Posts Tagged ‘art’

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.

Advertisements

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

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

foo dog tattoo sleeve work in progress…

February 25, 2009


inside arm, wind bars & smoke

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Last Thursday we did more work on my tattoo sleeve. Seems strange to be going in so often for these sessions, but with Shayna leaving in April, time is of the essence. The nice thing is that we are able to work different portions of my arm in each session.

We did background this session, traditional japanese windbars and colored the smoke. The smoke looks reddish in these photos, but, as it heals is turning a light grey. The windbars will stay darkish.

Tomorrow, we will be doing more work, hoping to finish the blue peony flowers and perhaps do some more highlights of white and some touchup. Almost finished….

more photos of my foo dog sleeve here

Frida wins EBSQ Simon Sez challenge!

February 24, 2009


Frida

Originally uploaded by tagscats

There is a weekly challenge on EBSQ called Simon Sez. The winner of the challenge each week picks the theme. Now how could I resist the “fur” theme?? lol! This photograph I took of my rescue cat Frida won last week, woo hoo!

See details on the EBSQ Blog!

On Ebay right now!

February 21, 2009


Dashiel Sleeps with the Beanies

Originally uploaded by tagscats

This is my entry for the Ebay Nibblefest art contest this month, theme Vintage Cats. My cat Dashiel loves to sleep on top of my Beanie Babies, and I have painted him as such. This is an original 16×20 oil painting with a no reserve starting price of $.99, so, don’t miss out on this auction! Search NFAC on Ebay this week from Feb. 20-27 for all the great Nibblefest entries!

Click HERE to see the auction!