Monday, October 20, 2014


"Daisies"
2" x 2" 
Oil on Miniature Canvas.

Painting extremely tiny paintings is my latest challenge.
This one was painted using oils on a cute little canvas.
$35.00 plus shipping
25% of proceeds to be donated to Old Dog Haven


Friday, June 01, 2012

New Violano Painting: Say Cheese- Curious Mice for Old Dog Haven


"Say Cheese!"
SM Violano
Oil on archival board

8" x 8"

There is a cabin in upstate New York that was built in the 1700's. It belonged to the family of a famous American writer in the 1800's and has been in the family of a good friend for a few generations now. He and his friends will often go to the cabin and enjoy living a simple life without electricity and hot water. They enjoy nature, which sometimes will come in and visit them.  He sent me several photographs of these "Cabin Guests" and I was delighted by his stories of how they entertained him.

This painting has taken me over a year. I wanted it to be special and reflect both the quaint nature of the old colonial cabin and the inquisitive and gentle nature of the tiny visitors. The feather quill pen and fountain pen show the progression of time as the camera reflects memories captured that become history just like the cabin. The flowers and mice show how nature can make us smile.




50% of the proceeds from this painting will be donated to Old Dog Haven- a rescue that helps abandoned old dogs find loving homes.

Price: $195.
See Art Helping Animals website for link!
http://ArtHelpingAnimals.com

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Halloweenies Summer- Poor pup cannot go out to play. SM Violano




"Summer Delay"
Stella Violano
8" x 8" Oil On Archival Board

This poor pup cannot go play in the lake because he was ill. But happily it looks like his nurse will soon be letting him up to play! Just in time since summer is dwindling.

Hoping you are all having a peaceful and memorable summer!

$139.00 + $8.00 shipping
20% to be donated
to
Old Dog Haven


SOLD

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Barn Wall Bird Nest Key Violano for TBAR


Chickadee Bird Nest Eggs Violano Flowers Still Life in Oil




Chickadee Bird Nest Eggs Violano Flowers Still Life in Oil, painting by Art Helping Animals


"The Barn Wall"
SM Violano
5" x 7" Oil on Linen


About This Painting:
This painting is listed with 20% to help TBar Horse Rescue. It is an oil painting of a barn wall where a chickadee has made itself at home. Please Help Homeless Pets!

*SORRY ABOUT THE BAD PHOTO*
We are having quite a storm here and getting a good shot was difficult.
Please feel free to email me for a better image.

Media: Oil on stretched Linen
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
SOLD








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Friday, February 18, 2011

What was on the easel.. A gift for Ryan.

"Ryan's Desk"
Oil on Stretched Linen
11" x 14"
Sometimes you meet people in life who are just plain awesome.  Such is the case with Ryan who has helped me with everything technical from iPhone, web site creation, php and ssd drives. He has helped with Art Helping Animals technical stuff and even assembled my newest computer.

This painting is a thank you to a person who does not take money from friends. It depicts his favorite things:  a black cat that was a favorite pet, a bottle of Old English beer, a chinchilla and an electronic robot mouse that follows a beam of light. (a kit he recommended for our daughter that was a big hit) The cheese and crackers are a favorite snack and the chinchilla has already raided them.

So what is on the easel now?
I am painting weenies. :D

Catch you all again in a few days. In the meantime feel free to comment below.







Sunday, November 28, 2010

New Release! Christmas Weenies! Snowman Dachshunds at play! SM Violano


Christmas Halloweenies! Snowman Dachshund Dogs in Snow! SM Violano, painting by SM Violano
"The Final Snowman Touch- the Hat"

About This Painting:
The first Christmas Weenie painting of 2010. I have one more I hope to finish in time for Christmas Delivery.

Media: Oil on archival board
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $99 USD
How to Purchase:
SOLD

Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Happy Halloweenies! 2010 oil painting of Dachshund dogs by SM Violano


Happy Halloweenies!  2010 oil painting of Dachshund dogs by SM Violano, painting by Art Helping Animals
About This Painting:

Due to family illness this will be the only Happy Halloweenie painting this year.
But if purchased by the 24th I guarantee Halloween Delivery! :D 
25% to OLD DOG HAVEN!

Media: Oil on Board
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
Price: $99 USD
How to Purchase:
SOLD

Friday, December 04, 2009

"Blue Danube" Cat Painting by SM Violano

The Bluefly and Kitten, Violano Oil Painting Cat Fruit Blue Danube
The Bluefly and Kitten, Violano Oil Painting Cat Fruit Blue Danube, painting by SM Violano
"Blue Danube"
SM Violano
12" x 9"
Oil on Stretched Linen 1.5" painted sides

About This Painting:
SOLD

Scraggs is homeless- please check out this beautiful feline over "here"
If you cannot adopt perhaps you might be able to send a small donation to Granite Hills Animal Care help defer the costs of rescue.

