Monday, April 4, 2011
"Contemplating Blue and Orange" 7x12
On March 11, I started to set up a still life, not knowing exactly what I wanted to do. I began playing around with a few different ideas and came up with this oriental theme. The painting came together very quickly for me and was finished in just three short (less than 4 hour) sessions. I am very pleased with it and feel it is one of my best. I must have had Japan on my mind even before hearing of the devastating earthquake, which had taken place that day.
I am delighted to report the results of the Daily Paintworks Help Japan Challenge. To date there are over 400 entries and more than $25,000 has been raised. The challenge is still running, so please check it out.
I am also happy that my painting sold to a fellow Red Sox fan, enabling me to make a generous donation to the "Red Sox Foundation Japan Relief Effort". Thank you for your support.