Janet Bruesselbach
DAUGHTERS OF MERCURY ☿ Kickstarter
has launched!
I want to make a series of 12+ full length oil portraits of trans women. I need $20K+ of your support toward paying the models, materials, and travel expenses. Rewards include a calendar, prints, up to original paintings. More details and confirmations of the models will be rolled out with the updates, so give early and generously to read everything. Project ends October 26 at 10pm, and as usual, if we don’t make the goal, I can’t do the thing.
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Thank you!

DAUGHTERS OF MERCURY ☿ Kickstarter

has launched!

I want to make a series of 12+ full length oil portraits of trans women. I need $20K+ of your support toward paying the models, materials, and travel expenses. Rewards include a calendar, prints, up to original paintings. More details and confirmations of the models will be rolled out with the updates, so give early and generously to read everything. Project ends October 26 at 10pm, and as usual, if we don’t make the goal, I can’t do the thing.

Facebook event and page

Thank you!

Daughters of Mercury: a series of full length oil portraits of trans women by Janet Bruesselbach now has a video, edited by animator Kate Thomson because I haven’t touched a video editor in three years. Ambient tinkling is “Written in the Stars” by Hearken! I also lowered the price of an original painting. The Kickstarter should go live Sunday, September 21, and there’s a launch party at The Library at 7 Ave A, NYC, that evening (get there before 8 for 2-for-1 drinks). 

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I need your support to paint a series of a dozen or more full length oil portraits of trans women. Depictions will be driven by the model’s personality and free from the more common cultural tropes surrounding trans ladies. I need money to pay the models for posing, for my own time and materials, and for travel costs. Hopefully even for studio rental and maybe even for an exhibition. The project launches Sunday, September 21. I’m making wall calendars, high quality prints, and selling the paintings. Contact janet@bruesselbach.com to get involved, ask about the paintings, and so on. Abuse will be ignored, education will be brief. The project itself is still in the early stages, because I want to make sure there’s enough interest and support to work on it, but I’ll be confirming and promoting models throughout the fundraising stage. Help me make the goal good and early so I can worry about the important parts. Thank you!

PREVIEW

I need your support to paint a series of a dozen or more full length oil portraits of trans women. Depictions will be driven by the model’s personality and free from the more common cultural tropes surrounding trans ladies. I need money to pay the models for posing, for my own time and materials, and for travel costs. Hopefully even for studio rental and maybe even for an exhibition. The project launches Sunday, September 21. I’m making wall calendars, high quality prints, and selling the paintings. Contact janet@bruesselbach.com to get involved, ask about the paintings, and so on. Abuse will be ignored, education will be brief. The project itself is still in the early stages, because I want to make sure there’s enough interest and support to work on it, but I’ll be confirming and promoting models throughout the fundraising stage. Help me make the goal good and early so I can worry about the important parts. Thank you!

Model Devin, NGC2467, ?, Procreate for ipad, Summer Sketch at Otto’s Shrunken Head, august 10 2014

actually his name is Devin and I recommend him as reference for black elves

actually his name is Devin and I recommend him as reference for black elves

I’ve been reading Charles Stross’s Neptune’s Brood as an ebook and I was right about at this point in the story when I dropped my phone in the toilet. So I painted a 70km-deep adapted robot mermaid on a water world with natural fission vents.

I’ve been reading Charles Stross’s Neptune’s Brood as an ebook and I was right about at this point in the story when I dropped my phone in the toilet. So I painted a 70km-deep adapted robot mermaid on a water world with natural fission vents.

limnrix:

My early attempt at “abstraction” makes perfect bathroom art

juvenilia

limnrix:

My early attempt at “abstraction” makes perfect bathroom art

juvenilia

Phoebe, oil on canvas, 2014. Requested by Steve Cannon.
Better photo pending - I can’t tell if it’s cartoonish from perspective or in the original.

Phoebe, oil on canvas, 2014. Requested by Steve Cannon.

Better photo pending - I can’t tell if it’s cartoonish from perspective or in the original.

Restarted ms-tyrell

Restarted ms-tyrell

Alice Atlas
oil on canvas, 37x29in, 2014
by Janet Bruesselbach

Alice Atlas

oil on canvas, 37x29in, 2014

by Janet Bruesselbach