My family started an amazing nonprofit organization in 2004 and it has been thriving ever since. Project Ecuador is a charitable organization established to help underprivileged children and underdeveloped schools in Ecuador, Argentina, Guatemala and other countries in central and South America. They offer various programs such as scholarships programs, Communities Organized to Rebuild and Empower (CORE) project, and more.
Every year they host a fundraiser in order to support their wonderful cause.I will contribute one of my paintings for a raffle giveaway.
Join us for an evening of dancing, food, drinks, and fun this Saturday! Best of all it’s for a great cause! My original watercolor painting and many other wonderful prizes will be raffled at the event. All of the proceeds will help underprivileged children and their families with economic and educational resources.
Check it out and spread the word. If you can’t make it, you can still help. Check out our website for donating details. Thank you! http://www.projectecuador.org
"Colors of the Wind" Watercolor Painting Donation by Andrea Realpe
It is with great pleasure that we share The Road Less Traveled progress to date and invite you to continue making a difference in so many families' lives. Thank you to all those who have extended a helping hand and to those who have reached out to help or donate. You make all this possible.
I received a request to paint a colorful expressionistic painting of Rocky vs Apollo by Leroy Neiman. The painting is shown at the end of the film, Rocky III when Rocky and Apollo have a friendly boxing match and the fighters freeze into the colorful Leroy Neiman painting.
The style of painting is something that I have not tried before so I was ready for the challenge! As soon as I was commissioned to make this painting, I pictured the technique that I would use to paint this image. Since this painting has a lot of motion I thought a pallet knife would certainly capture it. I started by mixing the most prominent colors in the painting. The painting is full of various shades of red. I mixed cadmium red with phthalo green to get a darker shade of red. I mixed cadmium red with cadmium yellow and so on.. Colors upon colors were certainly needed. The color mixing took about an hour before I put paint on the large 30 x 40 inch stretched canvas. I also sketched out the scene so I can get the …
~Step 2: Draw an outline with 2H pencil. Draw it lightly so that if you make a mistake you can erase easily.
~Step 3: This is the fun part. Now you really have to look at the photograph. For example, with a rose pedal, notice every vain on the rose. Notice every flaw of the rose, the more you notice the more realistic your drawing will be.
Start with the left corner of the page, so you do not smudge the graphite. You can also put a plain white paper on the section you are not using. When I do pencil portraits, I start with the pupal of the eye and work my way out. ~Work very slow; do not speed. Work an hour an inch, that is how you get the…