Your sneak peek into the studio of Donna Ridgway, Montana artist. Updates, several times a week, art demo's of paintings in progress. Horse art, animal art, Montana landscapes. Photos of Montana, landscapes and wildlife.
You'll notice Jetty has changed colors. I looked through the photos and descriptions of the kittyies and figured out he's grey instead of creamy brown! That's the difference you can get in photos sometimes.
Jetty has only one eye. I'm going to paint him like he is. He looks like a nice friendly cat as he's standing next to a person in his photo, looking up like he loves her. I'm not finished with his portrait yet! I'll let you know as soon as the final version is here.
I wish I could take them all, but we have two rescued cats and want to be able to take good care of them, so I guess that's the limit. I'll paint pictures of them instead, and hope some nice person near Havre, Mt, can give them homes. Until then, they have a safe and happy life in the shelter.
See the Kitty Keepers website. Check out my ebay auctions where portions of the sales of paintings is going , through Mission Fish, to Kitty Keepers. I had a request to also help the shelter at Cut Bank, Mt. I'll be working with them also.
As always, thank you for stopping by. More horse art on my website.
I'm proud to be hosting a member exhibit for World Wide Women Artist's Online. WWAO. This exhibit will begin October 1. I'll be posting the link to the show when it's live. Come back to see the "Anything Animals!" show! We included all animals, pets, fish, birds....it's going to be a wonderful show! With links to all artists, websites. donna
This painting is of one of the residents of Kitty Keepers at Havre, Mt. Here's his information.
Jetty Domestic Medium Hair-gray and white, Tabby - Grey, M, Adult CN 202-1 Jetty knows one of the perils of letting your cat roam. His previous owner allowed him to and now Jetty only has one eye due to cat scratch from a cat fight. He is wonderfully warm and affectionate. Jetty would like to find a home where he could get lots of play time and exercise. Can you love him as much as he would love you? DOB 2002
I'll post more on this painting tomorrow. Donna As always, thanks for stopping by. Remember to sign up to have this blog whisked to your inbox. You can see horse art on my website.
This is Marmalade. Actually, I used my cat Scarlet for an example. She has the funniest, most adorable little face. This ACEO card is another of the Kitty Keepers Kick-Off cards. You can purchase this card for $15 and one hundred percent of that will go to Kitty Keepers. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org that you want to participate. Send your check to Kitty Keepers, their address is on their web page, right at the top. Or it's also right here, Kitty Keepers, 600 23rd Avenue West,Havre, MT 59501
Write ridgway donation on the memo, and when I hear from Penny your check has cleared, I'll send your card to you. $15 buys a bag of cat food! You gain an original artwork, which you can keep, or give to a friend or relative for a gift. After all, Christmas is coming!
This !Pet Project" is getting wheels and taking off! One of my friends in WWAO has posted this on her blog, a nice widget to the Kitty Keepers auctions! Thanks Betty! See Betty's paintings.
ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. They must be 2.5X3.5" in size. They fit into baseball card sleeves and can be stored in albums, used like coffee table books or they can be framed, or displayed on tiny easels. They're extremely fun to collect. I do hundreds of them.
If you wonder about my credibility, email Kitty Keepers and ask them if I really work with them. Or check my ebay feedback to see what 200 and some happy customers have to say about me. Purchase this aceo card with confidence and be the first to donate to !Pet Project! The kitties will thank you with all their purr-fect manners! You'll become one of their Purr-sons! :) Ok, enough with the puns...
I've been looking around for a long time to find an organization to work with, where animals would be helped by my efforts. I wanted to find a place close enough to Vaughn, that I could go there and see the organization and meet the people who ran it.
I finally found a place called Kitty Keepers, in Havre, Mt. I'm donating 30% of selected paintings to Kitty Keepers, through my ebay sales. I'll also be donating paintings outright to Kitty Keepers for raffles and fund raisers.
The reasons I chose KK were: They educate about spaying and neutering cats. They don't believe in declawing and they educate the public about how this affects cats. They do believe in good, solid, local adoptions. They provide long term homes for cats who need them.
Horses and cats have always been my favorite animals. I hope I can help to provide funds for the cats at Kitty Keepers. In this blog, I'll mention which paintings will be going to help the cats.
Your purchases of those paintings will be much appreciated. Beyond raffles and gift baskets, if you have any fund raising ideas where an artist can help an animal shelter, could you leave a comment with your idea?
I'll donate 100% of the ACEO card (2.5X3.5") at the top of this post to kick this off. Send $15 to Kitty Keepers with Ridgway donation on your check. Let me know at email@example.com when you do this. When I hear from KK they have the check, I'll mail your card to you. Their mailing address is at the top of their web page.
I have two ebay auctions going now with donations to be made through Mission Fish to Kitty Keepers. Help us help the cats! donna
I've got a little more done on this. I decided to do a landscape with clouds. Of course, once I try to do the clouds, I might change my mind. Possibly he's eating grass at the side of the trail....I have a lot of thinking to do on this one.
If you like seeing horse paintings, there are more on my website. Sign up to have this blog whisked to your inbox! Thanks for coming by. donna
Wouldn't you know it? I'm starting my next painting! I drew the horse on with pencil. Then painted over it with orange paint. I'm using acyrilics again. For some reason I'm beginning to like them.
My laptop lost it's hard drive this week, I sure miss it. This computer is slow and takes a long time to make a post. The key board is shot too. But it's working so that's a good thing. When I can, I'm going to buy a mac book.
Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to sign up to have this blog whisked to your inbox. And remember, there's more equine art on my website. Donna
I think this one is finished. It's 7X9.5. I named it Boston. I liked the transition between organic form and graphic form. It was fun to do.
More Dog Art on my website. Any painting can be purchased by emailing me at montanahorse firstname.lastname@example.org...This painting is for sale for $100. You can make me an offer on it, or trade me for something of equal value, if it's something I can use. :)
There's cow art on my website, wildlife art, and some silly critters too. Thanks for stopping by! donna
I've been building and layering colors. I like to glaze acrylics over each other to build depth and texture on a painting . My scanner doesn't scan these with anything like the bright colors they really have.
There's more dog art on my website. Don't forget to sign up to have these paintings whisked to your inbox! donna
I'm working on another Framed painting. This one of a dog. We found this little guy in either Tracy, Mt or Stockton, I'm not sure which. He was sitting along the road giving us the funniest look. I suppose he wondered why we were taking pictures of him!
You can find more dog art on my website. If you'd like to purchase any painting you see on this blog, email me at email@example.com. Don't forget to sign up to have these paintings whisked to your email box!