Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"Very French"- green w/red roses-art helping children

"Very French", 8x10, original oil on canvas
Note: Click on the picture at the bottom of this page to see a close up of the very thick paint that was used to create this painting, which was done with knife only.

Being a lover of God's earth, I naturally wanted to paint something green today. But unlike some people who feel that the earth deserves to be worshiped, I prefer to worship the creator of the earth instead of the creation. All that being said, I had totally forgotten about Earth Day until I started seeing and hearing green reminders of it in every possible news outlet.

Since I am an advocate for children, and the increase in violence against children has increased dramatically in these difficult economic times that we live in, I decided to use my Earth Day daily painting as a venue to do something charitable today, so here goes. I am offering this very French Impressionistic and very green still life original oil painting for auction on ebay. ALL of the proceeds of the sale will be donated to the Children's Defense Fund, and handled directly through ebay's charity program, which sends the funds directly on to the non-profit.

While you are at it, please take a moment to vote for the Children's Defense Fund video which has been nominated for a non-profit award. Vote here before April 24th, and please check out their website to see why I support the Children's Defense Fund. Their mission statement includes the following:

"To ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. CDF provides a strong, effective and independent voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investments before they get sick, drop out of school, get into trouble or suffer family breakdown. Read more..."

Thanks for your support of my artwork and your support of the Children's Defense Fund!

Note, this painting was done with lots of thick, juicy paint, using a palette knife only, please click on the image below for a better view of the impasto.

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