Sunday, March 20, 2011

Origami Swan Painting

Oil on 8x6 in. Hardboard panel.

Available at Daily Paintworks Auction. Click here , and scroll down to view this and other paintings to be auctioned for Japan Relief.

This painting was painted for this week's Daily Paintworks "Help Japan" challenge. The Challenge is to do a painting that will be auctioned off from their site (not ebay), and the proceeds will be donated to Japan Disaster Relief efforts.
When I saw the challenge, I thought I would like to paint a Japanese subject and origami (the Japanese art of paper folding) came to mind. So, I found some video instructions on youtube, and made this paper swan from a piece of printer paper. If you have never tried origami, you should! It's really interesting and fun.
My painting is posted on the Daily Paintworks website on the Help Japan page, along with many other wonderful paintings. They each have a link to their own auction, and the auction lasts 7 days from the time of posting. The purchase will occur between the buyer and artist through paypal. The artist donates the payment to one of the charitable organizations listed. I chose to donate the payment from this painting to the Red Cross Japan Earthquake/Tsunami relief.


  1. What an original and oh so touching idea, Debbie. This is fabulous and I hope it raises mucho money for the Japanese.


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