Up for Auction Now! New original to benefit CASA of Humboldt, painted live @ The Eagle House on May, 21, 2021
Yep. This one was painted live. At an actual event. Live. With live people. And music. And laughter. And good folks coming together to support CASA of Humboldt. (CASA stands for Court-Appointed Special Advocates- and is made up of volunteers who are everyday people appointed by a judge to speak up and advocate for abused and neglected children in court.) This was the first live event I’ve painted at since 2019, and it felt really good.
Keep reading below for my thoughts that went into this one. Enjoy!
IT’S UP FOR AUCTION NOW!
Bidding ends Friday, May 28 @ 5:00pm SHARP!
-Ends at 5pm PST sharp! Unlike the last few online auction fundraisers I’ve shared, this one will not be extending the time when bids are placed at the last minute, so keep in mind there could be multiple bidders upping the number in that last minute.
-Local pickup available. Shipping in US: $35 (Hawaii or Alaska: $75). We can sort that out later, but it’s easy.
-50/50 Split (so it helps us too!)
This is a follow up piece to a painting I did back in 2020. You might remember that one, it was a little darker, a little stormier, a little more 2020. This one is 2021. It’s still dark and stormy but there is a break in the clouds at least for a moment.
I was thinking about the power of the ocean and how in spite of its beauty, it really doesn’t care about you at all and if you find yourself in the wrong place out there, well, you’re in a heap of trouble.
It may be a beautiful world for all of us at times, but just like the ocean, if you find yourself in the wrong situation, the world at large doesn’t care much for us either.
The house in the distance is the local U.S. Coast Guard headquarters on Humboldt Bay. They’ve saved a lot of lives over the years when people found themselves in the wrong place at sea.
I’d never painted this iconic building on the bay here even though it’s just down the hill from my home, and since this painting is being auctioned to benefit Humboldt “CASA” it would make sense to include a “house”, so I figured this was the time to make it happen.
But the real deal is that just like the Coast Guard is always there and ready to help us when we find ourselves in trouble at sea, so the folks at CASA are doing something just as heroic for kids who find themselves in trouble in life, without family, and in a world that doesn’t always care. CASA is there to advocate for these kids when nobody else is stepping up. And that is worth honoring.
So there you go. I hope you dig it.
Holler if you have any questions, and if this one is calling out to you, good luck!
Thanks for all the support,