“Porthole” Series Paintings -Art for Hurricane Relief

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Sep 212017
 

Porthole Fish Painting Contemporary Folk Art by BZTAT

We all love the ocean. The mysteries beneath the water and the vastness above and below the surface intrigue us with their beauty.

The ocean is a dynamic force, though, and as immense as its beauty is, its power for destruction is great as well. At this writing, the fourth Category 5 hurricane to hit the Atlantic Ocean this season is battering Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands.

My own fascination with the ocean led me to start a series of paintings that I call “Portholes” a couple of months ago. A friend had given me a bunch of wooden circles that had been cut the wrong size for a project he was working on, so I decided to paint them with brightly colored fish. I call them “Portholes” because they show the view of the ocean from the inside of a sailing vessel, as if you were looking out the window of a ship.

I wanted to do something to raise funds for disaster relief, Porthole Fish Painting Contemporary Folk Art by BZTATso I decided to donate a portion of the sales from my “Porthole” series to an organization working to assist survivors of the recent hurricanes.

The organization that I have chosen to receive the donations is Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon is an organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams to disaster zones.

Team Rubicon has been actively engaged in rescue and recovery efforts for both Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as other disaster relief activities around the world. To this date, They have pulled 73 people, 50 dogs and 26 cats from the waters of Harvey and helped them to safety. 

Porthole Fish Painting Contemporary Folk Art by BZTATI will be posting my “Porthole” paintings on my Art for Sale page. The larger paintings are 14″ Diameter and sell for $125.00. I have smaller paintings as well that are 7″ Diameter and sell for $45.00. 20% of all “Porthole” paintings will be donated to Team Rubicon (through November 2017).

You can follow my process of creating the “Portholes” paintings and other artworks on my Instagram and Facebook pages. I plan to do many more!

Life is an Adventure!

BZTAT

 

Want some Sunflower Power on your wall?

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Jun 222014
 
"Sunflower" painting by BZTAT

“Sunflower” painting by BZTAT

Every now and then, I like to paint something other than animals. As much as I love painting dogs and cats and other creatures, I am also inspired by other parts of nature as well.

I painted this painting of a sunflower last year, and like some of the other paintings I have shared in auctions lately, it has had admirers, but no buyers.

I would like to change that. The sunflower is today’s auction!

It is listed at $175 for the regular price, but I am making the minimum bid start at $50, so you just might get it for a steal!

If you are interested, simply state your bid in the comments below.

Bid away and have some fun! But hurry, and watch closely. The bidding ends tomorrow (Monday) night!

Here are the details:

10″ X 14″ painting on wood by artist BZTAT

Leave bids in increments of $10 below in the comments section.

Minimum Bid $50 USD

Shipping: $25 USA $45 International

BUY NOW OPTION: You can buy this piece now for $100 as long as no bids have been made in the comments below. Simply write BUY NOW in the comments and you will be sent an invoice for $100 + $25 for shipping.

Highest bid at 10 pm ET on Monday, June 23 wins the piece.

Winning bidder will be sent an invoice for credit card payment.

Please allow 4 weeks for shipping.

Jun 212014
 
Black Cat Painting by BZTAT

Painting by BZTAT

OK. No Black is not the new orange. Black is just fine as it is. And Black cats? Well, they are amazing.

I once had a black cat named Bub. He was a fabulous cat that dispelled all the myths about black cats. He was somewhat timid and a bit anxious, but always very loving. He always brought me great luck and was a fabulous companion.

I have painted many black cats over the years, somewhat inspired by Bub, and also by other black cats I have known over the years. I recently moved to a new home that came with a group of outdoor cats, and two of them are black. I am thrilled!

I am going to put this black cat painting up for auction, as the auctions have been going well, and I think he will bring YOU some good luck in your home.

It is listed at $175 for the regular price, but I am making the minimum bid start at $60, so you just might get it for a steal!

If you are interested, simply state your bid in the comments below.

Bid away and have some fun! But hurry, and watch closely. The bidding ends tomorrow (Sunday) night!

Here are the details:

10″ X 14″ painting on wood by artist BZTAT

Leave bids in increments of $10 below in the comments section.

Minimum Bid $60 USD

Shipping: $25 USA $45 International

BUY NOW OPTION: You can buy this piece now for $100 as long as no bids have been made in the comments below. Simply write BUY NOW in the comments and you will be sent an invoice for $125 + $25 for shipping.

Highest bid at 10 pm ET on Sunday, June 22 wins the piece.

Winning bidder will be sent an invoice for credit card payment.

Please allow 4 weeks for shipping.