Thank you, Lisa, for starting this thread (and for the nice compliments)!!!
A few more details about me and my offer:
I'm an artist in New Orleans who paints, among other things, pet portraits. Here are couple samples of my animal work:
"The Arabian Tent", classical interpretation, 36"x48"
"Haley", Rottweiler portrait, 5"x7"
"Monarch of the Jungle", from The Butterfly Project, a show/sale of Louisiana artists' paintings on butterfly-shaped wood to benefit cancer research
I've offered to donate the proceeds (after cost) from the sale of certain commissioned horse portraits to SBR. The portraits are done in oil on either 8"x10" canvas or similarly sized wooden plaque (client choice), based on photograph(s) provided by the client.
Usually, my portraits this size sell in a gallery for $250-350; but I'm offering to do single-subject (one horse) head portraits of any rescue
in this size/material/medium for just $75 each - of which $50 from each will be donated to SBR - and of any other horse for just $100 each - of which $75 from each will be donated to SBR.
As an example, I did the 11"x14" oil portrait on wood of the wonderful SBR rescue Tanqueray and Tonic that Lisa posted here. It's still a work-in-progress, but the finished piece will be on display at SBR's Louisville Luncheon silent auction, to which I'm also donating a gift certificate for a custom horse portrait of the same materials and dimensions.
For more information or to place an order, please feel free to email me at email@example.com
SPECIAL OFFER DURING AUGUST 2010 ONLY: If you adopt one of the available treasures from Saddlebred Rescue during August 2010, I'll do a custom portrait of him or her for FREE! Check out the gorgeous future painting models for adoption on SBR's forum now!!!