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Regrouping in Order to do this Better!

November 5, 2010 2 comments

colorful cat face painting

I love to paint!  I love my rescue animals.  And I have discovered I love painting animals to help rescues!  I also know you love your rescue animals!  You feel passionate about saving animals.  And I also am pleased and honored to know you have enjoyed my artwork of the dogs, cats and horses!   I see a need for this kind of thing to grow and continue.

After several months of selling art on eBay and a few other outlets Save A Face was able to raise over $1,150.00 for various animal related rescues and therapies.  I realized that in order to do this right I really need to run it not as a hobby but as a business so it can sustain itself.  That way I can continue to paint what I like to paint.  People can enjoy collecting the art, the rescues can get some much needed money and this whole thing can keep moving forward.

So what I am doing is regrouping.  I am in the midst of streamlining some things in order to be more efficient and I am organizing this worthy endeavor in such a way that it can be self sustaining and have a greater reach.  So I am asking for you to bare with me while I do some nuts and bolts work behind the scenes.  My hope is to have this better situated with a well put together web site not long after the first of the year.

In the meantime I have put some artwork up on Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtbySue.  The fees are less and the price is set, unlike on eBay but this is original art- one of a kind stuff here and 20% will go to the rescue of your choice.

I am excited to show you what I have in store for you but for now I need to just get it all in place.

 

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I’ve Been in Mixed Media Kind of Mood!

September 21, 2010 Leave a comment

I had fun going back to watercolor and pastels this past week.  One thing that is good for an artist’s heart is to be able to mix things up!  That and for me at least being able to be with my family and animals.  The weather is beautiful and I am savoring this last bit of nice weahter before you- know – what.

Here’s some new art going up for bidding.

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The Rescues Started Receiving Their Donation Checks!!

August 30, 2010 3 comments

Save a Face artwork is sold by way of ebay auctions thru their Giving Works program.  MissionFish collects the donations and distributes it to the rescues.  One of the policies is to hold the funds for 45 days in case of a dispute or refund.  So the wait seemed endless for the rescues to get their money.  With a new program it is important to gain people’s trust and confidence so I was anxious to get thru this waiting period imposed by MissionFish and eBay so everyone knew I was legit and serious about this!   The rescues got their donations and will continue to get more as the artwork has been steadily selling.  Thank you!  This is one of those things that just feels good to do!  Lots of win-win-win scenarios in this as the rescues get exposure and donations, the animals in need benefit, I have a chance to get my art out to people that may not have seen it otherwise and I am staying in the black so I can continue doing more of the same.   To date Save A Face has collected over $500.00 for various rescues since I started this in June.   Maybe that’s not breaking any records but I also know that the money has been very much appreciated and as I see it- this is just the beginning.

I have some new work going up this week…. I see though I need a dog or other kind of animal to even things out a bit!  As always I appreciate it when share deserving rescues, rescue animal photos and tell others about us.  Here’s some ways to help if you like what I am doing:  (besides buy artwork)  🙂

comment here

suggest a rescue so I can add them to my link page and possibly do future artwork to benefit them

post photos of animals on our facebook wall

invite friends to the blog, twitter or facebook accounts

share rescue stories on our facebook wall or here

share the eBay links on your blogs or social media accounts

Nominate your favorite rescue and rescue animal to be a future painting

And remind people the art is in all price points– quite reasonable for original art.  I sell it my artwork for much more out of my studio or when I do commissions.

I also am offering prints and cards now too.  The ACEOs haven’t really caught on much and to be honest I don’t like working that small.   I do like the chunky gallery wrapped canvas pieces that are 5 x 5 up to 8 x 8.  They make a nice wall grouping or can be used on a table or shelf.

So let’s keep this rolling!!  Thank you for your help and support!

