Saturday, October 10, 2009
Along with the artists, there will also be a tent for the Forgotten Felines cat rescue, a local rescue that does fantastic work helping to find home for cats in need. They will have information on their adoptable cats, as well as some fun goodies to sell, the proceeds going toward their needy cats. I have several of their cats and can tell you from purrsonal experience that they do a great job with the kitties in their care. Please consider helping support their cause.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
You know, after I lost Theo to the same disease process before I got Vinny, you would think that the odds would be low that Vinny would come down with it, especially so long after the fact. Theo was a snowshoe that I got as a kitten and payment for my first commissioned painting. He came down with FIP a couple of months after I got him. His breeder then gave me Vinny, different parents I believe, I don't quite remember. But FIP is still relatively rare, you don't see it often. I have had the strange luck to have been hit by it now 3 times (my siamese cat Dashiel's brother died of it back in 2000, no relation at all to Theo and Vinny). And, Dashiel is fine, he's now 9 years old. Why it takes one brother and leaves the other...why that mutates in some cats and leaves others unscathed, no one knows. It's not contagious, it is thought to be a mutation of a virus that just activates for some reason in some cats.
Anyway, Vinny came to me as a 12 week old kitten, so sweet, so laid back, delightful kink at the base of his tail. Loved everyone, and they him. Nothing phased him. Quiet meow, typical of snowshoes, and BIG purr. Often slept on my head at night. Was one of my regular crew that hangs with me in my studio. Loved to play with and tease the dogs. I miss him so.
Just not fair.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Giant Pear Pair on Etsy
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Check out the blog post here: EBSQ Art Meets Blog Featured Friday
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The cats? have pretty much disappeared under the bed except for a few. Life is terrible, the roofers are trying to kill us, nothing will ever be the same again. Oh the humanity....
In other news, I have officially become the president of the Huntsville Art League. It is a talented artists' community and hoping to help things there in my own way to get these artists recognized. In that vein, I have started a Huntsville Art League Blog and have been posting on a regular basis on events and such, please feel free to comment and follow!
I have also started a Twitter account for HAL, so feel free to follow those twitters as well!
Huntsville Art League Twitter
And, HAL has a Flickr account too, yes! I've been busy!
HAL on Flickr
Will be doing up a Facebook page too, heck, why not? I want to make HAL accessable to as many people as I can!
Otherwise, I've started doing a few outdoor events and gearing up for the big shows in the fall. Life has kept me quite busy of late but I have lots of ideas for new paintings and can't wait to get back to the studio....
Friday, June 5, 2009
I'll be participating in this one, with original works, prints, and cards. It runs from 10am-2pm. Stop by and say hi!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
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.
Monday, March 30, 2009
I no sooner turned back around and there was Susu, my little oriental shorthair girl, right up against it. I mean, if I had started to smell burnt cat hair I wouldn't have been surprised!!
Global warming?? My cats say bring it on!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
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 in the set...
Monday, March 23, 2009
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
Sunday, March 22, 2009
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 9x12 Arches 300# watercolor paper.
Sleeping Cat Ebay Auction
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 8x10 Arches 300# watercolor paper.
Lotus Ebay Auction
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I have a beautiful black cat to paint in oils on canvas for the first place winner, that will be arriving here soon, so stay tuned!
Friday, February 27, 2009
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...
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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
Monday, February 23, 2009
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 the EBSQ Blog for details...
Saturday, February 21, 2009
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 16x20 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!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
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!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
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
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
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 16x20 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!
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!