Art Galleries once provided the traditional business model for oil painters, but all of the galleries were going under right about the time I was looking for representation. My art is risky and in a traditional business like galleries no one is taking risks right now.
But I'd like to change that and that's where Patreon comes in.
I've been doing it for a couple months and am really quite happy so far. My first couple goal levels have been met which were just to help me pay for my life drawing sessions and buy a small amount of supplies a month. If I get enough support I'll be able to start making prints of my art some of which will be free to my patrons plus the original painting will be available to patrons only at a deep discount. Additional prints and original artwork will also be made available to the general public using this money.
So if you like the paintings you see me post here and would like to buy a print of them I'm glad...but I can't afford the print run right now. But if you and your friends support my Patreon page for a dollar I may soon have funds to do a lot of printing. And patrons will get a discount on purchases so you could immediately save more money than you put in.
All of this will also fund me to keep doing all the things I'm already doing such as this blog, facebook and Instagram.
Plus you get to see some more cool pictures and videos like you get to see here.
Here's a sample.