ASPIE Virtual Art Auction
Welcome to the ASPIE Virtual Art Auction! This event will be featuring the incredible work of 4 ASPIE artists and two generous donors. A total of 10 unique pieces of art will be up for auction, each open for bids for a quick 3 minutes. Winners will be announced in real time, adding to the excitement of the auction. As a special bonus, a raffle will be held at the end of the auction for all those participating online to win a beautiful Americana wreath from one of our generous donors. Get ready to bid and support a great cause!
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Oil on canvas Painting “Rescuing Light”
“Rescuing Light” is Jonathan’s newest painting and depicts the lighthouse at Bass Harbor, Maine. Each part of the scenery captures the araw beauty of our most northern New England state. The title reflects the purpose of lighthouses. But on a more personal level, the lower clear sky reminds Jonathan of the Rescuer from his storms of life. This is a 16×20 oil-on-canvas painting in a weathered white frame.
“Seashells” is an original oil-on-canvas painting by Jonathan Whitlock, an artist who makes his home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The work depicts a modern montage of shells, in a color palette of gray, tan and gold. “Seashells” is one-of-a-kind, with no prints or duplicates. It measures 18 inches by 24 inches and comes in a frame. Even after switching to his non-dominant hand due to the car accident, Jonathan still struggles at times with spasticity in his painting hand. To avoid the difficulty in creating small, detailed brush strokes, Jonathan experimented with painting an up-close section of his reference photo, thanks to his I-pad’s zoom-in feature.
Print of Indian Lady
The original painting is acrylic paint on canvas titled “Indian Lady”, unframed, 40” wide and 30” high, minimum donation is $3500.00. The painting was inspired by an image taken by Dorrin’s friend at a wedding in India. His friend likes Dorrin’s work, so she suggested he try painting the Indian lady. It was intimidating, but he decided to go big and bold anyway. The hardest part to paint was her eyes and her nose. But the end result is thrilling. This is now available for the auction as a 24 x 18 premium gallery wrap canvas print.
Dorrin has painted a series of painters on a few topics. He previously did a series call “Active Forest”. It was very popular and ASPIE had three donors that selected all of those and they are no longer available. This is a new series call “Lavender” and this is the first piece in that series. It s an acrylic on canvas piece and is 11 in by 14 in. It is unframed.
Union River Bay Sunset
This is a photo produced picture on a canvas wrapped frame, size 12×16. Jesse often visits his parent’s home in Trenton Maine. This view over Union River Bay is the view from the patio of their home. It is one of the few places in Maine where the granite headlands don’t prohibit walking right on to the stone beach at water’s edge. The lawn gradually falls in elevation down to the natural stone seawall that prevents the enormous high tides from rolling up on to the yard. The old lichen encrusted rail fence cuts through the yard creating a man-made feature in the natural setting. The sun is setting in the west over the Blue Hill Peninsula with its namesake (the hill that takes on a blue hue at sunset) on the right of the horizon.
August at Schoodic Point
This is a photo produced picture on a canvas wrapped frame, size 12×16. Jesse took this picture in Acadia National Park in Maine. It is a section of the part called Schoodic Point on Schoodic Peninsula where massive layers of basalt and granite headlands roll down to Frenchmen’s Bay, bearing the scars of storm waves and flood tides. The tides in Maine also rise and fall over a distance of more than 12 feet at this location, so the receded tide leaves behind wonderful tidal pools reflecting the sky above and filled with teaming sea life trapped there until the tide returns. It is the only part of Acadia National Park found on the mainland, is minimally developed, and a low-visitation area of the park – about an hour away from the rest of the park. As a result, it is a more secluded area and a perfect spot for absorbing the power of nature and seeing its majesty up close. The mountains across the bay are all part of Acadia National Park. Jesse was visiting this spot in August 2022 with his parents who live close by when he took this shot. He has many Maine landscape pictures in his archives.
Little Boat Waiting to be Unsnapped
This is a photo produced picture on a canvas wrapped frame, size 12×20. JP’s Comments:
I like to go down to the deck boards after dinner in the summer and look for pictures in the sunset. Usually I like to take a picture of this whole little boat sitting in the reed’s waiting to row out to the big Waterman’s boat on the anchor. This time I looked close and liked the snap instead….JP
Surprise Stream After a Long Rainy Night
This is a photo produced picture on a canvas wrapped frame, size 12×20. JP’s comments:
I always look out the window when we are driving and I get my Mom to stop a lot for taking pictures. I go by this wheat field all the time and it looked so bright green after the rain…then I saw the water moving like a stream and just had to take this….but I missed getting the ducks that flew away fast….JP
Manasquan Beach BY LARRY STEARNS
An original painting from Larry Stearns who lived in Macungie, PA when this was painted. This acrylic on canvas board, 16”x20”, painted July 2020, is titled “Manasquan Beach”. “Manasquan Beach” is one of Larry’s favorite compositions with the purple shading as sunset approaches, big beach, and ocean clouds. You might see this anywhere from Maine to Florida along the Atlantic seaboard, but Larry was seeing an old memory from a family vacation in Manasquan, New Jersey. It was inspired by a Karin Gebahi painting.
Tapestry BY Lynn Hathy
This is a hand acrylic painted piece on canvas board frame with a hand-painted wooden frame, size 13½ x 17½. It features a mosaic design that replicates the look of stained glass or a woven tapestry. The primary image is a bird on the branches of a tree. The border text says “We are spinners of the years, but we cannot see the weaving. Rare tapestries of deed and thought, Brave spirits are achieving.”
This is a 24-inch diameter wreath to hang for your front door or anywhere in your house. Beautifully made by Ann-Renee Ault and normally sold in her “OtherNan Craft Shop” in Willow Street PA. It is normally priced at $100 or higher. Made of multiple fabrics and loaded with iconic themes to celebrate Independence Day or any Americana motif or theme.
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