Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Two New Paintings Donated to Art Auction

A local town has been raising funds to build their own dog park for at least a few years now. And for a while I would drive by the fundraising thermometer -- you know the kind that gets painted in with red as the money accumulates. This one was shaped like a dog bone (cute, right?), but the red paint wasn't rising much.

Although I am not a dog owner and would be better described as a cat person, I do like dogs, just other people's dogs. For myself I find them to be too high maintenance. All the more reason they need a park in which to run and play. So, I did a little research and found that the dog park actually had a committee and the committee actually had a face book group. I joined the group and offered the suggestion of holding an art auction as a fundraiser.

A dozen or so e-mails later and that auction is happening with me as a donor. I didn't have time to do anything beyond give some advice and some artwork, but with my tiny suggestion, the committee is hoping to gather the last bit of money needed to get underway in the actual building of the park. They already have the land, a plan, and some additional financial backing.

The "Artful Dogger" art auction is taking place this coming Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Danvers Art Association. Beginning at 7:00pm $5.00 at the door gets you in, and then the silent auction goes until around 9:00pm.

My artistic contribution to the event is a pair of companion paintings. These two paintings are 6-inches square and are painted in oil on oak. They have enough depth to stand on their own on a shelf. I envision them as bookends of a sort.

"Walk?" 6 x 6" oil on prepared oak, Copyright Margaurita Spear, April 2013

"Bacon?" 6 x 6" oil on prepared oak, Copyright Margaurita Spear, April 2013