German Shepherd Dog > IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY!!!!-Bidding Started!! (84 replies)
by Krazy Bout K9s on 09 August 2010 - 05:15
|Okay, I will bite...I will present it Daryl if the winner comes here to get it!!! |
Sounds like a great idea, for the auction...Let's do it...now to figure out how!!!! LOL...
How about a silent auction???
I love the pic too, wish I had room for it too....
Games on, start the bidding, guess we are going to have to have an email to send the bids to...anyone have any ideas???
by Acheron on 09 August 2010 - 05:49
I don't agree. I have volunteered at rescues and shelters for quite a few years. If people don't have a place to take the dog, they will typically either ditch him/her in the street, shoot him/her in the head or tie him/her up out in the yard for the rest of its life. None of these idiots ever take any responsibility anyway. Whether the dog ends up dead, tied out indefinitely, let loose in the street or dropped at a rescue/shelter, that owner will never take responsibility and won't hesitate to buy another dog and try again. Making the dogs suffer more/longer doesn't limit or stop the behavior.
by Prager on 09 August 2010 - 15:59
|OK. Auction. I am submitting first bid. I suggest that the bidding is open to bring it little higher by some competition. |
I start with $100.
by Sunsilver on 09 August 2010 - 16:21
|Actually, I think it's based on this Norman Rockwell self-portrait: www.google.ca/imgres|
by SouthernLove on 09 August 2010 - 16:32
|what we biddin on here?|
by Sunsilver on 09 August 2010 - 17:36
|Read back a few post, and you'll find it. It's a picture.|
by SouthernLove on 09 August 2010 - 17:38
by Felloffher on 09 August 2010 - 17:47
That has got to be one of the best mug shots I've ever seen.
by LadyFrost on 09 August 2010 - 17:54
|Prager....any update on Sonia something and the pup? what was the outcome?|
by SouthernLove on 09 August 2010 - 17:56
|ladyfrost u single?|
by LadyFrost on 09 August 2010 - 17:59
|no i am not SP.|
by HBFanatic on 10 August 2010 - 00:03
|Obviously I am donating the print but I have no ideas how to do the logstics.|
I will send it to Steph (need her address and will pm her for it).
Tomorrow will be the earliest that I can send it.
by Krazy Bout K9s on 10 August 2010 - 14:22
|Okay, we have a bid from Hans for $100...anyone up for the challenge, come on Daryl!!!!|
PS...when should we state the end date of the auction??? Anyone??? 1 week or 2???
by Krazy Bout K9s on 10 August 2010 - 14:32
|Couple more shots of Ayla....aka Dyxine vom Eichbaum|
by Sunsilver on 10 August 2010 - 15:08
|How big is the picture? I have limited wall space here.|
by darylehret on 10 August 2010 - 16:47
Onehundred and FIFTY dollars!!
by darylehret on 10 August 2010 - 16:48
by Prager on 10 August 2010 - 17:27
|My bid is now:|
by 1doggie2 on 10 August 2010 - 21:26
by HBFanatic on 10 August 2010 - 22:27
| Biography for Jim Tweedy (copied from Hollywood Frame Gallery Inc.)|
Birthplace: Covington, LA, 1958
Jim Tweedy grew up in LA in a small town just north of New Orleans. His training as an artist actually began as a small child with lessons from his father, Byron Tweedy, a former Disney animator from the 1930's. He completed his formal art education at the New Orleans institute under the watchful eye of Walter Labiche, a retired NASA illustrator. In 1980, Jim went to work as a commercial artist.
In 1991, Jim left behind a successful career as a graphic designer and illustrator and devoted all of his creative energy into painting. His early works included jazz musicians and sports art. But his inspiration came from his studio cat "Charlie". In May of 1992, Jim created "Charlie the RedCat". The bright red portrait was intended as somewhat of a joke, but the day it was displayed, orders for commissions began coming in. Now, more than 799 Charlie the RedCat original paintings have been created and sold and dozens of RedCat prints are available. In addition, Jim has written and published two Charlie the RedCat books. The Charlie image has been made into merchandise ranging from umbrellas and slippers to plush dolls and shirts. In 2000, Jim's RedCat art was the subject of a documentary on "The Animal Planet Network".
Despite his success with Charlie the RedCat, something was missing. As much as Jim loved his cat, and enjoyed painting him, he also had a soft spot in his heart for "Man's best friend". With that in mind, in 2001, he began developing "Jim Tweedy's Friendly Doggies". Why? Because frankly, man can not live by cat alone. These funny, off the wall cartoon dog paintings have become tremendously popular and sell out in shows across the country.
For the most part, the Friendly Doggies are painted in watercolor. However, a few of them are rendered in acrylic on canvas. "It all depends on exactly what the Doggies are up to" says Tweedy. "If I think the action in the painting calls for bold colors to get the point across, I will go to acrylic. Even though my main goal is to put a smile on your face, the paintings are more than just about funny cartoons. The backgrounds and the settings my Doggies are in are every bit as important as the cartoons themselves. I consider them serious paintings from an artistic standpoint. Each one is an important work of art to me; appropriate enough to be hung in any room or office."
Today, Jim lives in Mandeville, LA with is wife, Robyn and their four children. And yes, he still has his cat Charlie.