"Peeking," 12" square, portrait of two Cairn Terriers, done in Golden Open Acrylics on Ampersand Gessobord, $649 unframed, with proceeds earmarked for Col Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue. Or, you can take your chances by waiting to purchase "Peeking" at my summer exhibition ("Happily Ever Afters" at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary), where the painting will be exquisitly framed and available for $749. Inquiries (including booking your own pet portrait, from miniature size [4" x 4"] to larger than life) may always come to me.
"Peeking" stars puppy mill mamas Nealie and Kipper, the same two sweeties that inspired last week's "Lazing Around." My client gave her blessing for a second painting to benefit animal rescue (THANK YOU!!), and I wasted no time at all getting to work.
I have been feverishly painting for "Happily Ever Afters" and continue to collect faces and stories of rescued companion animals. At this stage I am specifically looking for more unusual types - equines, rabbits, ferrets and other less commonly found pets. Although dogs and kitties are always welcome too.
"Happily Ever Afters" is in invitational solo show I will hang at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in August 2010. The show will highlight rescued animals, with at least two dozen new paintings partnered with stories of triumph and spirit. The exhibition will also include an interactive guest book so that visitors can add their own stories and reactions to the installation.
Please let me know if you are interested in sharing your rescue experiences; all that is necessary is the time involved in sharing your story and collecting non-flash photographs. Your pets - my muses - would join the most excellent company of Nealie and Kipper and a host of other equally dear souls.
Thanks, as always, for looking at - and sharing - my artwork with your friends and family.
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