Justin Bernhardt is creating Paintings
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patrons

$64
per month


Hello,

I have been creating paintings for over 25 years (most of my life). In the past 7 years, I have concentrated on a series of paintings that I refer to as "Water Microcosms" in which I depict small areas of creeks and waterways to reflect on human consciousness, ecology, and perception.  

Since the beginning of my creations, I have been interested in nature, especially water and trees.  Now, I will embark on a series of large water motif paintings inspired from the Kalamazoo Nature Center's creek.  I have six photographs to correspond to four 48"x60" and two 48"x48" paintings to be arranged in a grid.  This format will hopefully immerse the viewer in an overall experience and wake up the senses to a feeling of interconnectedness.   

Another ongoing project relates to trees.  I am fascinated with the way trees carve out space and create a presence.  They sustain and they endure as the oldest living things on the planet. The way trees relate to the human body is also an interest.  

I plan to do four large paintings looking up into trees depicting the four seasons.  The paintings will be 78"x48" per canvas.  I have photographs of the trees and I wrote a creative writing piece to relate to the four tree paintings which I will share once the paintings are finished.  I have started one 48"x30" sepia tree drawing for this project.  I may submit these four paintings for the Grand Rapids Art Prize for next year in 2017, but I also have another idea in the works as well.

I will post any new preliminary drawings, paintings, and finished large scale paintings related to these series and other projects. Patrons will be rewarded with images, cards, prints, drawings, and paintings.  All patrons will be able to see new images online with my process instructions on how to make a particular painting or drawing. These descriptions will be like tutorials, and I encourage patrons to respond, ask questions and make comments about the artwork or the process.  This can act as an interactive online class, starting at $2 per month. 

Any pledges will help me to purchase large canvases, paint, drawing supplies, paper, ink, and brushes as needed.  I plan to show the finished work in a Midwestern exhibiting space, possibly a rented space.  

A future goal is to build a 16'x40' studio-gallery barn on our Barton Lake property to get my current studio out of the basement so we can make room for a new baby on the way.  In this studio-gallery I plan to hold instructional workshops, art exhibits, and benefit auctions. 

Thank you for your time in reading this!  I appreciate your interest and your support! 


This is an image of the future Bernhardt Studio-Gallery on the Lake made by Prairie Built Barns. 

To see more of my work online, please visit:  bernhardtfineart.com
Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $5 or more per month
-You will receive a small print (around 5"x8") of the painting of your choice from a selection of paintings.

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $10 or more per month
-You will receive a small print (around 8"x10") of the painting of your choice from a selection of paintings.

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $20 or more per month
-You will receive a medium print (around 10"x12") of the painting of your choice from a selection of paintings.

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $30 or more per month
-You will receive a large print (around 12"x18") of the painting of your choice from a selection of paintings.

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $50 or more per month
-You will receive a small painting on canvas (around 12"x16").

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $75 or more per month
-You will receive a medium painting on canvas (around 18"x24").

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $150 or more per month
-You will receive a 30"x40" painting on canvas.

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Goals
$64 of $500 per month

This will allow for supplies and the creation of the first large painting.

This will also work towards a long-term goal of a studio-gallery on the lake where I live so that I can offer instructional workshops and exhibitions.
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Hello,

I have been creating paintings for over 25 years (most of my life). In the past 7 years, I have concentrated on a series of paintings that I refer to as "Water Microcosms" in which I depict small areas of creeks and waterways to reflect on human consciousness, ecology, and perception.  

Since the beginning of my creations, I have been interested in nature, especially water and trees.  Now, I will embark on a series of large water motif paintings inspired from the Kalamazoo Nature Center's creek.  I have six photographs to correspond to four 48"x60" and two 48"x48" paintings to be arranged in a grid.  This format will hopefully immerse the viewer in an overall experience and wake up the senses to a feeling of interconnectedness.   

Another ongoing project relates to trees.  I am fascinated with the way trees carve out space and create a presence.  They sustain and they endure as the oldest living things on the planet. The way trees relate to the human body is also an interest.  

I plan to do four large paintings looking up into trees depicting the four seasons.  The paintings will be 78"x48" per canvas.  I have photographs of the trees and I wrote a creative writing piece to relate to the four tree paintings which I will share once the paintings are finished.  I have started one 48"x30" sepia tree drawing for this project.  I may submit these four paintings for the Grand Rapids Art Prize for next year in 2017, but I also have another idea in the works as well.

I will post any new preliminary drawings, paintings, and finished large scale paintings related to these series and other projects. Patrons will be rewarded with images, cards, prints, drawings, and paintings.  All patrons will be able to see new images online with my process instructions on how to make a particular painting or drawing. These descriptions will be like tutorials, and I encourage patrons to respond, ask questions and make comments about the artwork or the process.  This can act as an interactive online class, starting at $2 per month. 

Any pledges will help me to purchase large canvases, paint, drawing supplies, paper, ink, and brushes as needed.  I plan to show the finished work in a Midwestern exhibiting space, possibly a rented space.  

A future goal is to build a 16'x40' studio-gallery barn on our Barton Lake property to get my current studio out of the basement so we can make room for a new baby on the way.  In this studio-gallery I plan to hold instructional workshops, art exhibits, and benefit auctions. 

Thank you for your time in reading this!  I appreciate your interest and your support! 


This is an image of the future Bernhardt Studio-Gallery on the Lake made by Prairie Built Barns. 

To see more of my work online, please visit:  bernhardtfineart.com

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Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $5 or more per month
-You will receive a small print (around 5"x8") of the painting of your choice from a selection of paintings.

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $10 or more per month
-You will receive a small print (around 8"x10") of the painting of your choice from a selection of paintings.

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $20 or more per month
-You will receive a medium print (around 10"x12") of the painting of your choice from a selection of paintings.

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $30 or more per month
-You will receive a large print (around 12"x18") of the painting of your choice from a selection of paintings.

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $50 or more per month
-You will receive a small painting on canvas (around 12"x16").

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $75 or more per month
-You will receive a medium painting on canvas (around 18"x24").

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon.

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.
Pledge $150 or more per month
-You will receive a 30"x40" painting on canvas.

-You will receive access to all the new works, (sketches, finished drawings, small and large paintings) that are posted via Patreon

-You will receive a thank you card with a painting image on the front.