Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Dinky Dau

For those of you who do not know the "term" Dinky Dau, it is a term that was used by the Vietnamese that means "Gone crazy".
Well, here is my opportunity to Pay It Forward. I painted this portrait of a Vietnam veteran who has become "less fortunate" than others, which you see on a day to day basis on many street corners or some even homeless. I used to think of these "beggars" as something of a nuisance, until I learned of some of the horrific stories of Vietnam and the grudging pain it had brought onto so many. It is true indeed that there are many "beggars" who do not warrant my pennies, however, there are many that do, and that have faught for my American Freedom, so because of this, I'm auctioning off this ACEO (Art Card Edition Original) Original watercolor on Ebay and will donate all proceeds to the Vietnam Veterans Association.
Hope this painting will move you, to contribute to my auction on eBay!

You can find the auction here: cache:


Joan said...

You did a great job capturing one of many who have not been able to fit themselves back into "normal" lives. Good luck with the auction.

Art by Betty Refour said...

great work and a wonderful idea. best of luck.

BoydGreeneArt said...

First a very beautiful painting. The colors you use are amazing and gorgeous. Second, I found out as you have when I used to survey land that many of the men on the street were Vietnam veterans. Very kind of you to do what you are doing.