Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Be a part of something WONDERFUL
(and possibly take home a
one-of-a-kind oil painting
by yours truly!)

NGE by NJB
"NGE" ("Scorpion") by Nicole J. Butler



I was inspired to paint this painting by the beautiful work of Robin O'Neill for the Africa Yoga Project (please visit both websites - you'll love them).  It took me six weeks, and LOTS of paint, using a palette knife instead of a brush, to complete this 4'h x 2'w x 1"t impasto-style painting.

After it was done, I contacted Ms. O'Neill and asked her if it would be okay for me to auction it off and donate the proceeds to the Africa Yoga Project.  She was gracious enough to give her consent, and also put me in contact with some people on the AYP team.

I had to wait a few months for it to dry enough to be shippable (oil paint dries slowly, and thick layers of oil paint, even more so), and in the interim, figure out how to set up an auction!  Ebay didn't seem appropriate, I tried some of the crowdfunding sites, but none really worked for what I was what I was trying to do.

So I went back to the drawing board, and decided to set it up as a traditional donation-based virtual event...

TO LEARN MORE, TO DONATE, AND TO (POSSIBLY) OWN THIS PAINTING, CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE FUNDRAISER INFO PAGE!


--Nicole

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