“Cherish”

This weeks penny auction.  Update: Sold!
“Cherish” – 16×20 original canvas painting on 1.5″ wooden stretcher bar frame.
This weeks auction is a jeweled tone landscape filled with little whimsical whatnots.  A little black capped chickadee gazes upward to a hanging heart ornament.  This piece contains a lot of the traditional elements I usually include in my landscape paintings with some added magical charm in the tree 🙂
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Artist Note-
Reason behind the title:  I mentioned in the listing that little birds warm my heart.  The original Greek word for “cherish” is thalpo – which means “to keep warm”.   No, I am not a linguist – just a random fact I happened upon while painting this piece so that’s how the name came about.  🙂

Charity Art Auction

Auction is now live on eBay!  100% of the proceeds to go to the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge of Destin, FL.

As I mention in the auction this little baby seagull is lovin’ his clean beach.  Titled “With Love” because my little bird is with a hanging heart, but also because “With Love” from you to the organization, the proceeds will help with the oil spill clean up effort.  I chose this organization because, while I currently reside in the central FL area, I am from the Emerald Coast area of Northwest Florida (Niceville to be exact).  Reports from family and friends are the oil is just now starting to hit the shoreline this week 😦

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10 Day Auction.  Bidding starts at $1 (Free Shipping to USA addresses)