My most recent pet portrait – this is Bob (short for Big ‘Ol Boy), a Mastiff. Bob is really big, and such a sweetheart. I love this perspectiveMastiff Bull Mastiff-Inspired Pet Portraits and Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin, with most of him hidden behind his big head! A visitor to the Ashland Art Center during November’s First Friday suggested the title “It Wasn’t Me” – which is just perfect for this one!

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Two of my animal paintings – “Got Mice?” and “You Looking at Me?” were noted as Meritorious Entries for this year’s Richeson 75 animal art competition! They will appear in the hard-cover book for the show.Pet Portrait Cat Painting by Dana Feagin-Inspired Pet Portraits and Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

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I was so pleased to get the announcement that “Got Mice?” won an award at the Irving Arts Wildlife Show in Texas this weekend! This painting placed second in the oil & acrylic category. I need to paint more of these fun, narrow facial portraits!

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Lisa , Sanctuary One’s Yorkshire pig, will really be laughing now! Her portrait is featured in the book “Cat Sayings: Wit and Wisdom from the Whiskered Ones”, and she’s not even a cat! Good for her!! I just ordered the book!¬† http://bookcollaborative.com/artists/dana-feagin/
lisa yorkshire pig from sanctuary one in jacksonville, or- inspired pet portraits and animal paintings in oil by Dana feagin
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Five of my Sanctuary One animal paintings are featured at the downtown Ashland Starbucks through the end of October. Today, “Ferdinand” replaced “Peeking Pekin”, which sold over the weekend! I will soon be happily writing a check to Sanctuary One, as 10% of my sales from these paintings and associated prints/cards is donated to help them with animal care and rescue.

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Pleased to have received a Special Recognition Artist designation in the 2012 Light Space Time International Animal Art Competition! Sam Dolman’s pig painting won the top prize – crazy detail on his fabulous painting!

 

www.lightspacetime.com/animals-painting-other-category/

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Check out the newest online art show for the Canine Art Guild – Puppies! I had to dig around to find my one puppy painting for entry. Be sure to vote for the People’s Choice Award! http://canineartguild.com/gallery/

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My newest painting “Cream”; she is a former blood donor cow from a veterinary school. She retired at Sanctuary One with her friend Cookies, and is also available for adoption. With her white coat, I just had to paint her with a fun & colorful¬† polka dot background – I think it suits her!

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I am pleased to be featured a second time on Man and Horse blog! Dawn Diovera visited the Ashland Art Center and Sanctuary One last summer, which resulted in my first feature. . Today I was featured in an updated post with newer paintings!

http://horseandman.com/?p=22920

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A few photos taken by my niece, Myla, during the First Friday Art Walk in Ashland. The exhibit of my Sanctuary One paintings are up until the end of the month, so if you are local and haven’t seen them, please pop by!

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