‘Golden Boy’ in oils

Golden Boy, a palomino and his angels

 11 x 14 Original Oil Painting on hardboard

E-bay Auction (search  Save A Face or artbysuesteiner2010 if this is expired) https://saveaface.wordpress.com/2010/06/14/golden-boy-in-oils/

I am continually amazed at the beautiful horses that find themselves in the kill pens at horse auctions.  I painted this painting I am calling Golden Boy after seeing a beautiful.. stunning actually,  pale palomino gelding at an auction in PA.   I put in a bid as a home offer… and then a mix up occurred.  By his name another person was named as his ‘home’.  I heard though he is coming to me but I haven’t heard officially.  LOL  I painted this when I still thought he was going to Florida.  Either way he is much better off than where he was.  If he shows up at my place I will post pics of him.  For now you can look (and BID) on the painting.  🙂  As I painted it I was going with a slightly abstract, colorful style and an angel image emerged so I kept it.  thats one of the things I love about this kind of painting… you let it evolve and tell YOU what it will be– very loose, free.  Many people tell me this style of painting conveys lots of energy.  I like that idea because it would make me happy if you looked at this painting and felt good.  Thats what its suppose to do. 

Take care and thanks for following and sharing links here and to the e-bay listings.  A portion of the proceeds of this piece will  go back to http://www.ac4h.com as thanks for helping this ‘golden boy’ find a new home- where ever that may be!

‘The Three Amigos’, work in progress

I got started on this painting over the weekend.  The faces of these horses is what got me started on this project.  https://saveaface.wordpress.com/2010/05/08/horse-slaughter/

horses from a 'kill pen'

The Three Amigos

work in progress oil painting

They were referred to as ‘The 3 Amigos’.  They are the face of horse slaughter.  Young, purebred, unbroke or green broke, healthy– full of potential but because of over breeding, a bad economy or just plain bad luck, 100’s of horses just like them are hauled, often long distances, in crowded, stressful conditions to Mexico or Canada to be slaughter for the horse meat market in Europe.   

My hope with this project is to give a face to the ones in need and bring awareness to the issues before them and supporting the rescues that work so hard to make a difference. 

This painting, when completed, will first be auctioned off on e-bay.   You can find my current listing by searching either Save A Face or artbysuestiener2010.  Feel free to share this link.  After the original is sold I will make archival, professional quality limited edition ACEO’s (collectible playing card sized prints) and 9 x 12 prints.

A portion of the proceeds of all artwork goes back to the designated rescue mentioned in the e-bay listing. 

I like the symbolism in this painting.  In the background will be the silohette of a horse in the light… getting out, so to speak.  That horse represents the ones that are rescued and find homes.  Right now more are lost than rescued but by increased awareness and stricter laws and regulations, less demand for horse meat and more responsible breeding we hope to turn those numbers around.    More gelding and euthansia clinics would also help.  If you have an old horse please keep in mind it is SO much kinder to humanely euthanize than to send thru an auction or sell to a horse broker. 

Consider subscribing to this blog to get updates as I continue working on this painting.

Thank you,

Sue Steiner

equine and animal artist

White Horse Studio

324 Cleveland Ave. NW

Canton, Ohio 44703

Hunter/Jumper TB Original Watercolor

This original watercolor is of a handsome thoroughbred horse.  Tb’s are said to have the ‘Look Of Eagles’ although I think in this portrait the horses eye is very kind and relaxed.  One of the things I loved about our tb mare is she was sweet as the day is long but about the most athletic horse I have ever seen.  She had a calm, thoughtful way about herself but could turn on the power when needed.  She also loved to jump!  It breaks my heart that many horses going thru the auction and ultimately head for slaughter are tbs.  The proceeds from the sale of this painting goes to CANTER, Ohio which rehomes and rescues tbs. 

This painting is framed in a unstained wood frame, matted and signed under glass.  The painting is 9 x 12 and with the matt is 11 x 14.  Please consider bidding on this piece.   If you can’t bid but want to help please share this link on social networks or direct your friends here.  I also welcome links to this site. 

Thank you and happy trails. 

Hunter Jumper Thoroughbred Horse Watercolor Painting

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330438029779&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT 

Here’s a link to the online auction.  You can also search Save A Face on e-bay or artbysuesteiner2010 

Thanks!