Friday, March 25, 2011

New Fused Glass Installation

I just finished hanging this 3-piece fused glass panel commission for the lobby of a water insurance group in Roseville, CA.  They recently moved into a newly renovated building that was designed with various nature themes for their various departments (ie ocean, wetlands, forest, woodlands, etc.).  This piece incorporated their colors along with a wave that reflects their logo as well as their affiliation with water.  Each panel is 21" x 15" and is mounted with stand-off hardware that lets the light shine through the back of the panels.  The client is happy and I'm excited about starting my next fused glass project!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Overwhelming response -- many thanks!

The bidding stops tomorrow at midnight for my newest (and most emotional) painting "The Darkest Hour."  I've had bids from 3 states in the U.S. and at this posting the bid is now officially up to $300.00 for this painting.  Since I said I'd donate the proceeds to The American Red Cross in the amount of 150% of the bidded price, that means right now I'll be sending a check to them for $450.00!!!  In the grand scheme of things it is a mere pittance to what Japan needs for this heinous tragic event but I feel it will help at least a little.  

If you are interested in placing a bid for "The Darkest Hour" please email me at before midnight tomorrow!! 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

150% of the sales price of "The Darkest Hour" goes to Japan Earthquake efforts

The horror of the quake and tsunami in Japan continues to wrench my heart as I watch and learn more details of the destruction of this nation.  Last night as I was watching the news I picked up my paintbrush and proceeded to paint. While I feverishly squirted paint onto the canvas and swished the colors around with my largest brush, my anxiety and grief was somewhat appeased by the mere physicality of the motions, but I know that I need to do more.  So hoping others feel the same as I do, I am offering this painting for sale to the highest bidder with 150% of the purchase price going to the Red Cross for their disaster efforts for this devastated nation. 

It's called "The Darkest Hour" and is 24" x 48" x 1.5"  painting made with quality acrylics and coated with a final UV protective matte varnish.  Ready to hang -- the minimum bid is $100.  I will ship anywhere in the world and those charges will be added to the purchase price.

If you are interested in purchasing this painting please send me an email with your highest offer to: and put "The Darkest Hour" in your subject line.

The bidding starts now and goes until midnight, March 16, 2011.    Let's all get together and help out however we can -- and get a original JJ painting for your efforts!!!