This painting was donated to an annual event in Cincinnati called "Secret Artworks." Artist donate a painting, all of the proceeds go to "Artworks." This is their mission statement:
"ArtWorks empowers and inspires the creative community to transform our everyday environments through employment, apprenticeships, education, community partnerships, and civic engagement."
Artworks does amazing work in Cincinnati, some of the murals they have accomplished are beyond beautiful, you can see them downtown.
The artwork submitted for this event is "secret" in that the artists name is not revealed until the artwork has been purchased. Many local artists participate.
Permission to use Graeter's logo was given by Richard Graeter, which is much appreciated. Graeter's Ice Cream is famous here, and is beyond delicious! This flavor is Raspberry Chocolate Chip, and yes it was fabulous!
Copyright 2013, Linda McCoy
I started this painting in early spring, but ended up putting it aside for awhile, because the glass was so complicated to execute. Persistence finally won out in the end, I finished it yesterday.
I'm hosting a Holiday Open House at my gallery at 209 S West Street, Mason Ohio, on Sunday December 8 at 2pm til 4pm. New January class schedule will be available, new paintings to see, and of course refreshments! Love to see you there!