On Exhibit with 100% to benefit animals in need

Monday, October 05, 2009

Happy Halloweenies! Dachshund Dogs Chariot Dogs Violano

Happy Halloweenies!!

Happy Halloweenies Dachshund Dogs Halloween Alice Queen of Hearts Catapillar, painting by SM Violano

About This Painting:
It would not be Halloween without at least one Happy Halloweenie painting. This will likely be the only one I get to this year. 20% to Old Dog Haven

Media: OIL ON BOARD
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
Price: $129 USD Free Shipping!

How to Purchase:

SOLD

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Golden Retriever Dog Cat Kitten Pansy Flower Violano Bee

Golden Retriever Dog Cat Kitten Pansy Flower Violano Bee
Golden Retriever Dog Cat Kitten Pansy Flower Violano Bee, painting by SM Violano
"Garden Friends"
9" x 12"
Oil on Board
SM Violano


About This Painting:
This painting is offered with 20% to benefit Tabby's Place- a Cat Sanctuary. It features a Golden Retriever and cat, two bees and flowers.

LAY AWAY AVAILABLE- Email for terms.

Media: Oil on Board
Size: 9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $239 USD

How to Purchase:

SOLD

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tucker- Painting of a homeless dog seeking a home SM Violano

Seeking his forever home- Tucker SM Violano
Seeking his forever home- Tucker SM Violano, painting by SM Violano

"Seeking a Forever Home"
6" x 6"
Oil on Board
SM Violano


About This Painting and the model:
Tucker is a 1-2 year old blue brindle male Pit Bull. He was a stray taken to a shelter where he was to be euthanized because of his breed.


20% to rescue that saved him http://www.bamabully.org
Please consider adopting him!

From the Bama Bullies Rescue site:

Tucker has beautiful, expressive eyes that match his coat perfectly. He now lives in a foster home with 3 other dogs, 2 cats and a ferret, a guinea pig and a gerbil- and he gets along well with all of them. He loves to run and play and loves his toys and to play tug of war. He is a mid energy level dog. He likes to run a few laps around the yard but always settles down on his own to chew on a stick or comes back when he is called. He is often playful inside but rarely rowdy. Tucker is a bit of a toy thief so he would not do well in a home with another dog that does not like to share toys.

Tucker can be a bit shy and fearful at first, especially with larger dogs but quickly warms up. He would do best in a home with someone that understands what he has been through and is willing and able work with him on increasing his confidence and learning that no one will ever treat him badly again.



Media: Oil on Board
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)

SOLD


Wonderful News!

I just learned that Tucker may have found a FOREVER HOME!





Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Orson- the Homeless Dalmatian by SM Violano


"The Feast"
SM Violano
5" x 7" Oil on Board


About the Model for this Painting:

From Save the Dals:
We have a lovely dal named Orson who is very photogenic. He has been with us for about three weeks. He, along with another dal, came from a hoarder who had over 80 dogs and even more cats. He was covered with ticks and fleas and his teeth were in horrible condition. We gave had him groomed twice and he had his teeth cleaned. His kennel mate was adopted now he is looking for his own forever home.

http://www.rockyou.com/show_my_gallery2.php?instanceid=138701957

http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=13796273

20% of the sale to benefit Old Dog Haven for his care.

Media: Oil on Board
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $139 USD
How to Purchase:
SOLD

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dreaming of a sponsor! Violano Old Dog Haven


SM Violano Sleeping Homeless Maltese Dog, painting by Art Helping Animals
"Dreaming of Sponsors"
SM Violano
5" x 7"
Oil on Ampersand Archival Board

About The Model For This Painting:
Wylie was neglected and then abandoned in a shelter in his old age.
Because of the neglect he is nearly blind and was severely matted with skin sores.
He was bailed out by http://OldDogHaven.org
and needs a sponsor or two to help him live out his remaining years in comfort.
20% of this sale will be donated to Old Dog Haven
Will YOU consider sponsoring a final refuge dog like Wiley?

Painting is wet- fresh off the easel and will need several days to dry enough to safely ship.
Media: oil on board
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
Price: $139 USD
How to Purchase:  
SOLD

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Up Up and Away- Balloons for Wolves


Violano Up Up And Away I - Balloons  on Landscape for Wild Spirit, painting by Art Helping Animals
"Up Up and Away I"
SM Violano
5" x 7" Oil on Board

About This Painting:
This is a scene I remember from my childhood when balloons floated through the sky on a relaxed Sunday Afternoon. A second balloon painting will be released later this week. Image is not as sharp as I had hoped. Please email if you wish to see another image.

