JRT pet portrait rock donation

April 6, 2009


JRT pet portrait rock donation

Originally uploaded by tagscats

This piece I just completed as a donation for a jack russell terrier rescue fundraiser, Carolinas Jack Russell Terrier Club, in South Carolina. I have a JRT mix, my dog Gumbo, and I love those little terriers.

I’m happy to help out animal rescues when I can. 🙂

Click here to find out more about the JRT rescue and see their dogs for adoption.

Susu heats up!

March 31, 2009


Susu heats up!

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Bought a new space heater for my studio yesterday as my old one had crapped out. Hadn’t needed it of late as it’s been warm and spring-like here, however, yesterday all the stormy weather brought some cool temps back to North Alabama. So, I brought out the new heater and turned it on to see how well it would work.

I no sooner turned back around and there was Susu, my little oriental shorthair girl, right up against it. I mean, if I had started to smell burnt cat hair I wouldn’t have been surprised!!

Global warming?? My cats say bring it on!

Foo dog tattoo sleeve, FINISHED!!

March 25, 2009


foodogwip5

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Uploaded pictures from the last two touchup sessions on my foo dog tattoo sleeve. 2 weeks ago, we had a 3 hour touchup session, that basically went over nearly everything….the blues of the peonies, the darks of the mane and tail and background, did some whites of the spots on the foo dog body as well as highlights of white on the swirls of the mane and tail.

Last night, did one last little session, just went into the whites again, and a bit of the light blue over my wrist bone (ow!). But, it’s finished!!

I will so miss Shayna…I have been working with her for nearly 2 years, first on my tiger sleeve on my right arm, then the foo dog on my left. Lots of hours spent together, and we have become quite good friends. She leaves Huntsville next week to open a tattoo shop with her boyfriend in North Carolina. I wish her the very best, but will miss her. I hope we can stay in touch. The whole thing just leaves a lump in my throat.

Click HERE to see all the new pics

Another Nibblefest painting on Ebay!

March 24, 2009


Cat Groom

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Here’s my last entry for auction for the Nibblefest Ebay art contest, theme this month, “asian inspired”. I love doing chinese brushwork ink paintings of cats, and this is definitely asian-inspired, with a twist!

A portrait of a cat doing the groom….based on my rescue cat Kesey. This would be a good pairing with my other cat ink painting for auction on Ebay right now, check them out!

But, you have to get in there quick for this one, as it’s only a 3 DAY AUCTION!

Cat Groom Ebay Auction

sleeping cat ink painting

March 23, 2009


sleeping cat ink painting

Originally uploaded by tagscats

One of my entries in the Ebay Nibblefest art contest. This is a themed contest that runs each month starting on the 20th and ending on the 27th, each piece of art starting at a no reserve price of $.99! Now how great is that?? This month’s theme is Asian Inspired.

I have 2 pieces running right now, may have a third to list later tonight…

This piece is a chinese brushwork painting of a favorite subject of mine, a sleeping cat. This one based on my cat Alice. This is hand-ground chinese ink 9×12 Arches 300# watercolor paper.

Sleeping Cat Ebay Auction

Lotus painting Ebay auction

March 23, 2009


Lotus

Originally uploaded by tagscats

One of my entries in the Ebay Nibblefest art contest. This is a themed contest that runs each month starting on the 20th and ending on the 27th, each piece of art starting at a no reserve price of $.99! Now how great is that?? This month’s theme is Asian Inspired.

I have 2 pieces running right now, may have a third to list later tonight…

This first piece is a chinese brushwork painting of lotus flowers, watercolors on 8×10 Arches 300# watercolor paper.

Lotus Ebay Auction

raffle piece, second place

March 18, 2009


Minnie’s Seinfeld cats

Originally uploaded by tagscats

This is the finished piece for my second place winner in my Valentine’s Day raffle that benefited a local feline rescue. This second place winner won a rock portrait and I painted 3 of her cats on this large rock! She calls them her Seinfeld cats, and this is Kramer, Jerry and George! Such cute cats and such fun subjects! Enjoy them Minnie!!

I have a beautiful black cat to paint in oils on canvas for the first place winner, that will be arriving here soon, so stay tuned!

Dashiel under cover

March 18, 2009


Dashiel under cover

Originally uploaded by tagscats

My rescue siamese Dashiel likes to burrow under the covers and sleep, I caught this shot of just his paw sticking out last night, lol.

Silly head.

new storage!

March 18, 2009

new storage!

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Yesterday Bil hung some shelving in the garage to house some of my larger canvases, 30×40’s and whatnot…so glad to get these up and out of the way! And, now that they aren’t languishing in packing boxes behind and under things, I can get at them a bit easier and know what I have as well.

yay!

foo dog tattoo sleeve, more work in progress

February 27, 2009


foo dog eyes

Originally uploaded by tagscats

So, I posted last night that I went in and we worked the sleeve AGAIN, lol….I can’t believe I’m doing this every week. It’s SO much fun having a sore arm all the time. And, it was sore last night, feels a bit better today.

Anyway, check out the progess shots of the peony flowers that have been finished, and the foo dog eyes and a bit of white added here and there…only touchups mostly to do now….perhaps 2 more sessions??

Going in again next Wednesday….

See all progess shots here