Pet Rescue Art: Pawprints and hearts is what it’s all about!
They say that if we reflect on whatever it is that dominates our time tells it will tell us what we love the most. For myself and my husband our first love is our house full of rescued pets. When I sit down to paint it is very rare that it ever occurs to me to paint something that isn’t about pet rescue. I will never get rich painting pet rescue art but it is what comes from my heart and for me it is a way I can help animals that I cannot adopt myself.
In 2013 I made up my own definition of the word rescue and it has been creeping in to my art ever since. This is an acrylic painting that I recently finished. I wanted to make a colorful but simple way to highlight what rescue is all about; an action that brings great things to rescuer and rescuee. This acrylic on canvas is 20X16 and it is highly textured. The texture in the hearts is different than the texture of the paw print. I have been having a lot of fun with modeling paste lately; texture adds such nice richness to paintings and the changes in surface allow for really cool dry brush effects to add richness to colors.
When I paint on canvas I stick with a canvas that has at least a 1.5 inch mounting board. I like the space it affords me to wrap my paintings around the canvas. I might just be a simple girl but another favorite aspect of painting on mounted canvas is that my paintings do not need framing…the cost of framing is absurd these days!
This painting is for sale at my Shop. What do you think of this one?
Here are some other creations that have been born out of my rescue definition…I guess I am a bit stuck on this concept!
These are dog tag necklaces that I sell at my shop and have used for auction items at pet rescue events to raise money for homeless animals. They are always a hit at rescue events.
These ornaments were a ton of fun to make. I made them out of paper mache hearts that I covered with illustrations from Golden Books. I have a free tutorial on how I made these ornaments on my Craft Page. There is one set for sale at my Shop.
This is one of my handmade cards for celebrating pet adoption.
If you are a rescue advocate consider following my blog for rescue news, rescue inspired art and all sorts of pet gift and craft ideas…I love creating new things for the pets and pet lovers and sharing those ideas with others! My Craft Page is full of free tutorials and my ETSY shop is full of reasonably priced gifts for the pet lover.