Announcing: The Patrons' Circle
A note from Karen Lynn Ingalls:
A year and a half ago, I planned a series of large paintings, based on the photographs I've been taking in the area where I live, of landscapes of the Napa Valley and surrounding wine country – fields with trees and vineyards, fields without vineyards – rural northern California in all its beauty and glory.
My focus got diverted to my teaching and workshops (which I love doing), and painting lots of smaller paintings using methods other than what I use for my landscape paintings. By the time a year had passed, I realized I had painted only small pieces, and still hadn't begun my big paintings. Big paintings take a lot of time, and a series of them takes a big commitment. Hmmmm. How could I enable myself to pull this off?
Click here to find out what I decided to do....
The Patrons' Circle
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How to keep focused on a big series?
How to fund the big canvases and lots and lots of paint this series will take, between now and when it's finished?
I decided to find subscribers – people who love my work, and would love to have one of my big paintings in their home or office (at a special rate) – people who love my work enough to know that, when the series is completed, there will be at least one painting that calls to them – a painting that they will be able to take home with them.
(It's important to me that my paintings go to good homes!)
So, I came up with the idea of a circle of patrons - subscribers to this series of big paintings – up to twelve people who will, at the end of one year, choose from twenty (or more, if I can paint them) large paintings, in the order that they subscribe.
That way, I can keep myself stocked with paint, canvases, and all the things necessary to sustain me and my paintings for the year it will take to complete the series.
My patrons will get a painting at less than half the price it would cost once it's already completed.
And I'll be keeping my subscribers posted each month with my progress (that's a great incentive, isn't it?).
When do I begin?
I'm currently painting a 4' x 4' canvas, Dusk in the Vineyards, the progress of which I'll be posting on my blog. As soon as I finish it, I'll begin on this new series – in February of 2012, and have it completed in February of 2013.
What do you think? Are you interested? Would you like to join my Patrons' Circle?
I have room for up to nine more subscribers for 2012. You can contact me here:
I will paint 20 or more large paintings, in sizes 30" x 40" and 36" x 48" (and possibly also 36" x 36"), of landscapes of the Napa Valley and surrounding wine country.
Patrons' Circle subscribers will pay $100 per month for twelve months. At the end of one year from the initial subscription date, they will be able to select a painting of their choice – based upon order of subscription – from the paintings completed during the year.
The subscription rate will be $100 per month, for a total of $1200, regardless of the size selected. Paintings otherwise sell for $2390 (for 30" x 40" paintings), and $3000 (for 36" x 48" paintings).
The number of subscribers is limited to twelve per year.
Subscribers will make their chosen paintings available for a one day public exhibition and reception, date to be determined by the artist (probably in March of 2013). All work completed by the time of 2012 Napa Valley Open Studios and included in the Open Studios exhibit will be clearly labeled "Not For Sale."
If a subscriber needs to stop his or her subscription at any time, their payments may be applied to other already-completed artwork.
At the end of the year, should a subscriber not find a painting he or she wants, he or she will have the first selection from paintings created in the following year.
Would you like to become one of my Patrons?