Animal art

Dana’s November 2015 Newsletter

Click on the image below to read my latest newsletter. If you are not currently on my mailing list, you can join on my website home page, or sign up through the upper left tab when you click into the November issue.

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Dana Feagin’s Recent Newsletter Links

Over the summer, I committed to doing a monthly newsletter. After struggling with MailChimp, I gave up on the auto feed for a post onto my website. Below are the first four newsletters. Just click on the images below and you will be connected to the newsletter for that month. My November newsletter will be coming out in the next two weeks. If you haven’t signed up for my newsletter, you can sign up through the home page of my website – or just use the contact page and let me know you want to be added to my list!



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The Many Faces of Pookie, Zeus and Zena are Finished – Inspired Pet Portraits & Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

The completed paintings of Pookie, Zeus and Zena are soon to be headed down to California! They are part of the “Limitless Love” project, which is now a 501(C)(3) – for a traveling museum show featuring artwork of Pookie, Zeus and Zena. Admission fees to the show will be donated to an animal charity. These sweet dogs are being memorialized in a wide variety of art forms and styles by over 100 artists in the US and Europe – paintings, drawings, Legos, animation, etc. My commission was to capture Pookie, Zeus, and Zena’s expressions, in a collection of whimsical 10 x 10 inch portraits. Some of the photos I was working with were quite blurry, and the coloring in each dog changed quite a bit as the dogs aged. That made this a much bigger challenge than I anticipated,  as I needed to get the same level of detail across all of the paintings and the colors/age of the dogs looking consistent across the paintings for each dog – something to keep in mind for future projects!Final_TheManyFacesofPookieZeus&Zena

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Last Week for Ashland Community Hospital Animal Art – Inspired Pet Portraits and Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

It will feel a bit sad to take these Sanctuary One paintings, and the Doxie painting, down from the main reception and waiting area at Ashland Community Hospital next week. My husband works at the hospital and walks past them several times a day, so I hear that there are often small kids with their parents looking at the sweet animal faces and commenting on them.  The paintings will be split up and move back to my home studio, the Ashland Art Center, and to Starbucks on the south side of Ashland in early June.  Greeting cards and magnets with these images will still be available at the hospital upstairs in the outpatient waiting area.













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“Flower Girl”, New Painting by Dana Feagin – Inspired Pet Portraits and Animal Paintings in Oil

After a bit of a mishap with the yellow background paint, this one is finally finished today – just waiting for the paint to dry so it can be imaged. The painting is based on a beautiful photo taken at a friend’s wedding by Justine Johnson Photograph. Thank you Cathy Connor and Justine Johnson, for allowing me to use this photo as a reference for my painting! Initially I wasn’t planning to include the flowers around Sophie’s neck, but an artist friend encouraged me. At times I though it would take longer to get the flowers looking right, than the overall painting of Sophie – but in the end, I am happy with the result. This one is titled “Flower Girl” and will be entered into the Irving Arts Assocation Fine Art Pet Portrait competition in September. Wish me luck!
















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“It’s A Dog’s Life” Canine Art Guild 17th Online Show – Inspired Pet Portraits & Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

I made the deadline this go around, for the next online  Canine Art Guild Show – “It’s A Dog’s Life”. Take a peek at the wonderful dog art – and vote for the people’s choice award! Included in the mix are my paintings of Bob (Big ‘ol Boy)  – It Wasn’t Me – pictured below, Fleur de Lab (which is looking oddly dark online, even though he is a black lab), and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – Roxy Heart. Here is the link to the show:





















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Sanctuary One Paintings at Starbucks, Downtown Ashland, August – October 2012

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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Special Recognition Artist – 2012 Light Space Time International Animal Art Competition

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!

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My Newest Sanctuary One Painting “Cream”

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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