Friday, April 22, 2011

How to paint water...

Narrow Bridge   oil/canvas  36 x 24 x 1.5
is a concern for most artists as water reflects what surrounds it for the most part.  Frozen water.  Moving water.  Stagnant water.  Each creates its own problems to solve.  Here in America we don't often worry about a source for water.  Solidarites International is one organization making an effort to provide clean water for folks around the world.  Artist Clement Beauvais has illustrated this need on a vimeo film clip by drawing with water and dropping in ink on the surface.  Fellow artist Tom Auld has forwarded this clip to me....he was intrigued by the drop-in of pigment....one of the beautiful qualities of a water medium.  The film is both beautiful and haunting.

Matt Damon and Gary White have founded water.org here in this country.  Donations are accepted to help to provide enough clean water for a year for an individual.  It is estimated that 3.6 million people, including 1.5 million children under the age of 5, die each year from consuming water that is undrinkable.

Let water be the link for solving this global problem.  Donate.  Paint water.

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