Thursday, December 10, 2009

"Gifted Artist" Charity - Loma Linda Univ. Children's Hospital

With Christmas around the corner, fighting off the cold and nasty flu...it's really nice of artist to still take the time to help some of the less fortunate families and children out there. Recently, I donated an original painting for the "Gifted Artist" charity art auction. The donation will be benefiting the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital.
I originally anticipated making a miniature plein air painting or maybe donate a robot poster, but it didn't quite fit the theme of the charity. Instead, I brainstormed on a more whimsical idea and decided to experiment painting on a different surface that I came across... an unfinished birch plaque. Crossed my fingers that it would hold some water colors and gouache.

This one is titled "Flight of the Fireflies", it measures about 5" x 7" and is a mixture of paints, colored pencils and brush pens. It's not in my normal plein air style, but it's more of a throwback to what I also love to do.....draw and animate cartoons!

The art auction will take place:

Date:
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Time:
5:00pm - 10:00pm
Location:
Street:
12467 Baseline Rd
City/Town:
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Click here for map/directions
Facebook: Event info

The night will consist of art, music and a special presentation by Chris Ayers discussing his battle with cancer and the use of art to help him overcome it. Big thanks to Thomas for coordinating such a big charity event!

Some other great ways to lend a helping hand is to donate a new toy for the Toys for Tots program, food at your local Food Bank, a warm coat for the One Warm Coat Program or the Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive.

7 comments:

Art Fan Ako said...

Good for you! Nice piece!

Christina Dee said...

so cute!!! what a nice thing to do :)

Amy C said...

its totally generous, sweet and magical, I love fireflies. Is that a an Airstream in the background!?!

Larien said...

Stopped by to take a peek...wonderful painting! ~wonderful idea.

lepetitdoodler said...

Gerald, this is so wonderful! The charity as well as the painting. I'm leaving for Taiwan tomorrow morning, so I won't be able to make the show. Grr.

Happy Holidays!!!

labsquad said...

Gerald-
I really like this one. I'm a sucker for whimsy anyway, but really nice execution. Are you going to make it to the next Sketchcrawl?

labsquad said...

Gerald-
I really like this one. I'm a sucker for whimsy anyway, but really nice execution. Are you going to make it to the next Sketchcrawl?

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