February 2013 

Kickstarter is a web-based funding platform for creative projects. In a nutshell, an artistic project is conceived, planned and presented for possible funding. Not merely a request for donations, there are rewards. Let me explain...

My project title is: Renderings of Historic Saratoga Race Course

This year is the 150th Anniversary of Saratoga Race Course. To celebrate the events, stories, people and history of the track (often deliciously notorious), I'm creating eight 11"x14" ink drawings illustrating scenes from about 1860 to 1960.  Because I'm an oil painter used to working in luscious color, these drawings will be embellished with washes of watercolor. These originals will be scanned and made into prints. The final product will be a matted color print ready to drop into a standard 8"x10" frame.

Now for the rewards!
For every $25. pledged to the project, you will have your choice of one of the eight matted prints. So, for a $50. pledge you'll receive two matted prints and so on. If you'd like to be a really generous angel and pledge $300. you'll have your choice of one nicely framed original drawing.

Kickstarter is all or nothing. The project must be fully funded or it's a no-go. And your pledge will not be charged until the project has successfully met it's goal.

Here's the link to my project on Kickstarter where you can make a pledge: Renderings of Historic Saratoga Race Course

If you'd like to go directly to the video I suffered to create, here's the final after 11 takes: My Kickstarter Project on YouTube

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to all my art angels!
What Else I'm Up To...
A few recent paintings...
Detail of a large horse racing canvas in progress:   
Detail of big canvas
And it's not just about horse racing...
Goal Line Stand
House in Snow Storm City Hall in Saratoga Springs
...and a couple of cityscapes.

Please call or e-mail me with any of your questions or suggestions. I'm always available to help you with any of your art-related needs. I'd love to hear from you! And thank you again for your support with my project on Kickstarter!


Sharon Crute

352-266-2449 or 352-274-3318 

e-mail: [email protected]aroncrute.com

website: Sharon Crute, Dynamic Equine Artist  

blog: Art of Horse Racing    


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