Monday, July 23, 2007
I belong to a group of watercolor artists on ebay WnW (Watercolors Wet N Wild) where each month we pay tribute to one of the master painters, and create our own rendition of a selected painter each month. This month was Leonardo Da Vinci. I did a set of three aceos, which depict Mona Lisa's eyes, mouth and folded hands, however, I painted what I thought Mona would look like if she had blue eyes, and wore a blue gown. This was great fun. Here are the three paintings.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
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:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=004&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&viewitem=&item=140137308755&rd=1&rd=1
Monday, July 09, 2007
I found this photo of the sweetest little girl on a free photo site, and had to try and paint her, grant it, it's not the best start, but am finding it so fun with all the light playing on her hair and skin. Here's a start
Heres another, still needing to fix her lips but, all in all she's been so much fun to paint!
Okay, I think I'm done fiddling with this little cutie pie. It's into the bin for another round of "learned another mistake" LOL