It's Auction Time: Ocean Blue Painting Series

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Over the summer, I made the commitment to myself to get back into painting. After a few trips that involved the ocean, I felt a particularly strong calling to it and its meaning in my life. The strokes in the paintings all reflect the movement of the ocean. If you think about the way water acts and flows, it is much like the way life works. There are calm points and rough points. Sometimes two elements crash into one another. Things drift and comes back. I find a sense of peace in relating my work and life to the sea.

When I look out into the ocean, one word has recently jumped out in my mind over and over again—connection. There is so much connection involved in the sea: person to person, place to place, our body and our minds, our spirit to the earth. I think about how this one large body of water touches the coasts of countries all over the world. The ocean brings us all together as one living and breathing earth. As I stand on one side of the Atlantic Ocean, my family stands on the other. Our spirits are carried through the waves and our bodies move with it. The ocean, and water in general, is a symbol of wholeness—an element in life that brings us all back to a natural, refreshing state.

There is simplicity in finding inspiration in the ocean. Anyone who grew up near the coast knows its powers. It has a way of healing the soul and making you feel refreshed. For me, my five senses feel alive by the sea. The light glistens on the deep blue surface, the air smells and taste of salt, there’s the sound of the waves hitting the shore and the birds circling above, the sands slightly indents from our movements as we walk alongside the changing tides, and we feel our bodies floating, carried along with the waves. And even when we get home, we can still feel the water moving our bodies. My favorite feeling is going to bed after a long day at the beach. You close your eyes, feel like you are still in the ocean, and relax to the rocking of the waves. And like that movement that follows me back home, I allowed the inspiration from the ocean to come back with me into my studio when creating the Ocean Blue series. It comes from a place deep in my soul.

These paintings have helped me transform back into the artist I once was and allow my artistic roots to shine through. They proved to me that you can take these leaps and push yourself to be better, to work harder, to create out of passion and love. It is important to me that while I have such a strong connect to this series, that they go to homes that not only call for the ocean like I do, but also I want them to hang as a reminder of what we are capable in life. We are all here for a purpose and whatever that purpose may be, strive to make it a good life. So with that said, we are happy to announce that we are hosting an Instagram Auction starting tomorrow and ending Saturday highlighting the four remaining pieces we have from the series.


INSTAGRAM AUCTION DETAILS

the paintings

We have a total four paintings from the series that we will be auctioning off. All were painted by me (Brittany Fabello) using acrylic paint on natural canvas. Each painting is unique and we have details for each below matched up with a picture of the painting so you can know exactly what you are bidding on.

the Schedule

We will be kicking off this auction on Tuesday, 2 November 2015. Each day at 3:00pm GMT (10:00am EST) a new painting will be revealed going from smallest to largest of the series. Bidding will continue on every painting until Saturday, 7 November 2015 at 3:00pm GMT. This means some paintings will have a long open bid time, and others will have only a day so be quick to stay on the painting your heart is after!

how the Bidding works

Bidding is open to US, EU, and Canadian residents. Once the bid is open, you will comment under the picture of your desired painting with your bid and email. We ask that everyone bid in increments of $5.00. If you are not the first bidder, you must tag the last bidder in your comment so they know they have been outbid. Examples:

FIRST BIDDER: "seaofatlas $25 hello@seaofatlas.com"

FOLLOWING BIDDERS:  "brittfabello @seaofatlas $30 brittany.fabello@gmail.com"

Once the bidding is closed, we will announce all the winners by the end of the day on Saturday, 7 November. On Monday, 9 November 2015, we will be in touch through the provided email with details. Shipping will be free and all final invoices must be paid via Etsy or PayPal.


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Tuesday, 3 November

Ocean Blue FOur

+ Created in London, UK in July of 2015
+ 40 x 40 cm (15.5 x 15.5 in)
+ Stretched 100% natural linen canvas
+ Deep 38 mm edge (1.5 in)

Starting bid $75 (Originally $460)


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Wednesday, 4 November

Ocean Blue Five

+ Created in London, UK in July of 2015
+ 50 x 70 cm (19.6 x 27.5 in)
+ Stretched 100% natural linen canvas
+ Deep 38 mm edge (1.5 in)

Starting bid $100 (Originally $618)


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Thursday, 5 November

Ocean Blue Two

+ Created in London, UK in July of 2015
+ 60 x 90 cm (23.6 x 35.4 in)
+ Stretched 100% natural linen canvas
+ Deep 38 mm edge (1.5 in)

Starting bid $125 (Originally $773)


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Friday, 6 November

Ocean Blue Three

+ Created in London, UK in July of 2015
+ 60 x 90 cm (23.6 x 35.4 in)
+ Stretched 100% natural linen canvas
+ Deep 38 mm edge (1.5 in)

Starting bid $125 (Originally $773)


Please join us on Tuesday, 3 November 2015 at 3:00pm GMT (10:00 EST), for our Ocean Blue Painting Series Auction. We are excited to get this rolling and have you all there to share the love of the ocean with us!