Original Acrylic Painting
by Carolynn Anctil 2014
Early last month, I heard about a call for donations of original artwork for a good cause and knew that I wanted to take part.
The Richmond Animal League in Richmond Virginia will be hosting a Small Art with Big Heart Auction on February 22nd, 2014. Each canvas measures 5" x 5" and is an original work of art.
As participating artists, we were asked to create something that reflected the work of R.A.L. and their mission of saving lives: providing hope, help, and homes for animals in need.
The hardest part for me was coming up with an idea that I could translate onto a small canvas. I've never considered myself a fine artist or a painter, so after much consideration, meditation, and fretting, I decided to do something fun and slightly cartoonish. This is my first ever attempt at this style of artwork and I have to say, I'm really pleased with the result.
I'm told that there has been a very good response to their call for art and if you want to bid on one of these small canvasses, in support of animals in need, you can visit the R.A.L. website for more information.
I enjoyed this project so much, I'm thinking of creating a few similar works of art and offering them for sale. I'll keep you posted.
...now, back to shoveling snow and working on my blog header...