Posts Tagged ‘pet’

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

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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.

bronte

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….

Cat bed

January 15, 2009


Cat bed

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Sunshine hits the bed in the afternoon, and so do the cats…

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!

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…..here 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 Nibblefest piece on Ebay!

September 24, 2008

For the September Ebay nibblefest art contest, theme smiling black cats, here is my piece, a river rock portrait….it’s based on my rescued cat Charles, who has a lot to smile about these days.  After all, not all black cats are as lucky.  He spent a year in foster care, mostly because lots of people don’t give black cats a second look.  I’m so glad I heard about this beautiful sweet boy.
 

Here’s the auction link…

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=270279327691

It’s only a 5 day auction, so, don’t miss it!  And be sure to do a search on Ebay using “NFAC” to see lots of other great pieces for this theme!