Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Little Burro Donkey Oil Painting by Della Burgus
This sweet little donkey was in a children's petting zoo and I just fell in love. Such a sweet and unassuming creature! Donkeys are among my favorite animals and God must like them, too, because they appear often in Scriptures. Don't you just love the irony of Balaam and his donkey - how the animal spoke the words of the Lord, while the rebellious prophet tried to do things his own way? And the equally ironic sight of the King of Kings riding into Jerusalem on a "beast of burden" rather than a mighty war horse. It is a reminder that God can use even the most unlikely creature if its heart is humble and willing to serve.
This is an oil painting on 9 x 12 stretched canvas. All the edges are painted and no staples are showing. It is available through Daily Painters, Art Helping Animals and the Chisholm Trail. I will also list it on Etsy. 10% of the sale will be donated to True Blue Animal Rescue and 10% to Children's Cup International Relief. This painting is SOLD,
Looky Looky What I Got!
For years I have been trying to find a way to safely store my finished work, especially my pastels. so they won't get smudged, smeared or torn. I have been keeping them in folders stacked against the wall in my studio, and so far so good, but it isn't an idea situation. I found this lovely display case at The Art Store, my local art supply shop, for only $5!!!! It is laminate-covered pressed board and the shelves are removable and adjustable. Many, many shelves, probably more than I will ever be able to fill, Perhaps I could build something else with the leftovers???? The store sold off some of its display furniture in order to fit into a smaller space. I was sorry to hear they have to downsize, but glad they intend to stay in business, and very glad to be able to take this off their hands. My husband agreed that he couldn't build anything like this for the price. Probably it would cost more than that for just one shelf. I am thrilled!
My husband and I have been trying to find ways to use our studio space more efficiently now that we decided to close the frame shop. It was good for us for a while, brought people into our gallery who otherwise would never have come - and so we sold paintings to people who otherwise would never have purchased original art. But now its time has passed and we need to move on. Supplies and materials have just become too difficult to find and too expensive to purchase. We put up a "Frame Shop Closed" sign in effect Oct. 1, and though we are still finishing some projects, we will not take in any more orders. The frame shop will at last become the studio/gallery we originally planned so many years ago. Which means more time for creativity and also a smaller counter, less storage place for mats and glass and more room for us to work. And my new paper storage fits perfectly with our new artistic lifestyle....