EC's Arts

is creating Paintings and drawings and doodles. Oh my!

4

patrons

$143

per Painting
Hi! I'm Elizabeth, and I want to be an artist, but, well, it's a difficult thing to afford to be. There's the joke, "If you won a million dollars, what would you do? Answer: I'd farm/paint/create until the money ran out." 

Creating is WORK. It takes time, energy, effort and dedication. I'm kind of limited in all those resources except effort and dedication. Painting and creating has been my soul food for most of my life, and I will always crave the time and energy to be able to do it. But, well, material life has material demands which take away time and energy that could be dedicated to creation. (Not that I'm bitter or anything.) (Actually, I'm not. Just mildly disgruntled.)

So, please support me in my effort and dedication to create!  

I've initially set up my account as a per painting pledge, meaning if I don't paint, you don't get charged. If I get energetic enough to finish more than 2 paintings a month, I'll switch to per month with the same reward structure.

Anyway, THANK YOU! Even if you don't support me, your being here shows you support the arts one way or another, and that support is invaluable! We, as a community, appreciate it so much!
Tiers
Aw, thanks!
$1 or more per Painting
  • Access to patron-only content (which I'll figure out as I go...)
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming paintings. 
  • My deepest appreciation
  • Bragging rights. You're "An Art Patron"
Golly Gee!
$5 or more per Painting
  • One high-quality .jpg download of a doodle of your choice. 
  • Process/behind-the-scenes photos. Want to see where I work? Let me know! Want to see a still of me at work? Heh. Just let me know. Basically, if you're curious, ask to see it, and I'll photograph it. Or have someone else photograph me in the process.
  • Plus previous rewards
Seriously... Wow!
$10 or more per Painting only 20 left
  • All previous rewards, plus...
  • A hand-drawn bookmark - one a month. Collect a set! 
  • The knowledge that you're a generous, art-loving person who is making this artist very grateful and happy.
You're making me blush!
$25 or more per Painting only 18 left
  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • A cumulative "discount" on original paintings: you will essentially be prepaying for a painting of your choice. The longer you offer your patronage, the less you pay in checkout.  
  • The knowledge you're making a significant difference.
Yes we can!
$50 or more per Painting only 20 left
  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • A set of 4 note cards, or an 8" x 10" fine art paper print of your choice for every two months of patronage. 
  • Access to short (10-15 minute) portraiture lessons. Each lesson will feature a different aspect of drawing people accurately, like one will be on proportions, while another will be on doing impressionistic lips. If I run out of things to draw, I'll start on how to paint people. (PS: Yes, you can!)
Ooh! A specialist's co-pay!
$80 or more per Painting only 15 left
  • All previous rewards plus:
  • Monthly, patron-only video. I'm not photogenic, so I'm not sure this is actually a reward for you... But given that the camera will be aimed mostly at my hands at work, it shouldn't be too painful for either of us. But with this video, you'll get to see me at work, and my processes. I'll try to make them bearable. To that end, ask a question, and I'll answer as I paint. No questions means you get to listen to me hum along to my music. Or mutter to myself.
You like me! You REALLY like me!
$100 or more per Painting only 9 left
  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • A signed, limited edition, 12" x 16" giclee of your choice (depending on availability).
  • 10% off any work of mine. This is in addition to the cumulative "discount" that pledges over $25 accrue.
I... I... Whoa.
$200 or more per Painting only 5 left
  • All the previous rewards, plus:
  • A small (no larger than 9" x 12"), graphite drawing of your choice. People, places, things or ideas, if it's a noun, I will draw it, then I'll verb it along to you. 
  • 20% off any work of mine. This is in addition to the cumulative "discount" that pledges over $25 accrue.
  • A hand-written thank you note (in the photo card of your choice) full of adjectives describing just how grateful I am. Legibility not guaranteed, but appreciation is.
Goals
$143 of $400 per Painting
Food is kinda important. Here in the US, so is health insurance. Reaching this goal will enable me to pay for both AND not get too stressed out when I actually need medical attention.

