Wow, that month went by fast! I wanted to take this opportunity to briefly mention Cocktails & Clowns, which is not the title of my latest painting, but rather a charity event this coming Friday, March 30 on behalf of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Hospital Clown Doctors, who provide hours of laughter to the children through The Clown Docs Program. I went last year for the first time, had a blast, and decided to donate some artwork this time around for the silent auction and raffle. Ticket prices include beer, wine, Pearl vodka drinks, and appetizers!!
You can learn more about the event and buy tickets at http://www.stlouischildrens.org/content/CocktailsandClowns.htm. If you can’t attend, a ‘Raise A Glass From Home’ option is available should you still be interested in donating.
This “Eiffel Tower” is a perfect example of my experiments with different styles and media. Not only is it a super small canvas (2.5 x 3.5 inches), I had never tried a watercolor technique with ballpoint pen. What’s cool is they also make little 5 inch wooden easels to complete the presentation. I’m going to expand on this piece by doing a “Mini Monuments” series of iconic structures from around the world, starting with what I saw during my trip to Europe in 2008.
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Don’t worry about people stealing an idea. If it’s original, you will have to ram it down their throats.” – Howard Aiken