Thursday 26 November 2009

The Spirit of the Ice Bear

"Ice Bear Spirit"
11 x 7 1/2 inches
Original Watercolour painting

This blog goes days and days without a post from me, and then TWO in one day! Stick with me, it's worth it I promise you!
Here is the finished painting, which I've been working my socks off to get completed today. I've framed it, and it goes up for auction tomorrow night, at the Fire and Ice fundraiser at Castle Drogo. This is in aid of the Ice Bear Project, the brainchild of sculptor Mark Coreth, who aims to raise awareness of the effects of climate change by bringing his truly amazing ice sculpture of a polar bear to Trafalgar Square, London and Nytorv square, Copenhagen. Over the course of several days this imposing bear will melt leaving nothing but a bronze skeleton and a puddle of water. Each hand that touches the bear melts a little bit more of the ice, giving a stark message about the effect each and every one of us has on the fate of the Arctic.

If you wish to put in a bid for this painting, please email the ice bear team here:

And please, I'm asking a favour here, if you have time, and love what Mark is doing, please pass this message on! Time is short, the auction is tomorrow night, and the first bear arrives in Trafalgar Square on the 8th of December. We aim to raise as much money as possible tomorrow night, so please tweet this, blog this or pass on this facebook link.
Many, many thanks!

You are welcome to use these images in passing the message on (but please respect the rest of my artwork and images - all are copyrighted!)

If you like to let me know in the comments section of this post, I will send a print of this painting to one 'passer - on' drawn at random on Saturday morning 9 o'clock UK time. So hurry along - only 24 hours :)


Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Beautiful image, I love the sense of longing and icy winds!

I'll follow your facebook link and spread the word :)

Danielle Barlow said...

Thankyou Cat!

Yarrow said...

Golly, that was quick! I adore this painting, longing, yes, definitely!

I'll do a link too :) but not for a print, just for a bear (you don't have to find one for me ;) )

Jennifer MacNeill said...

What an amazing painting! I hope it brings a lot of money to the cause:)

April Jarocka said...

Hi Danielle! Thanks for following me at my blog. Glad I ran into your beautiful blog which is an amazing and inspiring place to come. Your artwork is beautiful.
I've added you to my list at the Ugly Rabbit.
All the Best

Linda said...

I've posted your pic and image on the Briar rose hope it helps, if therees anything you want changed or added please let me know, Beautiful work. Lindax

artbyakiko said...

What a beautiful painting this is! It touches the heart of the viewer. Good luck!

Danielle Barlow said...

Thankyou, thankyou everyone! The auction is now over, although please continue to spread the word about the ice bear project.


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