Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Part of the community since 1891, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) currently serve more than 1,400 youth (ages six-18) per day. They offer safe places where young people can learn, grow, and succeed. BGCSF has been nationally recognized for its Citywide Arts Program. Through daily art classes, members have the chance to learn techniques, increase skill, and develop discipline in the arts. UGallery and BGCSF have partnered to create a platform where youth in the program can showcase and sell their work. Proceeds from the sale of BGCSF artwork on UGallery will help fund the Citywide Arts Program at BGCSF and instill confidence in the young artists. Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco would like to thank you for your support!

Artist and Customer Comments

commentsSelf Portrait IV (Glory) purchased this artwork. 7/30/2015 | 6:00 PM

The sketch arrived and it is more lovely in person! 7/20/2015 | 8:00 PM

Hi Glory, Your self portrait is on the way to my home. I'm very excited to see your work and I have a wall reserved to hang it! Please always keep creating! It's your gift! Mary

Water Lilies

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on back

24" h x 18" w x .5" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.


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This painting was created by Princella De Vera from Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. Princella was immediately drawn to acrylic painting, and likes exploring how paints react to one another on different surface textures.

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges.

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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