Posts Tagged ‘dog’

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.

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Rusty

February 24, 2009


Rusty

Originally uploaded by tagscats

was commissioned to paint a lovely german shepherd, and while I was working on this rock portrait, Rusty suddenly and tragically passed away. So bittersweet. I am so hoping his owner finds comfort in this portrait. Rusty was such a beautiful dog.

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!¬†

RAFFLE INFO HERE

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

Cat Pillow

January 29, 2009


Cat Pillow

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Who says greyhounds don’t get along with cats? That’s Stella my greyhound using Dickens as a pillow….

Stella & toys

January 15, 2009


Stella & toys

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Is this cute or what?? Stella my greyhound sleeps with all her toys, apparently she can’t pick a favorite…

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!

Stella – relaxed

January 7, 2009


Stella – relaxed

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Oh to sleep like a greyhound…..though I have to say, I did wake up the other morning with my head hanging off the side of the bed, upside down. Now, how I got that way, I have no idea, except to think that I’m hanging around my dogs too much, lol!

new art and an art show…

September 20, 2008

Later on today (ack!¬† is it today already??)¬† I’ll be at the Monte Sano art show here in Huntsville¬†www.montesanoartshow.org/
It’s looking to be a really beautiful day, a great day in fact to stroll around the lovely park and look at some art!¬† Bil and I went up this afternoon and set up my tent and display, so, all I need to do is hang my artwork in the morning.¬† I did manage to finish a new painting today as well, and will be taking it to the show.¬† Yeah, I know it’s still wet, but, so what?¬† lol¬† I’ve done that before…nothing like being last minute.¬† And besides, I still have some prints to package up and some cards as well…yes, I’m that last minute!¬†¬†¬† Anyway….stop on by and say hi if you are in the area!

Here’s the new painting…tough to photograph because it’s wet, so there’s some glare, but, you get the idea.¬† It’s big…24×36.¬† I call him “The Lazy Sitter”¬†¬†¬†