20% to benefit Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary.

Media: Oil on board
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)

SOLD

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Original Oil Labrador Charlie SM Violano

Original Oil Labrador Charlie SM Violano
Homeless Labrador dog in Animal Shelter SM Violano, painting by Art Helping Animals

"Please Give Me a Chance"
SM Violano
6" x 6"
Oil on stretched linen
Sides painted so a frame is not necessary

About the model:

Charlie is a 10-year-old yellow lab who found himself
in a shelter when his family got a new puppy. His previous
owners refused to build a fence and Charlie would wander
off to find company.

He loves exercise and playing ball. You can take food
or toys out of his mouth and he sits and waits patiently
for you to give them back. He is a great dog who
is good with cats and kids.

He just wants to be with people and will be a great family companion.
Charlie is getting depressed at the shelter and hopes to find a loving home soon!

CHARLIE IS AT OLD DOG HAVEN!!

http://OldDogHaven.org

Please consider adopting him!




About This Painting:
Charlies painting is still wet- fresh off the easel and will need time to dry before shipping.


20% of the sale of this painting will be donated Old Dog Haven
http://OldDogHaven.org

Media: oil on stretched linen
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)

How to Purchase:


SOLD


Thursday, June 04, 2009

Happy Pup! Violano Elephant Seal Baby Painting


Violano Elephant Seal Pup oil painting Baby Ocean, painting by Art Helping Animals
"Happy Pup"
SM VIOLANO
Oil on board
8"x 10"

About This Painting:
In my life I have been blessed to know many special animal loving people. One of which, Naturalist Patti Nisbet, allowed me to use her reference library.
This painting is of a baby Elephant Seal pup!


20% of sale price will be donated to TBAR

Media: Oil on board
Size: 10 in X 8 in (25.4 cm X 20.3 cm)
How to Purchase:
SOLD

Friday, May 08, 2009

The Circus Act! The benefit Old Dog Haven SM Violano Hollyberry Park


"The Circus Act"
SM Violano
Oil on Linen
9" x 12"







20% of the sale from this painting will benefit Old Dog Haven- a WONDERFUL rescue that takes in homeless senior dogs who have been abandoned in their golden years.


Please Visit Old Dog Haven!


This painting took over a year to finish. It is wet- fresh off the easel- and will require drying before shipping.

Thank you for helping homeless pets!




$239.00

+$12.50 Shipping
SOLD


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Magic Dachshund Act- Violano


"The Magic Act"
5" x 7"
oil on stretched Linen

SM Violano

I am sorry to say that the little rabbit
does not understand that he needs to be hiding...

More practice is needed!



About This Painting:
This is part of the Happy Halloweenie Series which I must rename as they are now venturing into year round paintings! The bunny is being stubborn- not hiding in the hat as he is supposed to.


20% of the sale of this painting will go to pay vet bills for JETHRO.

Media: Oil on stretched linen
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $129 USD

How to Purchase: SOLD!!!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR! SM Violano Dachshunds

"6 Dachshunds"
30" x 10"
Oil on Linen

SOLD

Happy New Year!

It is my greatest hope that 2009 will be the year dreams are realized,
Health is restored and Animals in need find love and care.

I will be exhibiting in Atlanta, GA this coming week and
unveiling several new works at the show which I will publish on my blog
when I return.

Thank You for Helping Homeless Pets!

Friday, December 26, 2008

A Belated Merry Christmas- Violano


Violano: Santa's Bag- Dalmatian and Cat Christmas, painting by SM Violano

About This Painting:

"Santa's Bag"


A Belated and Fond Merry Christmas to All!



Media: Oil on Board
Size: 8 in X 10 in (20.3 cm X 25.4 cm)

How to Purchase:
This painting is sold


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Where am I? Painting of course!


Tis the Season!
And I am busy on commission work and Holiday Paintings.
In order to work better I am away from my computer and
burying myself in the studio.

SOLD

Thank you all for helping homeless pets!


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happy Halloweenies! Policedog, Mumy and Cinderella Dachshund Dogs Violano

Happy Halloweenie- Policeman, Cinderella and Mummy Dachshund SM Violano
Happy Halloweenie- Policeman, Cinderella and Mummy Dachshund SM Violano, painting by SM Violano

About This Painting:
The latest in the Happy Halloweenie Paintings! These happy trick or treat Dachshunds are dressed up as the Mummy, A policedog and Cinderella!

