July 27, 2010

"Sea Turtle of the Gulf"

“Sea Turtle II”
Animals from the Gulf of Mexico series
Small format painting – 4”X6”
Artist’s oil paint
Hardboard prepared panel --⅛" thick
July 2010

I am listing at least one piece of art a week that will be of these or other animals of the Gulf of Mexico who are now fighting for their lives, and I have them listed for auction with a percentage that goes to one of the organizations that are working to save them.

There are 5 species of sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico and 4 of them were endangered before the oil spill. My heart breaks when I see those pictures of these animals all covered in oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Oil, water, and sea turtles do not mix, and I am afraid for the future of these and other animals affected by the oil spill.

I am making 25% this listing sale to be donated to the National Wildlife Federation, because they are making excellent efforts to save these already endangered animals. I had to lower my previous percentage some, but I’m thinking that every little bit will help. Thank you for caring about these and other animals in the wake of this devastating disaster.

25% of the sale price of this little ACEO painting will be donated to the National Wildlife Federation. To find out more about the National Wildlife Federation and their efforts in the Gulf or to make a donation directly to the NWF you can do so at the following web site:
http://www.nwf.org/

July 22, 2010

"The Sleeping Giant"

“The Sleeping Giant”
Cat & Mouse
Original ACEO oil painting
2½” X 3½” – (official ACEO size)
Artist’s oil paint
Canvas panel – fine weave canvas mounted to illustration board
Edges painted black
July 2010
SOLD

How to escape the Giant:
Quietly wait until the Giant falls asleep then slowly slip your tail out of his grasp.

July 15, 2010

"Sea Goddess & Sea Turtle"

“Sea Goddess & Sea Turtle”
Small format painting – 4”X4”
Gulf of Mexico Oil slick disaster painting
Artist’s oil paint
Canvas panel
SOLD - Thank you for your support

In the Gulf of Mexico a sea Goddess wipes the oil from a small sea turtle using her enchanted hair moistened with her soothing tears.


The National Wildlife Federation is my favorite organization for the battle to save endangered wild animals. To find out about the National Wildlife Federation and their efforts in the Gulf or to make a donation directly to the NWF you can do so at the following web site:
http://www.nwf.org/

July 9, 2010

"Gulf of Mexico Sea Turtle"

“Gulf of Mexico Sea Turtle”
Original ACEO oil painting
2½” X 3½” – (official ACEO size)
Artist’s oil paint
Hardboard – 1/8” thick
Edges painted black
June 2010
SOLD - Thank you for your support

This is an ACEO oil painting of a sea turtle in the beautiful blue green water of the Gulf of Mexico with a hint of the impending doom of brown sludge approaching. I am so very mad about this oil slick and how it is killing these beautiful animals. I am listing at least one piece of art a week that will be of these or other animals of the Gulf of Mexico who are now fighting for their lives, and I have them listed for auction with a percentage that goes to one of the organizations that are working to save them.

My heart breaks when I see those pictures of these animals all covered in oil in the Gulf of Mexico. I painted this piece with a very heavy heart. Oil, water, and sea turtles do not mix, and I am afraid for the future of these and other animals affected by the oil spill. I am making 50% this listing sale to be donated to the National Wildlife Federation, because they are making excellent efforts to save these already endangered animals, and I’m thinking that every little bit will help.
Thank you for caring about these and other animals in the wake of this devastating disaster.

50% of the sale price of this little ACEO painting will be donated to the National Wildlife Federation.
To find out more about the National Wildlife Federation and their efforts in the Gulf or to make a donation directly to the NWF Click here.

"Three Blind Mice & the Cat"

“Three Blind Mice & the Cat”
Original ACEO oil painting
2½” X 3½” – (official ACEO size)
Artist’s oil paint
On gesso prepared Strathmore illustration board
Edges painted black
June 2010
SOLD

Sylvester has already chewed the eyes (noses and whiskers too) off of his toy mice. After a good morning play he then loves to take his nap on the bed spread with all three of his “blind mice” playmates.

July 1, 2010

"Raccoon in the Apple Orchard"

“Raccoon in the Apple Orchard”
Original ACEO painting
2½” X 3½” – (official ACEO size)
Artist’s oil paint
On gesso prepared Strathmore illustration board
Edges painted black
June 2010
SOLD
Raymond Raccoon has wandered into a very fine apple orchard this morning and found an especially yummy treat. He can’t believe his luck.
Now he’s got to get that apple down to the creek to wash it up before he can take it back home to his hungry family.

I've be busy with the oil paints again. I have a love/hate relationship with them. I love to paint with them, and I love the way they look when I have finished. But I hate how long it takes for them to dry. But I guess that's just the way it is.

"The Louisiana Brown Pelican"

“The Louisiana Brown Pelican”
Original ACEO drawing
2½” X 3½” – (official ACEO size)
Colored pencil & watercolor
Stonehenge 90lb paper
June 2010
SOLD - thank you for your donation

This is a more realistic colored pencil drawing of the Louisiana Brown Pelican in a sea of beautiful blue water. I am hoping that this will not become a thing of the past. I am so very mad about this oil slick and how it is killing these beautiful animals. I am going to start having at least one piece of art a week that will be of these birds or some other of these innocent creatures now fighting for their lives in the Gulf of Mexico, and I will have them listed for auction on Ebay with a percentage that goes to one of the organizations that are working to save them.

My heart breaks when I see those pictures of the Brown Pelicans all covered in oil in the Gulf of Mexico. I drew this piece with a very heavy heart. Oil, water, and brown pelicans do not mix, and I am afraid for the future of these and other animals affected by the oil spill. I am making 50% this listing sale to be donated to the Humane Society of Louisiana, because I heard that they are helping in the effort to save the brown pelicans, and I’m thinking that every little bit will help.
Thank you for caring about these and other animals in the wake of this devastating disaster.

50%% of the sale price of this little ACEO drawing will be donated to the Humane Society of Louisiana.
To find out more about the LA Humane Society and their efforts in the Gulf or to make a donation directly to the Louisiana Humane Society you can do so at the following web site:

humanela.org/bpoilspill.htm


The Humane Society of Louisiana in coordination with Clearwater Wildlife Sanctuary has set up a Standby Wildlife Transport Team, as requested by U.S. Fish and Wildlife. The mission of the Team is to transport supplies and cargo from coastal locations to supportive wildlife care facilities.
65% of all oil spill donations go to Clearwater Wildlife Sanctuary
35% of all oil spill donations go to the Humane Society of Louisiana