Sunday, April 14, 2013

Oil Painting of Quito

Our dear friends and missionaries in Ecuador, The Pineiros Family, donated this amazing painting for us to auction to raise money for our adoption expenses. The painting is a 25.5" X 40" original oil on canvas. It is a painting of Historic Downtown Quito. You can see the beautiful mountains and snowcapped volcano in the background. The pictures do not do this painting justice. It really is beautiful and full of detail. 

Here is the sweet story of the painting from Denise: "It's oil and canvas from a pretty well known artist in Quito. Every Sunday, there's a park where the artists take their work, and display it. The park is called El Ejido. When we went to find it, we had a budget of what we could spend on the painting. We fell in love with this one, but it was slightly out of our price range. When the man displaying the paintings heard M's story, he pulled out the amount of the difference from his own pocket and added it to our cash. He said "this is for love, this is for M."

The bidding will begin at $100.00. The auction will run from now until April 22, 2013 at 9:00 pm. To bid on the painting, you can comment on this blog post. If you have trouble commenting, you can email me privately. If the winning bidder needs the painting shipped, the bidder will pay the shipping charges. 

Added Bonus: We were recently awarded a matching grant from Brittany's Hope. The winning bidder can make the donation check for the winning bid to Brittany's Hope and it will be Tax Deductible!!!!

Thank you so much for helping us bring of son home!! 


  1. It is a very beautiful painting. I remember that view from our trip.

  2. I'll start the bidding at $100.

  3. Replies
    1. The above bid was really from Stephanie--I guess I was logged in as my daughter Allie, but I didn't volunteer her funds :)

  4. Stephanie, I am so excited for you. You are going to love and enjoy this beautiful painting. You can feel and see yourself in Quito....a city we all love in our heart of hearts.
    Love and Blessings to you and your family.

  5. Hi Stephanie!

    Just want to let you know that I sent you a message via facebook bout shipping the painting to you.

    Thank you sooooo much for bidding on this beautiful painting!
    Jennifer :)