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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Haiti Relief Fund (Oxfam)

All proceeds from the sale of this painting will go to the Haiti Relief Fund via Oxfam. The best news about this is that the Canadian government is currently matching all donations, so if you bid on it you will not only get a piece of art, you will have the satisfaction of making a significant donation to a very worthwhile cause.

"Studio Snack" 6x6"
It was interesting to watch the brie under the hot spotlight over the 3 hours I spent on this piece as it got warmer and warmer, drooping slowly into the plate - kind of like trying to catch the light you originally see when painting outdoors. Near the end you have to do a lot of painting from memory. The french bread was the hardest part of the painting, could NOT get the texture of it's surface. There wasn't butter on it, but after much effort with no success, I realized that it was kind of reading like bread with butter so I cut my losses and got out while the gettin' was good. This is a challenge I will have to take on again in the future. The olives were the most fun! Such great little patterns of dark and light, could do a whole series just on olives.

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  1. This is wonderful, Liz. Your golden crust on the french bread is excellent. Hope you get a HUGE bid for this magnificent painting that you are donating to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

  2. Love the diagonal composition set upon the colors!
    Hope the bids pile in for a huge donation!