A new twist on live painting
I started laying down some background colours between 4 and 5 pm, and then dived into the jerseys, helmets and faces. The painting was completed in about three and a half hours, with plenty of time to spare before the live auction. For the first time ever, I had a little breathing room to enjoy the lovely meal that was served at the event.
By the time both paintings were signed and I got off the stage, I found out that each had sold for $9,000.
I have a spreadsheet where I record all my painting donations and silent and live auction proceeds. I knew going into the event last night that if all went well I would cross the half a million dollar mark. Sure enough, the $18,000 raised blew right past that unfathomable figure.
There are no illusions on my part that my paintings are worth as much as people pay for them. I realize that it is the signature of the stars that really creates the value. But I am still humbled that my paintings get to play a small part in this fundraising magic. I also get the sense that people LOVE watching a painting come together and are blown away how quickly it happens.
Have a large fundraising event and want to find out how you can have me do a live painting for you? Don't hesitate to get in touch.