Thursday, March 02, 2017

"Birds returning north. (Rye beach shanty)"
Plein air oil by Todd Bonita
....and away we go...This is my first painting of the "31 in 31" charity fundraiser event.  Local artist (Awesome guy and helluva painter) Dennis Poirier and I will be painting 31 Plein air paintings in the month of March.  This is part of a month long event raising funds and awareness for 9 year old Portsmouth resident, Ciara Brill who was recently diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in December.  Funds will go to the family for their growing medical expenses and financial burden brought on by this recent diagnosis. 
For our part, Dennis and I will paint a painting each day of the month (Dennis will do 16 and I will do 15 paintings...yes, he's the heavy weight work horse!)...each painting is 6x8" oil and framed and priced at a fixed charity rate for this fundraiser of $300 each...50% of the gallery profit will go to Ciara family fund.  We will have an exhibition of all 31 paintings in the month of April at the Todd Bonita Gallery in Portsmouth, NH with an opening reception on Friday, April 7 (5-8pm). The show will run the whole month of April.  
There is a pre sale where you can purchase a painting before it's painted or simply buy them as they come off the easel.  We are more than half sold out at the time of this writing.  You can follow along on our website, click here: 

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