Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Animal Place's Awesome Aiden

I got a little teary eyed when I read about Aiden from Animal Place's Website:

Aiden is a "bummer lamb". In the sheep industry, ewes oftentimes give birth to twins or triplets. This is more than a normal ewe can handle and many times one of the lambs will be abandoned to die.

Such was the case with Aiden who was abandoned and rescued by someone who found him crying and near death in a field.

Aiden is very special. He rarely hangs out with sheep, preferring the goats, pigs, humans or cattle as companions. When he sees a person he knows, he'll come bounding down the hill for some attention.

Aiden's being auctioned for Animal Place HERE.


8x10 oil on Art Board

21 comments:

The Bull said...

Very interesting tale. Great job on this, the colors and textures are fantastic.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

I love the colors on this one.
Sheila, you are doing great!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Oh I had no idea. What a wonderful painting! A great way to raise funds and awareness. Your painting is a gift to us and is a wonderful tribute to the animals you work so hard to help.

suzanneberry said...

Such a great painting and a lovely story. I know in the animal world, it's survival of the fittest, but that not how we roll, thank goodness. such a great job! thank you for your wonderful comments. hugs, suz

Manon Doyle said...

Aiden is very special! Your portrait of him is terrific! I especially love the background colors@@

Edward Burton said...

Very wonderful portrait of Aiden, Sheila. Great use of negative space.

Gwen Bell said...

Love the style and texture in this. The colors in the wool are great!

Diana Marshall said...

Love the composition and the colours and his expression, super painting!

David Larson Evans said...

I like watching as you improve ,you have a nice style going here ,keep up the good work.

Art with Liz said...

Beautiful Sheila, both the story and Aiden!

sam said...

Another lovely painting Sheila, really like the yellows.

AutumnLeaves said...

Aiden is beautiful and I am so happy that someone found him before it was too late! I so love that he is a bit doggy like in his need for human attention and love! Thank you for sharing these stories, Sheila. What a great way to start my day!

Lauren Maurer said...

Awww! What a sweet sheepy!!

Nina E J said...

Aww poor sheep!! I love the fact that you dedicated a painting to him!! Beautiful! You are truly given voice to the speechless!

Carrie Griesemer said...

Love the background and colors, nice job!

artbyakiko said...

Aiden is just so sweet! I'm happy to know that he is safe now. Thank you for helping the animals. You are so special!

Dean Grey said...

How touching, Sheila!

The bright, glowing yellow background looks so hopeful!

Very fitting!

-Dean

Linda said...

Beautiful works Sheila and wonderful work for those dear animals in need. Lindax

James Parker said...

Not B-a-a-a-a-ad. Actually, very good. And a great story and cause. You shine, Sheila. p.s. And I put "Enjoy the Ride" on my upper left sidebar. Click and enjoy.

Lokelani Forrest said...

What a sad story about Aiden. I am impressed to read about your involvement with Animal Place. Love your rendering of Aiden.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

You always move me with the animal stories. I'm so glad he was saved.