For the last few years I've donated a painting for an auction at my daughter's preschool. This year I decided to donate a commission painting. The highest bidder will choose a subject with me, whether it's one of their favorite landscapes, a still life with meaningful objects, or a figure painting of the buyer's children/grandchildren playing outside. The size of the painting will be up to 24x36." If you are interested in submitting an absentee bid you can contact the Children's House Montessori School at 207 236 2911. They will be happy to set it up with you.
I'll work together with the winning bidder to choose the subject of the painting. I want to make sure that we decide on a scene that fits my approach to painting. If a figure painting of the buyer's children/grandchildren is chosen I want to work from my own photos after spending some time with the kids. I prefer portrait paintings where the figure is caught in a moment of natural play, rather than a posed situation.
If the buyer chooses a still life it would be fun to build a painting with meaningful objects. We could design a scene around the interests of the buyer. We can talk about color schemes and table-scapes that would be a good fit.
With a landscape the winning bidder can choose a location that has some kind of personal attachment or sentimental value.
I've never donated an opportunity like this before so I'm really looking forward to seeing how it goes at the auction. It'll be a fun project. If you have any further questions feel free to email me through my contact page. The live auction and party will be May 6 at 5pm. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/garden-gala-charity-dinner-auction-tickets-32693374764?aff=es2