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About Varied / Hobbyist Mary Cate23/Female/United States Groups :icontraditional-art-only: Traditional-Art-Only
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Sitri by Moonafleet
Sitri
So weird for me to have multiple paintings in such a short amount of time! And hopefully there'll be more before school starts back up.

This took waaaaayy too long, but it’s finally finished! This is alltailnolegs‘ Sitri, a beautiful Green Tree python. I tried my best to do her colors justice, but she’s really just too beautiful to capture properly, hah. 

This was painted for my vet school’s annual art auction held later this year! It’s a really small piece, only 5x7, which I think ended up making it more difficult. But I think I’m finally happy with it and I hope it sells well. :) I’ll be doing a few more pieces for the auction as well.

Acrylic on canvas

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Red Shoulder Close-Up by Moonafleet
Red Shoulder Close-Up
Just a detail shot of the hawk in the three-piece canvas I just uploaded (moonafleet.deviantart.com/art/… ). :)

Red Shoulder hawk
Acrylic on canvas
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Red Shoulder by Moonafleet
Red Shoulder
Well it has been a really long time since I uploaded something here haha. 

This is a commission for a friend and classmate of mine, and it is by far the biggest piece I've ever done. Three canvases, and I'll have to look up the size because I've forgotten the dimensions somehow. Anyway, I gave it to her today and she was thrilled so I feel very happy. :) 

This took two forevers to complete, but once I got into it things went smoothly and I'm very happy with the result. Very similar to another piece of mine, some of you might notice, but that's on purpose as my client fell in love with that one and wanted something similar! 

Red-Shoulder Hawk
Acrylic on Canvas
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Finished my first semester of vet school! I forgot to mention, so I guess I'll put this quick status. Back to classes on Monday. :)
Fury by Moonafleet
Fury
Just a quick piece to submit to the vet school's art gala. It's coming up this weekend, so I'm kind of finishing this right up to the wire. I don't even know how I had time, to be honest. It's to be auctioned off, and the proceeds will go to help SCAVMA, the student chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 

I'm hoping to get one more piece submitted, but we'll see. Three exams the week after the gala are not helping me be artistically productive. :S

Copic markers, 8x10"
Reference: black stallion rearing 2 by venomxbaby
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Journal Entry: Mon May 12, 2014, 5:11 PM
  • Mood: Distracted
  • Listening to: Welcome to Night Vale
  • Reading: The Diviners
  • Watching: White Collar
  • Eating: Mom's cooking
  • Drinking: Blue Moon


So I maybe graduated from college this past Saturday.

Oh, and got into two vet schools and wait-listed at a third.

And I am definitely attending the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in the fall. :dance:

I should have updated this journal back when I found out I was accepted, but it was a pretty crazy time so it slipped my mind. At this point I've also already found an apartment and started making firm plans about the next year, but I'm also still ridiculously excited. This is a dream come true on so many levels. It's going to be ridiculously difficult, but I think it'll be worth it in the end. But for now I'm just going to enjoy my summer before the madness hits.

All the same, it was definitely bittersweet to be leaving Berry College, the place I've called home for four years. I already miss it, with its beautiful rolling fields and many, many deer. I am especially missing the barn where I worked, and the nearly 80 horses that I took care of there. They were all my babies by the end. I know all of their names, their histories, their personalities. It's harder than I could have ever imagined to leave them, especially the ones that worked their ways into my heart the most. I know I'll go visit eventually, but in the meantime I just hope that others will give them the love they deserve. 

Dammit, I got sappy on this journal entry. I guess I'm still not over all of this change. Hopefully I'll have some art coming up instead, maybe even something that's not a pet portrait, hah.

Hope everyone's doing well!


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Mary Cate
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A veterinary student with a side-interest and passion for art.
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Cuthillius Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome to :iconendangered-birds:!
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Moonafleet Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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RachellovesLOTR Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome :)
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0bsidio Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I like your gallery :heart: :+fav:
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Moonafleet Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! <3
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Shanachie05 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! *watching*
Your art is so amazing!  Makes me wanna draw and ink and paint again.  Your gift is ... "Incredible" is such a weak, inadequate word.  But comes close.  :)
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Moonafleet Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness, this is such a wonderful compliment. You're making me blush! :faint:
But seriously, thank you so much. I appreciate so much that you enjoy what I do. <3 It's so encouraging.
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nativecentaur Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm Valery from Eqcetera, you've been watched! ^-^
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Moonafleet Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh hello Valery! Thank you so much for the watch. :heart:
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HendrikHermans Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful gallery !!
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