another dog painting, and art on the bus
I dropped off this small (6"x6") painting (Two Dogs: October
) at the Eau Claire (WI) Area Humane Association today for their fund raiser auction
. I don't do a lot of donations of art, but this cause appeals to me--and I really can't pass up an excuse to paint dogs.
Below is a shot of my contribution to the current Art On the Bus display, a project of my friend Paula Gorski
, who for several years has been organizing shows of adult and children's art for the city buses of Eau Claire (WI.) The theme for this bus was photos of animals, and my choices were a frog, butterfly, some other insect, my dog (not visible, behind the pole) and a very sweet cat we had that was lost last year.
Both of these projects were small but refreshing detours from my main work. It also feels good to contribute something to the community other than through the usual art venues. (I love the idea of people getting on the bus and seeing photos or kids' paintings rather than the usual ads. )