Friday, February 27, 2009

Equine Art Horses. Chestnut Morgan Horse.

To me horses are the personification of grace and beauty. There is a fluidity about their movements that in many ways resemble a dance. They are the freest of spirits. While they can be tamed, and many of them become our friends and working companions, somehow I suspect that deep down inside every horse is a wild mustang or filly, a part of the spirit that is theirs alone and will never belong to any man. As long as the spirit is not broken either by neglect or abuse, we are allowed to witness it every now and then - and what a privilege that is!
To see them run, their manes dancing in the wind, is to experience the full joy of life and living. May the same be said of each and every one of us!

The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound but you can not tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit. John 3:8


Oil on Stretched Canvas
11 x 14 x 3/4 inch thick
All edges painted, no staples show
May be displayed with or without a frame.


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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

White Kitty

When I was very young, I had a beautiful white cat, although I am not certain which one was the pet. Every morning she would wait for me to come to the kitchen and sit in the old rocking chair, then she would jump up and sit on my lap and wrap her "arms" around my neck. That was a long time ago, but I remember it as if it were yesterday, think of her often and miss her.
Pets provide us with so much love. Hug your cat or dog - or horse, rabbit, gerbil, or whatever is close to your heart - today.

White Kitty
by Della Burgus
Colored Pencil, 6 x 8
Matted size: 11 x 14


20% will be donated to
Tabby's Place, A Cat Sanctuary

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Equine Art White Horse at Sunset by Della Burgus

Over the hills and through the valleys I run. In rain and sunshine, daylight and moonlight, alone and with immense herds of others of my kind. I run because it reminds me that deep within my spirit I am free, no matter what my circumstances may seem. I run because I love to run, because running releases my passion for living. I run because I was created to run. What were you created to do? Are you living your passion?

I heard recently that you can spend a lifetime looking for purpose and never find it, but if you find your passion, you will bump into your purpose. One of the reason I love animals so much is their simplicity, their transparency. They unselfconsciously do what they were made to do, and never think about image or others perception. And give glory to God in their living. There is so much we can learn from them if we only open our minds and hearts.

This painting is oil on canvas stretched and wrapped over standard size (3/4 inch) stretcher bars. All the edges have been painted, and there are no staples showing. It may be hung without a frame or would look lovely in the frame of your choice.

White Horse at Sunset
Oil on Canvas
14 x 14 x 3/4 inches
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20% will be donated to
True Blue Animal Rescue
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Chickadee in Winter by Della Burgus "For the Birds" series

Dinner Guest
Oil on stretched canvas
8 x 8 x 1.5 inches

Winter in Iowa can be dreary. That is on the good days. On bad days it is stormy, miserable, and disastrous. We ask each other "Why do we live here?" The answer is usually "family ties." I have yet to figure out if that is a reason or just an excuse. My friend Sandra says "a rut is just a grave with both ends open." Ah, but if the ends are open, that means we can get out, doesn't it? Well, if we are going to go on living here, we must take joy where we can find it. So we fill feeders all over the property, so that we can help out God's beautiful little creatures, but most of all, so that we can delight in watching them. Seeing life in the midst of this desolate tundra does lift the spirit a little
Chickadees are tiny and personable, with cute little movements and lots of energy. Although I haven't taught them how to eat out of my hand, (and have no plans to at this point) they seem very friendly, don't fly away immediately when someone shows up.

This oil painting is on stretched canvas, attached at the back so that no staples show, all edges are painted. It is ready to display, without a frame.
No longer available

Monday, February 16, 2009

Magic Rabbit in a Hat by Della Burgus

Bunny in a Top Hat
by Della Burgus

Is it magic or just an illusion?

This little bunny is here to remind you that things are not always what they seem. I had been thinking that artists were not entirely unlike magicians: trying to make something appear out of nothing, to create illusions, new worlds from a flat piece of paper or canvas. Three dimensions coming out of two. So, here, for your viewing pleasure: A rabbit in a hat!

A little nonsense now and then
Is relished by the best of men.

Pastel on Richeson Premium Pastel Board, Masonite
9 x 12, matted size: 14 x 18
Frame is not included
20% of the sale will be donated to
Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dog Art by Della Burgus, Sussex Spaniel

And the Winner Is...

Sussex Spaniel
by Della Burgus
Pastel on Wallis Professional Paper
8.5 x 11.5

Stump, a wonderful ten-year-old dog, became the hero of seniors throughout America by walking away with Best in Show at Westminster Dog Show this week. What a trooper! This is not a painting of Stump, but in his honor of another dog of the same breed. I love their soft, beautiful coats, their droopy eyes, and their regal bearing. Of course, ALL DOGS are winners in my book, but I am glad to see this little guy receive a special honor this year.

This is a pastel painting on Wallis Sanded Paper, mounted on foam core board, and matted with a double white mat. Matted size is 14 x 18, to fit a standard size frame. Frame is not included.

20% donated to Old Dog Haven

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cardinal in Winter by Della Burgus

Winters in Iowa are long and cold, most days are gray and dreary. That is why God created Cardinals, and why they are able to withstand the ridiculously low temperatures and not migrate to Florida or other places south. Then He painted them (the guys, anyway) with the brightest red feathers He had. So we poor humans who somehow found ourselves in the deep freeze could endure one more day. Only God could have thought of that. And only God knows why I am still here when there are places with summer year around. Or other places with only a mild winter. But if I lived in one of those places, this would be just a pretty little bird, and not the touch of God...

Pastel on Wallis Paper, 6 x 9, matted to 11 x 14. Available through Art Helping Animals or by sending me an email.

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