23 November 2010

the prayer

Oil and graphite 400mm x 300mm x 35mm stretched canvas.  Feet of clay but plentiful prayers.
I left most of the painting in a loose free style and attempted to bring the face to a well rendered state - to contrast with the rough feet and hands.
I painted this prayer while waiting for news about the Pike River mining disaster and have decided to donate all funds from the auction towards the Pike River Miner's Fund.  It is my prayer that the families and friends of these miners will find peace and comfort from the support they have from people here in NZ and over the world.  My heart is breaking for them and I can't even imagine what it must feel like for them.  So if my tiny little drop in the bucket could make any sort of a difference, then I've done something from the heart.  Kia kaha.
Thanks for looking ..e^)
 PS..how you can help..

15 November 2010

atc four





ATC - artist trading cards - mania.... these four were part of the October ATC New Zealand exchange organised by Collette Fergus.  I received four awesome cards back which I will share with you soon.  Big thanks to Collette for organising this - if you'd like to take part the next one is already on the cards ;-) - see here
and send in your cards before 12 December 2010 ..e^)

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