Tuesday, March 22, 2011

"Play Ball" for the Help Japan Challenge

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. 


  1. Thank you Ann for taking the time to comment on my painting in DPW site. So nice to meet you. Your words are greatly appreciated. I also love your little soccer player. The colors are so beautiful and dreamy. i love oils even though i work mainly in watercolor but hope to do oils one day. Let's hope lots of paintings sell so we can really help the folks in Japan. God bless. Ross

  2. It is such a lovely painting, Ann. Your heart is so very big. I love the innocence of this piece.