Saturday, January 7, 2012

Frank and Animal Place

"Frank"
8x10 oil on canvas
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I wanted to start out my New Year with another contribution to one of my favorite charities, Animal Place. It is a beautiful sanctuary for farm animals. I've posted paintings of some of their lambs, sheep and roosters but Frank is my first pot bellied pig. He came to them in 2004. He was a victim of a neglect case in Southern California. A man started out with six pigs but in two years ended up with over 300 in less than an acre of land. Now Frank frolics in the beautiful hillsides of Gold Country's 600 acres of Animal Place Sanctuary along with his friends of cows, bulls, chickens, goats and sheep. All profits from this sale go directly to Animal Place to support their wonderful work.

9 comments:

Sandy Sandy said...

I love Frank, the story and the Van Gogh influence here Sheila!

Bonnie Heather said...

I love your vivid brush stokes. i hope to put more of that into my work.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Sheila, You are so so good hearted. I'm thinking about doing something similar to your art for animals with my local shelter.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and luring me over here.
We get lost in the vastness of the blogosphere!
Happy New Year girl!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Great pig painting! I especially like the VanGogh type sky. Very creative Sheila.

Vern Schwarz said...

Cool painting Sheila. Hope all is well with you.

Dean H. said...

I really like how you showed his form through using those great darks, Sheila!
A very good cause.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I LOVE Frank! You just crack yourself wide open and allow your heart to show. You are beautiful, inside and out.

David Larson Evans said...

Looks great, how did I miss Frank

sam said...

Awesome! Love those brushstrokes, and I like the background-a bit of Van Gogh 'starry night' influence?