Media: oil on board
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)

How to Purchase:

SOLD


Monday, October 20, 2008

Waiting For Santa- Parrot Dog, Cat Tree SM Violano



About This Painting:
These creatures are hanging out waiting for Santa to arrive!

20% of the proceeds will go to help Malibu Pet Companions- a wonderful charity that helps animals in a LA Pound get Veterinary Care for problems that prevent them from being adoptable.

Malibu Pet Companions has helped pets get hip replacements, dental work, tumors removed, treatment for skin conditions and much more!

Please Help Them!


Media: Oil on Board
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)

How to Purchase:

SOLD!


Monday, September 29, 2008

Happy Halloweenies- Alice, Fireman and Prisoner Dog Dachshund




"Happy Halloweenies- The Prisoner, Fireman and Alice"
SM Violano
5" x 7"

Oil on Board


About This Painting:


As Halloween approaches the Halloweenies are at it again! Today we have a fireman, Alice from Alice in Wonderland and a Prisoner! 20% to benefit Old Dog Haven!



Media: Oil on Board


Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)

SOLD!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Original Painting Homeless Senior Dog Napping on Sofa SM Violano


"Dal Dog Heaven"
6" x 6"
Acrylic on Board
SM Violano


About the Model:

Missy is a Senior Dalmatian who was rescued from horrible conditions
and was saved along with her son Ranger by Save the Dalmatians.
I painted her as she wishes to be- in a loving forever home surrounded by her own
people family. If you have room in your home and heart will you please consider adopting Missy?

Missy needs a loving forever home and SPONSORS!

The tragic story of Missy and Ranger can be read on the
Save the Dals web site.
http://savethedals.org

20% of the proceeds from this painting will be donated to help Missy!
Please Help Homeless and Abused Pets!

Painting Available:
$129.00 + $6.95 shipping

SOLD

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Miniature Homeless Dog Painting- Senior Boxer with Old Dog Haven



Portrait of a Homeless Boxer Dog:
"Love A Senior"

3" x3"
Oil on Tiny Stretched Canvas
Gallery wrapped with painted sides
This little painting can be put on a little easel or hang on the wall.
At only 3" it will fit anywhere- even on the Christmas Tree!
It is all original and is the first of
a series of miniatures.

20% of the sale of this auction will be donated
directly to Old Dog Haven to
Help Support FLASH!

This is a special auction for a special dog!
Please consider sponsoring a homeless senior at Old Dog Haven.
About This Painting:
This is a miniature stretched canvas painting of FLASH- a homeless senior boxer at Old Dog Haven. 20% of sale will directly help support FLASH.

Media: Oil on Stretched Canvas
Size: 3 in X 3 in (7.6 cm X 7.6 cm)
SOLD


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Rare Quick Study Human



Quick Study Human
6" x 6"
Oil on Stretched Linen
About This Painting:

As a child one of my favorite stories was that of Saint Bernadette Soubirous. Brushwork is better than image above so I have posted a close up below. This painting is rare because I rarely paint human form.
20% to Old Dog Haven- Please Help Homeless Pets.


SOLD

Thursday, July 03, 2008

A Maine Coon Cat




"Maine Coon in Repose"
SM Violano
8" x 10"
Oil on Stretched Linen

Donated to TBAR
Media: oil on stretched linen
Size: 10 in X 8 in (25.4 cm X 20.3 cm)

SOLD



Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Old Goats Wedding- SM Violano Bride Groom



"Old Goats Wedding"
5" x 7"
Oil on Board

You are never too old for romance!

I am having a lot of fun in the studio this week- making up for a lost month
when my parents became ill. Right now I am preparing for Surtex in just
9 days!

I have been working on all kinds of fun paintings and will show more
of them when I return from New York!


About This Painting:
These two old goats are tying the knot!
20% of the proceeds to BONES BEAGLES RESCUE
Painting is wet and will need 3 weeks to dry before shipping

Media: Oil on Board
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
SOLD

Monday, March 31, 2008

Dachshund Dog Painting Queen Elizabeth I SM Violano



"Her Royal Highness"
5" x 7"
Oil on Board
Dear Brigitte is snow-white on the face- and I felt it was so fashionable that I should paint her in the Elizabethan age! In fact- she is donned as Queen Elizabeth I herself!

20% of the proceeds from the sale of this painting will benefit Old Dog Haven!

About This Painting:

20% to Old Dog Haven


Media: oil on board
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $139 USD
How to Purchase: SOLD


Monday, March 17, 2008

Two Homeless Poodle Dogs Victorian Painting Violano



"The Sewing Basket"
5" x 7"
Oil on Board

This one is using two homeless models-
and I documented the creation of the painting
and have put it on youtube.


