It was entirely surreal, what happened at the Boston Marathon yesterday afternoon. My heart aches for those who have been injured, family and friends trying to locate loved ones, for the athletes who should have been celebrating a milestone, and for yet another city that will forever be known as the site of such tragedy.
I am donating proceeds from auctioning my backer board, pictured above, (thank you to Facebook fans Susan Elin Zacharius and Karin Golonka for the suggestion to sell my board!) to the Red Cross.
This is the 18" x 24" masonite panel that has been my backdrop for years of painting and working in the studio. I duct tape my smaller panels onto this board and prop it inside my easel, so there may be some tape residue on the surface and there is one area when the paint is peeling off (along the underside of the "e" in Be - this all adds to the overall character of the panel. The panel carries layers of acrylic paint, ink, and other materials, along with inspirational words/phrases. I will add a layer of clear acrylic gel medium to the surface prior to shipping. It is being sold as is.
It will make a beautiful abstract painting that will brighten any decor. Or bring it into your studio and continue adding marks to the surface.
Auction is live now - bid via commenting on the image (click here to be taken to the auction page). I'll accept bids through 10pm EST tonite (April 16th). Winning buyer responsible for s&h costs.
Thank you so much for doing something positive in the face of such senseless violence,
"Sit A Bit"
3 days ago