Animals Take Over Pangea, October 25 – December 6, 2011!

Eleven of my newer paintings are featured at Pangea (272 East Main Street, Ashland) until early December. Stop in and take a peek – “Pearl on Lavender”, the  Gamblin Award for Excellence winner at the Irving Art Association National Fine Art Competition last month, is there, as is my newest painting – “Got Mice?” – but you have to look closely as this one is perched high on a shelf overlooking the restaurant!

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Wrigley, a Rescue Horse

This is a painting of Wrigley. He was rescued from a truck carrying young horses born to Premarin mares to their death. He now lives in Ashland, and was trained as a riding horse by an artist friend’s daughter for her senior project at Ashland High School. He is so beautiful, it’s hard to believe he was going to be euthanized. Many other young horses on the same truck were not so fortunate.

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A Surprise Gift….

This painting was a commission and a surprise holiday gift. I am shipping it off  tomorrow to it’s new home, where it will be well hidden and hopefully not discovered for a few more months…..so fun! Oh, and I did get permission to post this one – no one who recognizes this cat is allowed to post comments or the surprise might be spoiled :)

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Dots & Daisy!

This painting was finished on First Friday at the Ashland Art Center this month. The painting of the dog was done well before, but the polka dots giving perspective to the piece took a lot longer than I anticipated. The dog was painted from a cute hound dog photo I found on a copyright-free website, and as I was painstakingly painting the polka dots a friend said the dog looked like hers – Daisy – so, I named it Dots and Daisy! A photographer from the Chamber of Commerce photographed me painting that night and said it might show up on their website – I’ll have to take a look……

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“Pearl on Lavender” wins Gamblin Award of Excellence at “Unconditional Love” Fine Art Pet Portrait Show in Texas

My painting of Pearl, a Sanctuary One rescue cat, won the Gamblin Award this weekend at the Irving Art Association’s “Unconditional Love” National Fine Art Pet Portrait Show!

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Unconditional Love – National Juried Fine Art Pet Portrait Exhibit – Irving, TX – August 29 – September 22, 2011

Three of my paintings were accepted into this wonderful show featuring pet portraits in a variety of art mediums. The artist reception is on Sunday, September 11 from 2-4 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Drive, Irving, Texas and the show runs from August 29 – September 22. The  Jaycee Park Cener for the Arts is open Sunday/Monday/Wednesday from 1-4PM and Tuesdays/Thursdays from 10:30 – 3PM. If you are in the area, stop in and see the show. I will be attending the artist reception on the 11th.

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Tucker – My Shih Tzu

This is a fun painting of one of my own dogs, Tucker. He always perches himself up high on the sofa so he can see out the front window. I think he looks like a king, so I painted the sofa red.

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The Elusive Horse Painting – Chance – Sanctuary One Horse

Finally, a photo of the Sanctuary One horse painting of Chance. This painting was inspired by a photograph taken by a sanctuary photographer and I love the perspective! More of his body is visible in the photo, but I just had to crop in close and focus on his sweet and funny face – just look at those nostrils!

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A Just For Fun Painting….

After finishing up a few dog commissions, I wanted to paint something silly – and a friend at the art  center had just finished a pastel painting of a goldfish, which looked like fun..so she loaned me her reference photo. I changed up his colors a bit, but his google-eyes made me laugh.What???

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Featured Animal Artist on Horse and Man Blog (www.horseandman.com)

A great surprise for a Sunday morning – I was featured in a blog post by Dawn Diovera of Horse and Man. She and her family visited my studio at the Ashland Art Center while they were in Southern Oregon on vacation – and they also visited Sanctuary One! Here is the direct link to that blog http://horseandman.com/?p=18292Dana Feagin, pet portrait, artist, ashland, pacific northwest, cow painting, dog painting, oil

 


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