poetry and prose about place

art auction – update

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At the end of January, 2015, I published a post about the 23rd Art Auction now being held at Isaac’s Way Restaurant in Fredericton, New Brunswick  ( ).


Isaac’s Way organizes three auctions each year, each raising funds for children’s charities in one of four artistic areas: dance, art, music, and theatre. The art is sold by silent auction to raise funds for kids-in-need.  Since 2007, the auction has raised more than $92,200 !


My painting for this auction, entitled ‘blue stone’, has sold.  I now have another painting to replace ‘blue stone’ in the auction.

The new painting is an acrylic entitled ‘outside-in’ (24″ x 20″, unframed, gallery edges).  It is a painting of a dragon guarding a terrarium, based on a photo posted here ( )


Jane Tims  'outside-in'  February 12, 2015


The painting ‘outside-in’ was fun to do.  The outside has been brought inside in many ways – the mosses in the terrarium, the wood of the table, the vines, the fern pattern on the curtains.  And yet, the dragon turns to gaze out the window (sometimes his eye looks at ‘you’).  I used four main colours – Chromium Oxide Green, Burnt Umber, Titanium White and Phthalo Blue – and touches of Phthalo Green, Cadmium Yellow and Quinacridone Magenta.  To give shine to all the glass and wood in the painting, I used several layers of a tinted glaze.


The more than 60 art pieces on display at Isaac’s Way will be for sale until May 24, 2015  ( ).  This auction will sponsor MUSIC lessons for kids.


Issac’s Way also has, for auction and sale, paintings created live during Fredericton’s recent winter festival, Winterfesthiver ( if you are on Facebook, just look for Winterfest Art Auction 2015 ).


I am so proud to take part in this worthwhile project.


Copyright  2015  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

February 16, 2015 at 7:23 am

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  1. Congratulations, Jane! The dragon almost looks friendly, but mostly mischievous. I like the ferns on the curtains, too. Isaac’s Way sounds like an excellent cause.

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    Barbara Rodgers

    February 19, 2015 at 12:07 pm

  2. Hi Jane, Congratulations, and I love your paintings! Ellen

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    Ellen Grace Olinger

    February 16, 2015 at 8:46 am

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