131015_JohnGonter_RainDance_12x16

Rain Dance project:blue 2013.  Oil on Hardboard Panel with Varnish.  12" x 18"

Rain Dance project:blue 2013. Oil on Hardboard Panel with Varnish. 12″ x 18″

This new work is part of a collection called project:blue that I am creating to drive interest in painting with kids. I setting up some volunteer opportunities where I will go into schools and classes and set up my stuff and work. The pieces I create are studies and plates more so than paintings and will be created quickly so that kids can see most of my painting process from beginning to end. I know I loved to watch painters work when I was in school. The goal is to inspire kids to want to jump right in and try for themselves. We plan to let the kids try some of my techniques. Fun and messy it will be.

100% of the proceeds of sales from this collection go to Burlington City Arts Scholarships.