8 x 10
oil on gessoed hardboard
March 11 marked the beginning of the devastation in Japan with the earthquake, following tsunamis and now the nuclear crisis. The Daily Paintworks website has found a way to help this stricken country. Artists worldwide are donating paintings to be auctioned off with all proceeds of the sold piece going to a charity of your choice that will benefit the Japanese people. Several charitable organizations are listed on the DPW webpage. The theme for this challenge is "home" and I can't help but think of all the children affected by this catastrophe with their loss of homes, schools and time to play and just be kids. After only a few days, over nine thousand dollars has already been raised, and with weeks to go, I expect that number to be much higher. I hope you will click on the above link and see all the wonderful art and consider helping in this much needed cause. I have chosen to let the buyer of "Play Ball" donate their winning bid amount to a charity of their own choice and upon documentation of their donation, I will cover all shipping costs and send the painting to them. Thanks for looking and helping this fundraiser.