Christiaan Veltkamp

is creating oil paintings
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Nuggets of Wisdom
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These are small but valuable nuggets of painting wisdom, mostly about one paragraph. I might tell you something about color, lighting, or how to achieve a certain effect, how to thin you should go, or occasionally maybe just something interesting about an old master painter. And maybe even something helpful about organizing & planning life.

(1-4 nuggets per month)

SAVE MONEY to buy a painting (+ nuggets for free!)
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In this way I would like to make it easier for people to buy a painting. At any time you would like to buy a painting from me, we will take a look how much you paid me through patreon. This amount I will take off of the purchase price at any painting at at that specific date. 

Let me please explain in detail how it works. If you have any questions after reading this, of course please message me.

There are two possible situations. For example, you might have paid for ten months, and the painting costs $300. Then you can buy the painting for $150 at that point in time. The amount you save gets back to zero from that date on. On the other hand, if you want to buy a cheaper painting that for example only costs 100 dollar. Then 50 dollar stays available for a later date to buy another painting. 

Please notice there is no 'real' savings account. This will all be done in good faith on a gentleman's agreement. I will not ever give money back. Also it is strictly only for buying a painting, not for any other item in my shop. The advantage for you, compared to saving some money yourself, is that by being a patron you will be automatically more involved with my work, and painting in general. Also you do make a big and very direct difference in my life, which I cannot express enough...

PS important: the maximum you can save every month is $30. If you intend to pay $40 for example that is possible and I will be grateful for the generosity. But the excess of $10 will then not count as saving. Please do also consider the other offer about saving money for $33, then you get all articles as well.

30+ minutes videocall
Limited (10 of 10 remaining)
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Every month you get 30+ minutes to ask me anything about painting live on video via skype, or any other platform for videocalling. A normal call is fine too if you'd prefer that. 

You can also send me your work via e-mail and I will give you constructive feedback. We can also discuss what kind of materials are best to use, maybe what literature to study and plan out a new painting you are going to do. Pretty much anything is up for discussion!




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About Christiaan Veltkamp

Hi! My name is Christiaan, I am a Dutch oil painter and... elementary school teacher. I love to paint. It is a great passion of mine. I also enjoy composing music and I am active in exercising for strength & health.

For me it would be marvelous to acquire some extra income through my art. Not having to worry about money every month would be great. At the moment I work only part time at school to be able to also have the time for painting. Finances do get a bit tricky sometimes. If you do decide to support me at some point, I wish I could express to you how much that means to me. You really help me to create my art.

I was trained at the best Dutch institution for painting in the country: the Classical Academy. It would be fantastic if I can become a source of inspiration to aspiring painters. Let me help you to expand your understanding of this craft. Let's fight those imaginary bears standing on the road! I am very grateful to all people who follow me and form a part of the Poetic Oil Painting community.
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Reaching this goal would mean I would be able to cover most of my painting-related expenses. Also I could fire up my social media advertising a bit more. This would be super!
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