Monday, April 4, 2011

Japan Still on My Mind

                                              "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.