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!