all exhibitions of my work and Sebbie's public appearances: gallery, museum, exhibition openings, you're invited!  

Shark
$25 or more per month

A king among fish!  *ahem* patrons!  Sebbie gets up every morning and thanks the lucky stars that brought you into this world.  You really are appreciated.


In addition to the rewards listed in June Bug and Tortoise, with the Shark tier, every six months, you will receive a small package of surprise goodies.  What sort of surprises?  I won't spoil the surprise, but signed prints, stickers, greeting cards, pins ... all strike me as goody-bag worthy.


As with all tiers, you will receive invitations to any and all exhibitions of my work and Sebbie's public appearances: gallery, museum, exhibition openings, you're invited!  

Sky Pirate
$75 or more per month

Sky Pirates are painters in search of instruction.  


At this tier, you are entitled to one written critique (with visual explanation--diagram or drawn over image to get point across) a month.  As a Sky Pirate, it is your job to send me a high-res image of a painting you are working on with a list questions/concerns you might be having with the piece by the 20th of the month.  I will study your work and reply by the end of the month with a thorough, honest critique of your work, addressing your questions and anything else that strikes me. 


As with all my teaching endeavors, critiques will be customized for the individual student's skill level and artistic goals.  


As with all tiers, you will receive invitations to any and all exhibitions of my work and Sebbie's public appearances: gallery, museum, exhibition openings, you're invited!  

Puppeteer
$100 or more per month

You, dear Puppeteer, are above and beyond them all.  Sebbie turns over control of his strings to you in gratitude.  


In addition to all the rewards listed at the Shark tier, at the two year mark at this tier, you will receive an 8x8" Sebbie original oil painting (unframed).  The painting will consist of our darling Sebbie and a friend or idea (dog, cat, robot, spaghetti monster, flying, skiing, scuba diving--you get the idea, although I do insist on PG themes only) of your choosing.  Think of it as a commission on a payment plan.  (Your choice of subject will be given at month 24 of your subscription, but please allow 6-10 weeks after that point to receive the finished piece--paintings take time to paint, dry and ship!)


As with all tiers, you will receive invitations to any and all exhibitions of my work and Sebbie's public appearances: gallery, museum, exhibition openings, you're invited!  

Goals
8% complete
Utilities for the studio are paid!  Lets turn on the lights!  Think of all the late night painting sessions that can happen now. 
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Well, hello, and welcome! 

I'm an artist working in the hills of Maine.  I paint narrative oil paintings of people, because I continue to be baffled in my attempt to understand the human condition, and of toys, because I never really graduated from kindergarten.  Patreon is a way to follow my artwork and/or subscribe to various studio goodies.


"Catharsis"


"The Meeting"

I'm most well known for my paintings of my trusty sidekick, Sebbie--a marionette who's tagged along with me since childhood.  He's starred in my still lives for years; he has a following all of his own at this point (probably bigger than mine).  So let me introduce him now.

Me: "Everyone, this is Sebbie, Sebbie, this is everyone."
Sebbie: *waves*


"Sebbie and Chagall"

My recent Sebbie paintings can usually be found at Lotton Gallery, in Chicago.

My figurative paintings I consider to be more personal work, usually without gallery or venue in mind while they're executed (as attempting to understand the human condition is seldom a public act) but they are starting to make the rounds as well as I find my stride with them. 


"Complicit"

And because painting alone isn't enough to keep me out of trouble, apparently, I've recently delved into the world of children's book writing and illustrating.  I've one book published ("Sometimes a Shoe Is a Shoe" available through lulu.com and the amazon monster--I get more money per sale if you buy through lulu), and several more in the making.  I enjoyed the total control self-publishing gave me, but am hoping to breach the agent/publishing house world with the next one.  Maybe.  We'll see how willing I really am to relinquish my control when it comes to it.



I won't lie, if I were to do it over I would make the cover a bit more colorful, but the inside is plenty colorful and I have it on good authority that small children are making their parents read it to them over and over.


*********************************************************************
So this is Patreon, take a look at the tiers to see what might interest you.  You can also find me and mine at the links below:

Follow me on Facebook
Follow me on Instagram
Visit my Etsy shop
Buy me a coffee
Buy my book  

For a full listing of my paintings and exhibitions, my website:
www.tanyaharsch.com

Recent posts by Tanya Harsch

Tiers
June Bug
$2 or more per month

And just like that, you're officially a patron of the arts!   I am ever so grateful.


You'll  receive exclusive access to Patron only feed--sketches, works in progress, studio glimpses, and a lot of me, rambling on about why I do what I do (I believe other people call that, "artist statements").


As with all tiers, you will receive invitations to any and all exhibitions of my work and Sebbie's public appearances: gallery, museum, exhibition openings, you're invited!  

Tortoise
$5 or more per month

Patron extraordinaire!  Sebbie's been writing your name in a heart all over the cover of his notebook--he might be in love.


Think of this as a postcard subscription.  Every month you'll get a postcard in the mail!  Postcards will be of new work when it's completed, or of an oldie but goodie if nothing new has been finished. 


As with all tiers, you will receive invitations to any and all exhibitions of my work and Sebbie's public appearances: gallery, museum, exhibition openings, you're invited!  

Shark
$25 or more per month

A king among fish!  *ahem* patrons!  Sebbie gets up every morning and thanks the lucky stars that brought you into this world.  You really are appreciated.


In addition to the rewards listed in June Bug and Tortoise, with the Shark tier, every six months, you will receive a small package of surprise goodies.  What sort of surprises?  I won't spoil the surprise, but signed prints, stickers, greeting cards, pins ... all strike me as goody-bag worthy.


As with all tiers, you will receive invitations to any and all exhibitions of my work and Sebbie's public appearances: gallery, museum, exhibition openings, you're invited!  

Sky Pirate
$75 or more per month

Sky Pirates are painters in search of instruction.  


At this tier, you are entitled to one written critique (with visual explanation--diagram or drawn over image to get point across) a month.  As a Sky Pirate, it is your job to send me a high-res image of a painting you are working on with a list questions/concerns you might be having with the piece by the 20th of the month.  I will study your work and reply by the end of the month with a thorough, honest critique of your work, addressing your questions and anything else that strikes me. 


As with all my teaching endeavors, critiques will be customized for the individual student's skill level and artistic goals.  


As with all tiers, you will receive invitations to any and all exhibitions of my work and Sebbie's public appearances: gallery, museum, exhibition openings, you're invited!  

Puppeteer
$100 or more per month

You, dear Puppeteer, are above and beyond them all.  Sebbie turns over control of his strings to you in gratitude.  


In addition to all the rewards listed at the Shark tier, at the two year mark at this tier, you will receive an 8x8" Sebbie original oil painting (unframed).  The painting will consist of our darling Sebbie and a friend or idea (dog, cat, robot, spaghetti monster, flying, skiing, scuba diving--you get the idea, although I do insist on PG themes only) of your choosing.  Think of it as a commission on a payment plan.  (Your choice of subject will be given at month 24 of your subscription, but please allow 6-10 weeks after that point to receive the finished piece--paintings take time to paint, dry and ship!)


As with all tiers, you will receive invitations to any and all exhibitions of my work and Sebbie's public appearances: gallery, museum, exhibition openings, you're invited!