Sunday, March 20, 2011

Peace Orchids

18x24 oil on canvas
DPW painting challenge
Auction price starts at $25
Bid by visiting their website HERE

This is my first entry for the Daily Paint Works Challenge. I will be honest and had tried to paint to enter twice before but I didn't think my work was up to par at that time. What really pushed me this time is the proceeds going to benefit people and pets devastated by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan through the auction of these paintings.

My painting was inspired by a beautiful photograph shot by a talented friend Susanne Uy who generously allowed me to use her photo as inspiration. Thank you Susanne!

19 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Beautiful, Sheila. Well done and for a deserving cause.

Sonya Johnson said...

Beautiful painting, Sheila - I'm sure it will bring some nice money for the auction.

Mona said...

Sheila, your latest paintings are beautiful, esp. Ruby Red Orchids and Peace Orchids. I am keeping your relatives and friends in Japan in my prayers.

dominique eichi said...

it's beautiful Sheila

Gwen Bell said...

Really beautiful job on this, Sheila. I know this particular Challenge theme is very near and dear to your heart and the love really shines through.

big hugs
Gwen

AutumnLeaves said...

This is just beautiful, Sheila. It is like looking at an orchid plant outside with the branch lazily moving in the breeze. The sun in the distance...sigh...

David Larson Evans said...

Nice,nice,nice and the paintings is great too.

Dean H. said...

This is beautiful, Sheila!!

Celeste Bergin said...

A beautiful painting for a great cause..you did an exceptional job.

Lokelani Forrest said...

So beautiful and delicate. Reminds me of Japanese art.s

mysticalmythicalmetalwork said...

Really love this one Sheila! Great job. The colors are great.

~ Kathleen Krucoff

Gary Keimig said...

great job. And such a worthy cause. We have a grandson working relief and rescue for the U S Navy over there and pray every day for his safety. What a great human tragedy and what a sense of pride to see all who are working to help out.

Art By Erika said...

So glad to submitted and it's beautiful! You have such a big heart xox

martinealison said...

Tout en délicatesse et bien annonciatrice du printemps cette branche fleurie...
Bisous

Mary Paquet said...

Beautiful, Sheila, with luscious texture. The design is very interesting -- nice that your friend gave you permission to paint from her photo. I also like that hint of yellow-green in the left corner that suggests foliage to me.


I wish you success in raising money for the people and pets in Japan. We are all so saddened by the tragedy there.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Love the colors and the yellow bits showing through really animates the image.
Beautiful donation for the challenge.

Ellen Burkett said...

Oh, this is beautiful! I absolutely love it!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

one of my favorite subjects. Reminds me of sumi-e.

billrenonj said...

I just found a website with beautiful Orchid photos that may inspire you. Small collection, but they are all labeled. Orchids
Bill