Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Firestorm: New Abstract Expressionist Painting to Benefit Japan


Firestorm - Image c 2011 Lynda Lehmann

I painted this piece last week, and I think it expresses my emotional response to recent events in Japan. In view of the ongoing devastation, grief and loss of the Japanese people, who have lost their homes, their towns and infrastructure and their loved ones, and who are facing the dire consequences of nuclear contamination, I will donate all profits from this painting to the American Red Cross Japan Fund. By that I mean all proceeds minus the fee (if any) due to whichever artist's site I may sell it on. Shipping is always the customer's responsibility. 

"Firestorm" is 22 x 28 inches, painted in acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas. It can be framed or hung without a frame. 

My price is $900.00.  By donating the proceeds of this painting to the people of Japan, I can afford to give a more sizable donation than I would otherwise make.  Maybe it will buy some clothing, food or drinking water for a family who has lost everything.

Let's pray for their comfort and healing, and for the nuclear nightmare they're faced with, to be adequately dealt with and over. As for the rest of humanity, I hope we'll learn to make better choices in our energy policy, and become more aware of the consequences of letting corporate interests and lobbyists push dangerous technologies. 

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16 comments:

  1. It's an amazing painting!
    The dominant colour is that of Fire . I've also noticed the dark red colour (blood) and some human face parts.

    I admire your noble gesture (donation) for the people of Japan and wish you Good Luck in selling the painting!

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  2. DUTA - Thank you for your support. This way I can give them a larger donation than I normally would be able to...if it sells.

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  3. Frustrated, confused, shattered. Thanks for sharing

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  4. Kriz - I would guess that all thinking, feeling people must feel a bit dazed and confused at this point in history. We have created a needless tragedy to follow the natural disasters; as if they were not tragedy enough.

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  5. SYLVIA - Thanks for coming over to visit my blog, and for commenting! xxx

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  6. I like the painting. I see the portrait of a soul in a fire here. Such talking colors. Thank you for the art-awakening. Respectfully Art by Tomas

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  7. Tomas - Sadly, I think we are all standing a bit too close to the "fire-pit" at this time. Thank you for your visit!

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  8. It looks to me a bit like the miles and miles of rubble along the shoreline which occasionally haunts my dreams...a lovely painting this gift from your heart Lynda.

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  9. Amen to that sister, and I love your painting. Keeping the people of Japan in my prayers and thoughts.

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  10. Janice - It reminds me of rubble and vast miles of fire and destruction. So sad. I had to put my feelings into it. Thank you for your kind words and support, Janice dear. I can only hope someone buys it so I can donate the money. xx

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  11. Brenda - They need our infinite prayers and compassion, and physical/monetary aid whenever possible. Yesterday I saw footage of a little girl sitting in a pink jacket, seemed to be on a roof, looking into the distance for her disappeared sibling and parents. Broke my heart.

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  12. I am totally fascinated by this firestorm, impressive and a great work. A hug.

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  13. The colors, the feel/texture ---this is awesome...

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  14. Leovi - Your creativity makes a compliment from you special. Thank you. And a hug to you!

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  15. Sandy - I am very happy to hear that you like it. I like it too, and don't really want to sell it. But if I can, I will, so I can donate the funds to Japan relief.

    Enjoy the spring day!

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