Friday, April 1, 2011

Goof ~~ Painting a Dog a Day by Kimberly Kelly Santini

"Goof (Kyle)," from The Gratitude Series, 8" square, boxer dog portrait, done in Golden Open Acrylics on Ampersand Gessobord, $399. Inquiries may come to me (and thank you!).

As with all the Gratitude paintings, proceeds of the sale of this painting will go to Kyle's host rescue group, Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue.

Kyle was picked up by animal control at a North Carolina playground when he showed up to play. When no one stepped up to claim him, Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue stepped in, since the shelter Kyle was at was an all gassing one.

In his foster home Kyle has been crate trained, house broken, and learned basic commands. He is laid back, loves to nap at one's feet, and truly adores being part of a family.

With luck, Blue Ridge will find him that family, and then, the best chapter in Kyle's story will begin. They've saved over 1500 boxers and boxer mixes in the eight years they've been operating.

Learn more about Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue (and even make a donation if you are so compelled, or sign up to foster/transport or help them in another way).

There are hundreds of similar rescue groups around the world, run by volunteers who, out of the kindness of their hearts, help write new chapters in millions of dogs' life stories.

I am so grateful for all the efforts of all the volunteers who make sacrifices in their own lives to better others'. Kyle's life was saved - but the family who adopts him will have their hearts touched for his lifetime and beyond.

Thanks in advance for sharing Kyle's story - and my artwork - with your friends and family,
Kim
LIVE PAINT !!

Tomorrow I'll be at Orion Healthy Pet on Lapeer Rd (M24) in Lake Orion from 10-3.

They are having a Customer Appreciation Day, with all sorts of special events scheduled, including a pet psychic, a dog photographer, bar-b-qs, and moi.

Oh yeah - they'll also be raffling off a Dog a Day commissioned painting.

And proceeds from all the new pet portraits booked tomorrow will be donated to the Great Dane Rescue group who will be on site for the day.

Come on by and introduce yourself, bring your dog, and enjoy the afternoon!!

Call Orion Healthy Pet for more details: 248-690-7796

1 comment:

  1. Brilliantly done! I'm taking inspiration from your painting skills.

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