Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Home On The Range


Home On The Range - SOLD
8" x 10" Oil

I was recently asked by a woman who owns three of my paintings if I would donate a piece for a fundraiser.  She is the founder of this fundraiser/event, The Family afFaire, which feeds The Grace Fund, an affiliate fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, an organization that helps people with MS, ALS, or spinal cord injuries.  In 6 years this group has raised $600,000.00!  I thought it was such a worthy event and donated "Home On The Range."  Cows seemed an appropriate family painting.  I'm thrilled that the piece sold and that I was able to help out.

Yesterday I went to Summerland Gardens, where my work is shown, to change out a painting.  I found out that I'd sold three paintings the day before to a friend of the above mentioned woman!  The donation was truly worth it, both financially and emotionally.  I know that as artists we're asked to donate paintings to causes.  I've read several posts where people ponder this.   As a daily painter, I have unsold pieces in my studio and have made donations.  As with all donations, whether of money, paintings, time, I think that it's a personal choice.

12 comments:

Marie Theron said...

Congratulations with all your sales, Pam! And the cattle painting went to a wonderful cause. I am surprised at the lively art market over there!

Kathy Cousart said...

Beautiful painting and can see why it sold-love cow paintings and a great choice. It was very generous of you to help out a great cause. Congrats on finding out three paintings sold too! Sounds like you have had a wonderful time!

Natalie Italiano said...

Congratulations, Pam.

Dana Cooper said...

Congrats on all your success Pam!

Pam Holnback said...

Marie, Thank you! Believe me, sales are not always like this! I wish!

Thank you Kathy, I had a great week!

Natalie, Thank you!

Dana. Thanks so much! Were only it like this every week, or at least every other!

hmuxo said...

Pam, first...Congratulations of the sale of your paintings. Well deserved.!! Second...you are so generous to donate to such a wonderful cause. BRAVO!.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Congrats on the sales. What goes around comes around! Charity, abundance and gratitude go hand in hand. Beautiful, sweet painting!!!!

Fay Terry said...

The cow painting is beautiful and you donated to a great cause.(my best friend has MS). You have a very positive attitude and it is so nice that you also sold three paintings.

Amy Hillenbrand said...

Glad to hear you sold your pieces. It feels good doesn't it? I really like the cow painting, it has such a friendly appeal to it.

AutumnLeaves said...

Just a beautiful piece, Pam. I love the sense of freedom in this one (I'm not sure how to express the why of that sentiment, but it is what it is). I think I always am reminded of the days from before the settlements of all the land and the animals roamed freely.

Cobalt Violet said...

Fantastic! Congrats!
I've donated for auction for the children's cancer center in my home town. I agree ... feels great!

lovely work!

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you so much Hilda. There are so many needy people, it does feel good to help.

Debbi. thank you. Yes, those three do go hand in hand.

Thanks so much Fay. Many of us have friends and family with these disabilities.

Amy. thanks so much. I do think this painting does have a friendly feeling.

Thank you Sherry. There still are place here that have that unsettled feeling.

Thanks so much Violet!