Archive for December, 2008

Rock Hen portrait

December 21, 2008

Rock Hen portrait

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Got this one finished, just in time for the Nibblefest contest this month on Ebay! In case you don’t know, Nibblefest is a monthly challenge contest, starting on the 20th and ending on the 27th. Each artist comes up with a piece to fit the theme, this month’s theme is chickens! All pieces start at $.99, no reserve. Search for NFAC on Ebay to find lots of great art by fabulous artists!

I decided to do a portrait of a rock hen, on a river rock of course! So, check it out and bid! You know you want to!

Rock Hen Portrait Auction


1 Tomato 2 Tomato

December 19, 2008

1 Tomato

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Getting some new artwork together for an upcoming exhibit here in town. Started a series of still life studies. These 2 tomato studies are acrylics on 5×5 artist panel. More on the way, so, stay tuned!

See both here

Foo dog, upper half shading 3

December 14, 2008

Foo dog, upper half shading 3

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Friday afternoon I spent getting the body and tail of my foo dog shaded, I so love the swirls in his tail! Not a bad sit, except that poor Shayna had a cold and was wearing a mask. But she said the highlight of her day was getting to work more on my sleeve. It’s coming along!

Foo Dog Tattoo Sleeve work in progress

December 9, 2008


Originally uploaded by tagscats

Session two of the work on my left arm foo dog sleeve. Did some shading of the foo dog, and some of the coloring on the peony over my wrist. These photos were taken the next morning. It’s healing now, and I lost a bit of the blue over the wrist/hand, that is a tough spot to tattoo and keep ink, it will take some touchup. But, no worries, still lots to do. And touchup is a part of getting tattoos, especially large ones.

The shading on the foo dog looks really amazing, I can’t wait to finish the rest of her. There will be white highlights eventually on this one as well.

Artists of Etsy Exposed treasury!

December 7, 2008

Artists of Etsy Exposed treasury!

Originally uploaded by tagscats

How great is this?? I’m in THE hottest treasury on Etsy, RIGHT NOW!

So get your buns over there and see it, before it’s gone!

Woo hoo!

HOT Etsy treasury


December 2, 2008


Originally uploaded by tagscats

New waterlily oil painting, now available in my Etsy store!