Animals available for adoption from the rescue will create professionally styled paintings. The paintings can be done on canvas and professionally matted and framed. These paintings are then given names reminiscent of great works of art and described as one would describe a work created by a master such as Monet, Rembrandt, Kandinsky or PAW-casso. Cite examples of shadowing, chiaroscuro, the artist’s sense of playing with light, the interesting uses of color, and the detailed ‘paw-strokes’ used.
A bio of the animal artist and a photo of the animal will be provided in a smaller frame that will accompany the artwork when sold. The paw paintings can be sold for $100 or more during the auction time or sold individually as part of an art show. Join up with the Junior League or other civic group to bring in some of their members and friends to the animal rescue event. You can co-host the show as part of their goodwill efforts to support the community. If you have an art school or studio nearby, ask them to be a sponsor of the event and assist you in framing your artwork or donating canvases and supplies. Door Prizes: One of your art pieces, an opportunity for a local artist to paint a photo of your pet for you, a sculpture of an animal, etc. Variations: Animals can also paint original works of art on t-shirts, aprons, sweatshirts, tote bags and other items. Source: Danielle, HumaneFundraising