Oh, and it would let me get a bit of chocolate on occasion, too. Which is always nice.
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Hi! I'm Elizabeth, and I want to be an artist, but, well, it's a difficult thing to afford to be. There's the joke, "If you won a million dollars, what would you do? Answer: I'd farm/paint/create until the money ran out." 

Creating is WORK. It takes time, energy, effort and dedication. I'm kind of limited in all those resources except effort and dedication. Painting and creating has been my soul food for most of my life, and I will always crave the time and energy to be able to do it. But, well, material life has material demands which take away time and energy that could be dedicated to creation. (Not that I'm bitter or anything.) (Actually, I'm not. Just mildly disgruntled.)

So, please support me in my effort and dedication to create!  

I've initially set up my account as a per painting pledge, meaning if I don't paint, you don't get charged. If I get energetic enough to finish more than 2 paintings a month, I'll switch to per month with the same reward structure.

Anyway, THANK YOU! Even if you don't support me, your being here shows you support the arts one way or another, and that support is invaluable! We, as a community, appreciate it so much!

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Tiers
Aw, thanks!
$1 or more per Painting
  • Access to patron-only content (which I'll figure out as I go...)
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming paintings. 
  • My deepest appreciation
  • Bragging rights. You're "An Art Patron"
Golly Gee!
$5 or more per Painting
  • One high-quality .jpg download of a doodle of your choice. 
  • Process/behind-the-scenes photos. Want to see where I work? Let me know! Want to see a still of me at work? Heh. Just let me know. Basically, if you're curious, ask to see it, and I'll photograph it. Or have someone else photograph me in the process.
  • Plus previous rewards
Seriously... Wow!
$10 or more per Painting only 20 left
  • All previous rewards, plus...
  • A hand-drawn bookmark - one a month. Collect a set! 
  • The knowledge that you're a generous, art-loving person who is making this artist very grateful and happy.
You're making me blush!
$25 or more per Painting only 18 left
  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • A cumulative "discount" on original paintings: you will essentially be prepaying for a painting of your choice. The longer you offer your patronage, the less you pay in checkout.  
  • The knowledge you're making a significant difference.
Yes we can!
$50 or more per Painting only 20 left
  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • A set of 4 note cards, or an 8" x 10" fine art paper print of your choice for every two months of patronage. 
  • Access to short (10-15 minute) portraiture lessons. Each lesson will feature a different aspect of drawing people accurately, like one will be on proportions, while another will be on doing impressionistic lips. If I run out of things to draw, I'll start on how to paint people. (PS: Yes, you can!)
Ooh! A specialist's co-pay!
$80 or more per Painting only 15 left
  • All previous rewards plus:
  • Monthly, patron-only video. I'm not photogenic, so I'm not sure this is actually a reward for you... But given that the camera will be aimed mostly at my hands at work, it shouldn't be too painful for either of us. But with this video, you'll get to see me at work, and my processes. I'll try to make them bearable. To that end, ask a question, and I'll answer as I paint. No questions means you get to listen to me hum along to my music. Or mutter to myself.
You like me! You REALLY like me!
$100 or more per Painting only 9 left
  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • A signed, limited edition, 12" x 16" giclee of your choice (depending on availability).
  • 10% off any work of mine. This is in addition to the cumulative "discount" that pledges over $25 accrue.
I... I... Whoa.
$200 or more per Painting only 5 left
  • All the previous rewards, plus:
  • A small (no larger than 9" x 12"), graphite drawing of your choice. People, places, things or ideas, if it's a noun, I will draw it, then I'll verb it along to you. 
  • 20% off any work of mine. This is in addition to the cumulative "discount" that pledges over $25 accrue.
  • A hand-written thank you note (in the photo card of your choice) full of adjectives describing just how grateful I am. Legibility not guaranteed, but appreciation is.