See the making of the painting here!



About the models:

Mitzy and Coralee are in need of a forever home!

They are at Old Dog Haven!

They are friends and need to be adopted out together if possible!

20% of the sale of this painting will be donated to Old Dog Haven

Media: oil on board
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
Price: $149 USD

How to Purchase: SOLD!


Friday, March 07, 2008

"Happiness Is...." A Little Mouse who Loves to Paint





"Happiness Is...."
5" x 7"
SM Violano

About This Painting:

Again I am having fun with these little mice paintings!

This painting depicts paint lust:
This little fellow is trying to make off with one of
my tubes of Blue Ridge Oil Paint!

20% to Benefit Old Dog Haven!

Media: Oil on Board
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $129 USD

How to Purchase: SOLD

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"For You"
4" x 4"
SM Violano

About This Painting:
20% of this whimsical painting will be
donated to Old Dog Haven- please google them!

Media: oil on board
Size: 4 in X 4 in (10.2 cm X 10.2 cm)
Price: $99 USD

How to Purchase:
This painting is SOLD



Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Dachshund Dogs In Trouble Victorian Home SM Violano


"Oh NO! They are HOME!"
About This Painting:

This painting is of two homeless senior Dachshund Dogs
getting in trouble. Look! They have torn open the mistress' throw pillow!
About the Models for this painting who were saved by Old Dog Haven:

20% of the proceeds from the sale of this painting
will be donated to Old Dog Haven!

Media: oil on linen
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $129 USD
How to Purchase: SOLD

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

"The Impressionist" Mouse with Paint Palette Painting




"The Impressionist"
6" x6"
oil on linen
SM Violano


About This Painting:

I am having waaayyyy too much fun here letting my imagination go wild!
We have a mouse here who has decided to try his paw at art with a nicely impressionistic
result. The painting has been made up of smeared little itty bitty paw prints and tail dabs.

20% of the proceeds from the sale of this painting will help Old Dog Haven- Google them! They are wonderful!

Media: oil on linen
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $129 USD

How to Purchase: SOLD

Monday, February 18, 2008

On The Old Pond- Ice Skating Dachshund Dogs SM Violano




"On The Old Pond"
10" x 8"
Oil on Canvas

SM Violano

About This Painting:
The latest in the "Hollyberry Park" series-
this is a larger painting for calendar consideration of ice
skating dachshund dogs.

20% of the proceeds to Old Dog Haven -
a wonderful charity that helps homeless old dogs.
At this time Old Dog Haven has over 100 old abandoned
dogs in their care. These dogs all are getting loving care and
Veterinary care- Since this is such a special mission I will be painting
For them a lot this month.

Please Google them! They do wonderful things!


Media: oil on canvas
Size: 10 in X 8 in (25.4 cm X 20.3 cm)
Price: $225 USD

How to Purchase: SOLD

Sunday, February 03, 2008

"Happy Dreamer" SM Violano Dachshund Dog Puppy Painting


"Happy Dreamer" SM Violano Dachshund Dog Puppy Painting
SOLD

About This Painting:

I was experimenting. Most of my work is in oil paint but this one is
A study in watercolor and ink on clayboard. Prints will be available
please email if you are interested.

20% of Print Sales will be donated to help Old Dog Haven- a wonderful
Rescue that helps abandoned old dogs live in loving homes.

Media: Watercolor on Clayboard
Size: 5 in X 5 in (12.7 cm X 12.7 cm)

How to Purchase:
This painting is in a private collection.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Sheep Ewe Meadow Landscape Country Painting Violano TBAR




About This Painting:
"Happy Grazers"

5" x 7"
SM Violano
I have been working on this painting for a while and finally finished today just in time to sell to help benefit TBAR Rescue. True Blue Animal Rescue is a Texas rescue that helps so many animals from cats and dogs to pigs cows and horses. 20% of this painting will be donated to TBAR rescue.

Media: Oil on Linen
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)

SOLD



Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Valentines Heart Dachshund Dogs Victorian Painting SM Violano



The Newest in my Hollyberry Park Paintings!

"Valentines"
5" x 7"
Oil on Board
SM Violano

My apologies as once again the image is not as sharp as it should be- My old faithful professional camera seems to be in need of service.

About This Painting:
Painted with 20% to go to Old Dog Haven. They are a wonderful Charity that helps senior dogs that have been dumped and abandoned have happy endings.

Media: oil on board
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
Price: $129 USD

How to Purchase: SOLD

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