Friday, March 07, 2008

Alzheimer's Association of Greater Iowa



The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Iowa is putting on a charity auction of altered and art mirrors called "An Evening of Reflections" I had previously posted a sketch of some birds that I intended to use for my mirror. I ended up etching one of the bird sketches in the mirror, and then painting the frame. I am pretty happy with it because it turned out as something I would hang in my own house, and hopefully someone else will donate a good sum of money to have it hang in theirs. I have to drop it off today, and I am sad to see it go, it's been a pleasure to work on.
The frame is done in oil with a Gamblin Galkyd glaze and some stamping. It measures 14"x14".

Dedicated to my husband's late father Robert F. Camling, who passed away from the effects of Alzheimer's Disease before I ever got to meet him.

P.S. It's hard to photograph a mirror without including yourself in your PJ's!

7 comments:

Diana Evans said...

wow Candace...this is wonderful...

nice work and always nice to have your art help a charity...

Cheers,
Diana

NANCY LEFKO said...

It's beautiful...what a wonderful job you have done...and etching in the glass too....cool !! Thanks for the kind words about my etsy shop.

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

What a fun thing!!! Great work. Who cares if we see your PJs?

claudine hellmuth said...

wonderful!! love your mirror!!

em said...

this is so cool, i love the colors you used.
ps. i got your postcards, thanks so much.

oh yeah this is mauro.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Candace...

I'm hosting a party on my blog with a chance to win a free give away....hope you have a chance to pop by...

Cheers,
Diana

Laura Zarrin said...

I love it! I'd buy it, for sure. I love the painterly feel of it. My uncle died a few months ago of Alzheimer's, so thank you on his behalf for doing this.