Helping heal our community
Thanks to everyone who has purchased art from me over the past month or so in the knowledge that money was being donated to help Sonoma county fire relief efforts. You all know who you are. Thank YOU! I thought I'd just check in to let you know how 'we' are doing so far.
In the spirit of full transparency and accountability, my art sales have generated $1891 for fire relief so far ....and this is not including any online or in person orders for Fountaingrove Round Barn prints, but know that my intention is to donate the proceeds to RCU North Bay Fire Relief Fund.
$1126 to Redwood Credit Union North Bay Fire Relief Fund - from sales during Sonoma County Art Trails Open Studios
$350 to Sebastopol Center for the Arts - Art Trails Artist Relief Fund
$415 to 'Go fund a Hero' for the firefighters who lost their own homes (Peacetown benefit at Sebastopol Community and Cultural Center).
(NOTE: To customers who have ordered Round Barn prints - they are in stock now - I will be contacting you to complete your orders. Thanks in advance!).
CAPTURED FOR POSTERITY:
The Fountaingrove Round Barn as we will fondly remember it.... painted earlier this year.
I plan to start taking orders for small (7"x7") fine art giclée reproductions of this painting during Sonoma County Art Trails this weekend. All money from the sale of this reproduction will be donated to Redwood Credit Union North Bay Fire Relief Fund, which guarantees 100% of donations directly aids victims in our community.
Please use my contact page if you are interested in placing an order. I have prints on watercolor paper in stock. Prints come complete with archival mat - to fit a 12 x 12 inch frame (standard size - readily available).
Shipping available with tracking for an additional $7
Suggested donation is $50 for matted, ready to frame print ($40 for unmatted) ... it's all going for a great cause. Thank you.
UPDATE: As of 11/24-17 Round Barn prints are also available at Upstairs Art Gallery, 306 Center Street, Healdsburg. Open 11-6 daily.
The original painting has just been purchased, and 100% of the money has been donated to Art Trails Artist Relief Fund. You can still see the original painting at my Sebastopol art studio during the 2 weekends of Sonoma County Art Trails October 21/22 and 28/29 before it goes to its new home.
INFERNO: So sad.....Fountaingrove Round Barn, Santa Rosa, California - razed to the ground during the devastating wine country wildfires of October 9 2017. Gone but not forgotten...
Some of the steps along the way....
Take one real grape leaf.
Cover leaf with liquid latex and press leaf onto watercolor paper. Press down to 'print' the leaf.
Paint with watercolor - the latex will preserve the veins and leaf shape.
Collage with rice paper.
Have fun adding color with watercolor, acrylic inks, water soluble crayons - designing a colorful background.
Available at Upstairs Art Gallery, Healdsburg.
Art imitates life.......A happy customer emailed this pic of my Red Gravenstein painting hanging in her dining room. Paying homage to the Gravenstein apple, a local variety which Sebastopol is celebrated for. Thanks Carol!
'Pieces of Me' aqua media and collage paintings by Carolyn Wilson