Posts Tagged ‘oil painting’

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!


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!

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!

Bee & Rose of Sharon

November 15, 2008

Bee & Rose of Sharon

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Another new painting on Etsy, an original oil, 10×10!

new art on Etsy

October 15, 2008

A bee and poppy painting.  10×10 oils on gallery wrapped canvas.

poodle commissions

October 15, 2008

Finished up these two commissions last night.  Portraits of two beautiful black standard poodles.  Barron was described to me as the wise one… is his portrait….it’s 8×10 oils on canvas…


And this is Max, described as the goof.  I loved painting them both!  This one is 8×10 as well.

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
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”