Sunday, April 26, 2015

Watch me paint Dancing Nathan's portraits!

Getting excited for the Bald Is Beautiful Dancing Nathan art auction? What's that? You haven't heard about it? First things first.

Meet Nathan!

Dancing Nathan is the Chinese Crested, hairless, dancing dog who brought all sorts of awesome publicity to the rescue who gave him a second chance. See his dance moves here.

And meet DawgArt!

DawgArt is the fine art brand created by Alicia VanNoy Call specializing in brightly colored pet portraits. I LOVE rescued animals, and I love the angels who work in animal rescue. I know their jobs are tough, having to deal with heart-breaking stories every day. I know that after people helping through adoption and awareness, rescues need money. That's where DawgArt comes in! I paint a portrait of a special rescued animal and we offer the painting for auction. Then the proceeds are donated to the rescue to help animals in need.

With a personality as bright as Nathan's, DawgArt and Bald is Beautiful thought my artwork would capture his vivacious spirit.

Here are his paintings, and they were so fun to make. What a personality this guy has!

Each painting is 16x20 inches, acrylic on canvas, We're going to offer both portraits for auction to raise funds for the rescued animals at Bald Is Beautiful. The paintings will be listed over on the DawgArt DailyPaintWorks Gallery. We're going to spend the week telling the world about the auction, before the paintings are available, to get everyone excited.

 Get ready for the auction by seeing how I made both portraits. Click here for the big grin, and here for the profile, or scroll down to see them embedded.

Want to know how you can help? Fans of Nathan and DawgArt, share this blog post to help spread the word. And then stay tuned for links to the auctions. See you soon!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dancing Nathan Portrait #2 is done!

Check it out! The Dancing Nathan's second pet portrait is done:

Dancing Nathan, the silly Chinese Crested hairless dog, whose dance moves have appeared on The Ellen Show, helped bring attention to his organization, Bald Is Beautiful Dog Rescue.

Now DawgArt and Bald Is Beautiful are teaming up to raise money for rescued animals! Details here.

Want to join in the fun? Tune in tomorrow to see where the paintings will be listed for auction and how you can help.

Can't wait!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Dancing Nathan Portrait #1 is done!

Great news! Dancing Nathan's first portrait is done.

Nathan, the effervescent Chinese Crested hairless dog from Bald is Beautiful Dog Rescue, made the rescue famous when his dance moves went viral.

Now DawgArt is helping them with a fundraiser. I'm making two paintings of Nathan, and we'll auction them to raise money for the rescue. See the details here.

I have another painting to finish and then you'll get a chance to bid on both! Pass the word along so we can get people excited about helping the sweet pooches with Bald is Beautiful.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Dancing Nathan Portrait Preview

DawgArt and Bald is Beautiful Dog Rescue are teaming up to bring you the happiest of fundraisers. See the details here.

I'm so excited to share the progress images for Nathan's portrait! Now, for those of you who aren't artists, I'm going to share a little secret. There's a point in every painting that I like to call the ugly middles. Here are the steps in creating a piece:

1. This blank canvas is so blank. I'm going to fill it with a great painting.
2. This painting isn't looking so great.
3. This painting is definitely not great.
4. What was I thinking?
5. Maybe it will be okay.
6. This painting is great.

So any progress images I share are going to be at some point in that process. All the steps add up to something great, but along the way, it's not quite so impressive. Enjoy the process and when it's done, you'll be able to bid on one-of-a-kind paintings of Dancing Nathan to help raise money for Bald is Beautiful Dog Rescue!