Best in Show Art Auction to Benefit Paws and Affection

Best in Show Art Auction to Benefit Paws and Affection - Bobwhite Quail in the Bog
Pen & ink drawing of a Bobwhite Quail in the bog.

Best in Show Art Auction – Paws and Affection is a charity that provides service dogs for children with special needs. On Saturday, September 14th Paws and Affection will hold the Best in Show Art Auction at St. Asaph’s Church in Bala Cynwyd, PA at 6pm.

I have donated 3 pen & ink drawings with hope that they will raise a lot of money for this charity. If you can’t make it to the auction and would like to place a bid on the art work, please visit this link.

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European Chub Pen and Ink Drawing

European Chub Pen and Ink Drawing – When I was a student at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, I used pen and ink because it was faster than painting with acrylic or gouache. Also, I also used dyes instead of watercolor because the colors were brighter. I still have some of those paintings. Now when I look at them, I’m amazed at how good student artwork was in 1987. I thought that I would try to recreate some of that magic by making a pen and ink drawing colored with dyes.

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Art Prints of Brain Coral Seascape For Sale

Brain Coral Seascape - Blue Striped Grunt - Prints of this painting are for sale on my store on Fine Art America.
Brain Coral Seascape – Blue Striped Grunt – Prints of this painting are for sale on my store on Fine Art America.

Art Prints of Brain Coral Seascape For Sale – My painting of a Brain Coral Seascape has been added to both of my online stores. U.S. customers can go to my store on Fine Art America here. Customers in Europe and Asia can go to my store on Saatchi Art at this link. This wildlife painting is slightly different from the type of artwork I usually draw and paint. Painting something underwater allowed me to use different colors than I usually do but I still try to maintain a warm cool bias by having a warm yellowish green contrast with some cool blues. This seascape features stylized brain coral, staghorn coral, a blue striped grunt (fish), a school of fish and a swimmer off in the background.

If you like this type of wildlife art, please check out my main wildlife art page. I also have posts how I painted Blue Herons, Curlews, trees and other types of fish.