Friday, 6 April 2012

Art for Animals...



One of the charities I support is VIVA!UK (Vegetarians International Voice for Animals) and a while back I was browsing around their website when I found a section called Art for Animals which is where artists offer a percentage from the sale of any artwork made via VIVA!UK. 

I contacted them and asked if my work might be suitable for this project as it seemed like a perfect way for me to contribute to a cause that I feel so strongly about. 

I got a reply yesterday to say yes and so I've sent off a bio on why I support VIVA! UK and with some samples of my art work. I'm not sure how long it will take to see my link up on their website but I'm looking forward to collaborating with them and hopefully be able to make some donations if I sell any artwork for them.  

With that in mind, I did some more on the horse's eye piece I've been working on.  It's still very much a work in progress and I apologise for the poor quality photos but I was too lazy to go get my decent camera so just used the one on my tab.


Photo courtesy of Carrie Layne Mashon on Paint My Photo.ning.com

I'm using a little artistic licence with my painting as I decided to remove the horse you can see reflected on the left of the eye and I don't want the person reflected to be holding a camera but rather for it to be slightly ambiguous in intent - you know, does the person mean to harm or befriend the horse.  I'm thinking of calling the piece 'In you I trust'.

Anyway, it's Easter - yay - which means 3 days off work and as we aren't going away on any mini-trips this time, I plan to spend a whole lot of my time in my art studio to hopefully get this piece finished and perhaps some others started.  Happy Easter folks and don't forget to pop over to Paint Party Friday where the number of party-goers just keeps on growing!

30 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your news Pointy Pix thats great. Loving your horses eye, so much depth and quality. Happy PPF and have a blessed Easter, Annette x

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  2. Congrats on your news and for pushing your work out there... they would be lucky to have you linking up I reckon... loving the horses eye.. looking amazing... ...hope you have a happy and safe Easter and get showered with chocolate...xx

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  3. Many congratulations for a worthy cause. Your painting is beautiful and I love the photo that you used as a reference,too.

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  4. how exciting and good for you!I love this painting of the reflection is the horses eye, have a wonderful long weekend!

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  5. You are doing amazing and original work. I LOVE closeup shots (you know that) and the horse painting is just awesome! I'm excited for you...and all the places your talent will take you.

    Happy Weekend, gf! :)

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  6. Wonderful news for you and awesome painting ~ Wow! ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  7. Congratulations on your great news. This is a very interesting painting. Great perspective! I hope you have a great Easter.

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  8. Wow!! He is progressing beautifully!. I think that ambiguity is a good call. And your artwork would be perfect for such an organization!

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  9. Gosh, this is fabulous! Happy Easter!

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  10. Wow.. Nice job. Thats got to be hard doing pointilism. You do it so well. Happy PPF.

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  11. This is coming out sooooo fantastic! I can't believe the incredible detail. I could envision another painting like it with a reflection of another horse looking at the one you are painting. That would be cool too.
    Artistic license is the name of the game, right? Congrats on being accepted to the organization's web site. It's a great cause. Happy Easter and PPF! :-)

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  12. Congratulations Pointy Pix. It is a good cause. Wow, your latest painting is really coming to life, just awesome. By the way, I love your latest profile picture with you and your awesome family pet members. !! Way to go! Happy Easter and PPF!

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  13. Fantastic painting! I'm glad you put in the remark you did. I was trying my best to decide if that person was a friend or a foe to the horse.

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  14. This is wonderful. Funnily enough I've been doing some research on eye reflections for my eCourse. You did such a good job with this.

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  15. I love your cause. Great for you!! Great painting. Looking forward to seeing it complete. Happy PPF

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  16. Congratulations on the resounding yes from Art for Animals!!
    I love your new WIP of the horse eye and reflection...beautiful and powerful.
    Isn't artistic license the best?! :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  17. Amazing piece! I look forward to seeing it finished. Have a wonderful long weekend in your studio. Happy Easter! Helen @ Natures Walk

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  18. Wonderful to see Artists doing amazing work to help the world be a better place!!!! love your latest painting!!!!

    Wishing you and yours a Blessed Easter.....

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  19. Art for Animals is new to me, kudos for you contacting them and collaborating, that's very cool!
    Awesome painting! Happy Easter and happy PPF!

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  20. Congrats for collaborating with Art for Animals!! Your painting is amazing. Happy Easter Holidays!!

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  21. Wonderful interpretation of the horses eye reflection! I too donate a percentage of my sale proceeds to animal causes, mostly to rescue shelters across the United States to hopefully save as many animal lives as possible. A lot of times I'll donate to keep a dog or kitty alive (Not euthanized) for a longer time period so there is more hope for adoption. SO glad to see some one else arting for animals!!

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  22. What a great title for your new piece! It's just perfect! And it looks like it's going to be a lovely one too. Such a lovely subject :0)

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  23. Wow this is so cool the way you did the reflection in the horse's eye! Brilliant work! Great job on the charity work too! Deb

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  24. Congrats on getting accepted by VIVA, what a perfect way to use your gift to help out the cause. Your new piece is going to be great.

    Hope you have a happy holiday and get lots of painting done.

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  25. SO fabulous of you to take a stand for something you care so much about! Awesome painting.

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  26. That sounds like a wonderful project and just perfect for you. Your painting is amazing!

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  27. Oh my goodness. Your painting is amazing. I just love this...

    Linda~

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  28. Happy Easter. Why do you get 3 days off? We don't get any days off. Grrrr. Your painting is great and congratulations on Viva UK!

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  29. Congratulations on your news! This is a wonderful painting! I love your interpretation of the reflection. Truly inspiring work! :)

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