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 Seeking funds to create a series of paintings that  feature  pitbulls in rescues - work will be auctioned to raise funds for rescues
Seeking funds to create a series of paintings that feature pitbulls in rescues - work will be auctioned to raise funds for rescues
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The Painted Pitbull Project is something I've been planning for quite a while now, but I've been held up by funding which is why I'm here now. The premise is pretty simple - I would like to create a series of 15 - 20 paintings that each feature a pitbull as their main subject. The portraits will be of dogs at several local dog rescues (both pitbull specific and all-breed NO KILL shelters), the finished work will then be auctioned off at a fund raising/ awareness / adoption event - with the proceeds from each piece benefiting the organization caring for it's subject - each dog generating funds for it's own shelter / rescue.
The funds I'm seeking are to cover materials, the rewards I'm offering and minimal living expenses while I create the series (approximately $200 per painting) - with this funding I could approach this project like a full-time job, which I see as the best way to make it happen. Each piece should take about a week to complete. I have sold many paintings for prices between $450-$650 and this is my target price range for this collection - essentially my goal is to turn the $5,200 I collect into at least $10,000 in revenue for the shelters. If I receive an excess of funding the money will go towards additional paintings.
While this is a portrait project, these will not be your average pet-portraits! My goal is to create beautiful, detailed paintings that have enough content and artistic merit to stand alone - I plan to use the dog as a vehicle to express emotion in a way that engages the viewer be they a dog-lover or not, and incorporate a variety of elements and environments that will give the pieces the narrative quality and symbolist interest that I try to capture in my figurative work. Basically, if I hope to create work that will sell for my target price at auction I feel it is imperative that these works be successful, fully-realized pieces of art as well as good portraits.
You can check out more of my portfolio at rebeccamoonwolfe.photoshop.com - be sure to scroll down the page as my work is separated into multiple albums.
Thank you very much for your support!!!

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    A 5"x7" print from the finished collection and a printed Thank You card - sent via snail mail

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    A signed, 8.5"x 11" limited edition print from the finished collection, a ban B.S.L. (Breed Specific Legislation) bumper sticker and a printed Thank You card - sent via snail mail

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    A signed, 11" x 14" limited edition print from the finished collection, a 5" x 7" print from the finished collection, a ban B.S.L. (Breed Specific Legislation) bumper sticker and a printed Thank You card - sent via snail mail

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    A signed 13" x 19" limited edition print from the finished collection, a signed 11" x 14" limited edition print and a 5" x 7" print from the finished collection, a ban B.S.L. (Breed Specific Legislation) bumper sticker and a printed Thank You card - sent via snail mail

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    A set of 3 signed, 13" x 19" limited edition prints from the finished collection, a set of 3 signed, 11" x 14" limited edition prints and a 5" x 7" print from the finished collection, a ban B.S.L. (Breed Specific Legislation) bumper sticker and a printed Thank You card - sent via snail mail

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    A set of 10 signed, 13" x 19" limited edition prints, a set of 3 signed, 11" x 14" limited edition prints and a set of 10 5" x 7" prints from the finished collection, a ban B.S.L. (Breed Specific Legislation) bumper sticker and a printed Thank You card - sent via snail mail

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    A custom portrait - 18" x 24" oil on canvas - of the subject of your choice plus a set of 10 signed, 13" x 19" limited edition prints, a set of 3 signed, 11" x 14" limited edition prints and a set of 10 5" x 7" prints from the finished collection, a ban B.S.L. (Breed Specific Legislation) bumper sticker and a printed Thank You card - sent via snail mail

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