Our marine wildlife is in crisis here in California. The rescue centers are full, volunteers are exhausted and giving their all. And more animals need help everyday. I want to donate the full proceeds from the following two mini paintings to our local chapter of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center to help at least a little. Would you help?
You can read more on the issue here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/19/us-usa-wildlife-california-idUSKBN0LN01620150219
Simply bid on which painting you would like to buy from the links below… They are each 5″x7″ acrylic originals on canvas. Highest bidder wins and I will donate your entire payment and send you the painting. It may even be partially tax deductible (check with your accountant). Thank you.
Auction – PMMC – Sea Lion Love
Auction – PMMC – PMMC Love Owl
It’s amazing how quickly your life can change. In a matter of months I no longer work for the place I’ve been for the past 18 years. My husband got a new job and they keep changing his schedule. My nights, days and weekends are all a blur now.
I’m trying to get a handle on things and add some structure back to my life. I don’t mind some chaos, but these last few months have really done a number on my mental state. The good part is that I have much more time to concentrate on my art. I was able to do a painting for my husband for Christmas that I’ve been wanting to do for quite a while now. He loves it! I’m pretty happy with it, too.
Dive Deep with Me. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original acrylic painting on canvas.
I’m really loosening up my style, and the orders for custom works are still coming in. I also launched my own website — which was WAY overdue. It still has a long way to go until I’m satisfied, but it’s a step in the right direction.
Blue Owl with Heart. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original acrylic painting on paper.
Happy New Year! And please, if you like my work, share with friends and family, Like my Facebook page or follow me on Pinterest.
I recently completed a special work for two of my best customers. This is “Owl in the Garden,” a 9″x12″ mixed media painting on watercolor paper. The couple was looking for one of my unique owls, set in a bright, whimsical garden. While they are the proud owners of the original piece, prints are now available in my Etsy shop.
Owl in the Garden. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor and ink painting on paper.
In case you haven’t noticed, I have had a recurring theme in my artwork lately. The peace sign, most well known from the peace and love era in the 60s has been making its way into quite a few of my paintings. Why?
Peaceful Signs © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original whale and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas
I think my subconscious is getting fed up with the way we are treating the earth, with the ongoing terrorist “war” which has been going on since before my son was born, with the hateful way a lot of people treat each other in social media and everyday life. We need more love and peace… it’s that simple.
Blue Owl with Peace Sign Sunglasses. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original acrylic painting on paper.
We need to love our planet and care for her, as well as each other. Maybe I’m hoping that by hanging a reminder in their home with my art, a person will remember that each day and be a little more cognizant of their actions, slowly helping to make the world a better place.
What themes are making it into your art?
Peace & Dove IV © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original dove and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas
Peace & Dove III © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original dove and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas
Peace & Dove II © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original dove and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas
Peace of the Sea © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original turtle and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas
It’s been a busy month. I was able to knock out a logo for my best friend’s upcoming venture into the world of chocolates and other tasty treats. I also completed two requests for work – one a purple butterfly and the other a gorgeous owl – both in watercolor and also available as prints in my Etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/shop/AprilleLiptonArt). I still have two more commissions to work on – another owl in acrylic and a graduation gift that will include a heart and special quote for a wonderful girl.
Sammy’s Sweets logo. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original digital logo.
Purple Butterfly. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor and ink painting on paper.
Princess Owl. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor and ink painting on paper.