Saturday, June 12, 2010

Illustration Friday: Ripple

pen and watercolor, 2.5"x3.5"
(SOLD)

A black-bellied whistling ducking, rippling through the water, rushes toward its mother and toward safety. Unfortunately, this little one is just one of the countless animals affected by the Deep Water Horizon Gulf oil spill and its fate will be sealed if it comes into contact with the oil. What can we do to help?

This art card will be donated to Kelly Light's Ripple blog and sold for $10 to benefit The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and The International Bird Rescue Research Center. If you'd like the card for a $10 donation, please look for it on Kelly's blog. Kelly, driven to help with the cleanup effort and saving our wildlife, started selling her sketch cards for $10 each and donated the proceeds to these two organizations. Quickly, other artists joined her efforts shows us that we can each play a part in the cleanup. As of today, Kelly has raised over $1,350! You go girl! Please help with the effort and consider donating for a card on Kelly's blog. Thanks!

10 comments:

steve said...

YOU go Joan! This is one animal I haven't seen yet. hat a beautiful work you're donating! Thanks for getting involved.

Joan Y said...

Thanks Steve! You are so kind. It means a lot. :D

Stephen Hall said...

The colours look fabulous!Like the dark background :-)

Joan Y said...

Hey, comments from two Steves in one day! :D Thanks Stephen! I'm having more fun with backgrounds, which I have to admit is not my strong point. Thanks for your comment and support! :D

Arthi said...

Oh my gosh, I'm just rooting for that little guy to get away from the scary blackness! This is adorable.

Christina Silverio said...

A beautiful piece for a wonderful cause!

IVYALLOVER said...

Beautiful!

Linda Hensley said...

Sad, but hopeful too.

Snickers Xx said...

AWwwh, so sweet! I love how cute the duckie looks...escape, duckie! Escape! :)

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

You and your love of little creatures and knowledge of birds - I've never heard of this one in England. Such a sweet storyline but sadly brings home how far this disaster is affecting your land and wild life. She is adorable.