I want you to have my art. It is priceless. As in, I haven’t put a price on it. I can’t make sense of putting a price on my work. But that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t get rid of it. I can’t keep all of these paintings so you should own one. I’m giving them away to anyone that asks. So take one. Its Fine Art, I swear.
How to request:
Email me at email@example.com to request a painting. You can be as specific as you’d like when telling me what you want. What should be the subject? What colors should I use? Or you can leave it up to me. You could even ask for one you see on this site. I specialize in cute things so if you don’t tell me otherwise, it’s going to be adorable. But more importantly, its going to be FREE. I won’t even charge you for shipping for fear of that seeming like a price.
If you really want to challenge me, try to request a subject that I haven’t painted yet. Make sure you check out the Gallery because I’ve painted A LOT of things.
Skeptical? Here’s some proof that I’ve sent paintings all over the world for free.
UPDATE: My website got posted on a some popular blogs and I got swamped with requests! The wait list is now into the thousands. I do one painting a day so if you’re requesting now, I have to be honest, it’s going to be quite a while before you get your painting.
Like…several years. I’ve been doing this project for 4 years and I’m still going strong but I can’t promise I’ll be doing it forever. If you’re really serious about getting some of my art, I suggest donating. That will move you up on the wait list.
Or if you’d like to just go about this in the legit way and pay to commission an artwork, email me with the subject PAID COMMISSION REQUEST. If you commission something, you’ll skip the wait list all together. A commission can also be a larger work or even a series of paintings.
I do accept donations:
I’d like to mention that I have a paypal donation link and I’d really appreciate your support. I love making art and I love staying alive. So please help me out with that. While being a starving artist is romantic, it’s not practical. Donating is by no means required to get a painting but if you do donate, the amount will affect where you are placed on the wait list for my art. You can help keep me alive by donating even if you don’t request a painting. I will also accept donations after you receive and are happy with one of my paintings as long as you promise to not frame it in your mind as payment.
A lot of people have been asking me about how much to donate so I came up with these tiers to help answer everyone’s questions:
|$25 – Keep Ali in the Black
I’d like to cover the cost of paints, canvas, packing, shipping and PayPal fees.
|$50 – Feed a Starving Artist
I’d like to give Ali a some extra money for her time and hard work.
|$100 – Affordable Art Patron
I’d like to donate the full price of what Ali would charge for an original commission.
|$200 – Actual Art Patron
I’d like to donate the full price of what Ali should be charging for an original commission.
|$1,000 – Platinum Patron
I’d like Ali to sign the FRONT of my painting
|$+1,000 – Platinum Plus Patron
I’d like to donate what my painting will be valued at in the future once Ali is famous
While I do appreciate these tiered donations. I’ll also accept anything you’d like to donate to help me keep my project going.
|$? – Name Your Own Donation
Donate whatever amount you want to thank Ali for her work
Or, you can request a painting for zero dollars. That’s cool with me too!
Some notes about my terrible business model:
It seems many people think I’m making a bunch of money on this project. Let me assure you that is not the case. My donation money goes back into the project. This “pay what you want” style has become popular recently but it only works with digital goods like music and software that can easily and instantly be replicated over and over with no cost for each individual copy. I have to create each one of these paintings by hand, one a day, so to be giving most of these away at no charge is terribly impractical. Yet I continue on with my quixotic endeavor because it’s fun and you should have some of my art!
Some further notes:
The more people that request paintings, the better I get at painting and the more famous I get, the more my paintings are worth. Everybody wins!
So email me. I want to make you something.