Posts Tagged ‘artwork’

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. ūüôā

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


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

Cat Charity Raffle Winner Announced!

February 14, 2009

Just announced the winner of my cat charity raffle, details in my LiveJournal blog…

Cats Decide the Winner!

This was so much fun to do, I think it will be an annual event.¬† Thanks so much to all those who participated in the 2009 inaugural Tag’s Cats Valentine’s Day Raffle!

Raffle Reminder!!

February 12, 2009

Yes, I’m posting about this again because, well, it’s important!¬† Time is running out to enter my charity raffle to benefit the cats of Forgotten Felines and get your chance to win a custom pet portrait!¬† It’s been tough times for everyone these days, and animal rescues especially have been hard hit.¬† These rescue folk work so hard for the cats in their care, and remember that every little bit helps.¬†

You only have until noon on Valentine’s Day to enter, that is when one of my cats will be picking the winner!¬†


I’ve gotten a great response so far, thank you SO much to those who have opened their hearts to help these cats and those who so unselfishly care for them

win a custom pet portrait oil painting!

February 1, 2009

So, it’s no secret it’s been a pretty crappy few months around here in the house of many furries.¬† I have lost 3 cats and a dog since just before Christmas.¬† The latest, and really no surprise, was my sweet Bronte just this past Thursday.¬† It was time, though no less heart-breaking, Bronte had been with me for nearly 17 years.¬† She came to me a skinny flea-ridden kitten from the local humane society, and grew into a beautiful long-haired tortoiseshell cat, and kept her loving disposition throughout her life.¬† She loved to be carried around and would rest her paws on my shoulder and purr into my ear.¬†¬†

I decided to honor her memory by helping other cats in need.¬† I am running a raffle, the winner of which will receive a custom 16×20 pet portrait oil painting.¬† The drawing will be held on Valentine’s Day.¬† All the proceeds will benefit a local feline rescue from whom I have adopted several cats, Forgotten Felines.¬† Full details regarding the raffle can be found HERE

I’m happy to say since posting about it for the first time yesterday, I have some entrants already.¬† Hoping for lots more!

Gentle journey, Bronte, my baby girl.  I will always hear you purring in my ear.


Dawn’s Lucy – Lost and Found

January 7, 2009

Dawn’s Lucy – Lost and Found

Originally uploaded by tagscats

This is a portrait I did for a fellow artist Dawn Thompson. We were swap partners in the 2008 EBSQ pet portrait swap, and I was late getting her portrait finished and entered it into the EBSQ Better Late Than Never Show.

This is an oil portrait of her sweet rescued dog Lucy. I loved the photo ref of her snuggled on some beautifully patterned cushions and decided to paint her as such. This dog has blossomed under Dawn’s care, I’m so glad she found her way to Dawn, for she is truly home now.

This is 16×20 oils on stretched canvas. There’s still time to vote for your favorite piece in the EBSQ Late Show, a few days left, so get out there and see the great entries! It’s free to become a patron!

Heather’s Gumbo

January 7, 2009

Heather’s Gumbo

Originally uploaded by tagscats

This piece I finished on Christmas day. It’s a portrait for a fellow EBSQ artist, Heather Sims. We meant to swap dog portraits for the 2008 EBSQ Pet Portrait swap, and both got overwhelmed, so ended up finishing our portraits in time for the EBSQ Better Late Than Never Show.

So, this is my entry and my portrait of Heather’s beautiful collie pup, Gumbo. We decided to swap as we both have dogs named Gumbo, though mine is a JRT. It was so much fun painting her Gumbo, he’s so lanky! I decided to put him on a fun size of canvas, this is an 8″x24″ stretched canvas. He’s done in oils, with a very limited palette, only titanium white, ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, and a bit of cinnabar.

Feel free to visit the Better Late Than Never Show, and vote for your favorite piece, it’s free to become a patron of EBSQ! Only 2 more days to vote on this show!

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

lots of new listings from me on Etsy

November 25, 2008

Just listed this HUGE elephant oil painting on Etsy, amongst other originals and prints.¬† This painting is 30×40 and would make quite the statement in any decor!

elephant listing


I¬†also listed a ton of tile prints in my Etsy shop, and I’m having an inventory sale!¬† Buy 2, get the 3rd for 50% off!¬† Yep, that’s 3 tile prints for $20!¬† They make fun affordable gifts for any animal and art lover on your list!¬† Just be sure to convo me before you pay so I can adjust your invoice!¬†¬†