Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Painting For... Paint Party Friday!

"Shaken, Not Stirred"   16x20   acrylic on canvas
(Please excuse the glare on this photo.  The painting is still tacky.)

The phrase "Shaken, not Stirred" (made famous by James Bond, of course) is what immediately popped into my head when I heard that this week's Illustration Friday theme is "Stir".

For this painting I got back to the basics... good old fashioned acrylics (no house paint this time)!  It felt good to take a more traditional approach with my painting for this one.

A few close-ups.

I am very excited to say that this is the painting I am sharing over at the very first Paint Party Friday!  Whee!!!

I will be popping in throughout the day tomorrow (at the Paint Party Friday blog) to chat and see what everyone else is up to!  I'd love it if you would join us... Eva and I can't wait!


46 comments:

  1. Hi Kristin..beautiful!! What a gorgeous soul..such an enchanting feel to this piece. I also love-love the red wallpaper vintagey backdrop..awesome! Shine on...! me too i am looking forward to PPF!
    Happy wkd
    Victoria
    ..and thankyou for stopping by and your lovely words!

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  2. Nice! I especially like the fish in the martini.

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  3. Being a huge James Bond fan i love this. Too funny!!

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  4. Oh you are giving me a much needed laugh with these last couple of blogs... my cat even wondered why I just chuckled. I am sure my cat would agree that the fish is the added touch the painting needed though.

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  5. Oh Kristin!!! LOL!!!

    Love that goldfish - I'll bet he's all stirred up!

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  6. oooh, hee hee hee! I love this! A fishy martini - of course! I LOVE it! xo

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  7. I have always wanted an orange cat...now I really want one in a blue tuxedo :O}. Especially with a drink...a martini i think in his paws. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  8. I, too, have ALWAYS wanted an orange cat (to be named Marmalade) and I prefer one with a sense of humor...who drinks fishy martinis! lol I LOVE it!! Beautiful work, chica!

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  9. Kristin, he is too cute! I love the fish in the martini glass!

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  10. Love this. He does look very james bondish with that special look about him and I love the fish in the martini. Brilliant!

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  11. Oh this is so COOL! I love the little fish in his glass and his extremely debonair expression- PERFECT! I am so very glad to meet you and thanks again for hosting PPF- so excited about it!
    Cheers,
    Stephanie

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  12. Of course, I LOVE IT, what a great kick off painting! It says it all!
    cheers, dana

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  13. Fun and colorful, love it :)

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  14. I love this. I really like the way you substituted the olive for a fish. How perfect for Mr. Cat! :-)

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  15. This is Purrfect! Love this painting as I do all of yours.

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  16. oh this is funny, (not for the fish of course). Another wonderful piece. Love the background too.

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  17. Meow! I adore this fellow and what a Bond he makes.....haha!
    This is so whimsical and stylish and very debonaire!

    Annabelle >^.^<

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  18. Well suited to the track and with great imagination and sense of humor. Good weekend

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  19. What a great painting and the fish is just so great in that glass. Just waiting for Kitty Bond to eat/drink.:) I love the colors and your style. Thanks. Have a great weekend.

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  20. Oh, this is so cool! He's so sophisticated with his martini...and his expression...it's all very James Bond. LOVE it! The background, too, is perfect!

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  21. Oh, awesome! I love it all, but especially the goldfish! Fantastic touch!

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  22. The fish martini is a riot. I love the deadpan humor interjected here. Kudos, on Paint Party Friday. I can't wait to see what everyone produces.

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  23. I wish I had an ounce of the talent you have!

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  24. You do a fabulous job with acrylics, Kristin. Really impressed. LOVE the fish in the martini. :)

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  25. I do so love the goldfish instead of an olive - though I am sure the fish isn't so happy about it! Wonderful creation and so smooth!

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  26. Wonderful whimsical painting, especially with the little fish in the glass. LOL

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  27. Excellent! This wonderful painting made me laugh - very witty!

    Kat :-)

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  28. Wow this is fantastic! I am new to this so apologise that I haven't had a chance to properly look through your blog yet. Are you a professional full time artist? I love this cat - you've set the bar really high for Paint Party Friday!!

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  29. Hi Kristin =)
    Thanks so much for throwing the party! Your painting "Shaken, Not Stirred" is just too cool...and by the way, that is one of my favorite quotes from a movie, lol. The colors are wonderful and they seem to glow. The orange goldfish in the light blue martini is the perfect special touch. Great job! Kathryn

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  30. Kristin, he's just gorgeous, the purfect host... Great first party.... and let's keep that Bubbly flowing....

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  31. Hi Kristin, he's absolutely fantastic!!! I LOVE this painting, so quirky fun and original. Love the little fish in his glass too. Great piece :0)

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  32. I've been in the mood for a martini, this one would do me just fine. Great work!

    Darla

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  33. I love this!

    Thanks for hosting Paint Party Friday!

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  34. LOL, love it! The fish in the glass is my fav thing!

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  35. How very debonaire! Lovely work and great palette! Thanks for hosting this party and bringing all of these creative souls together :) I just looked around a bit and really like your work...looking forward to seeing what you create every week!

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  36. Too cool! Thanks for hosting this fabulous party. What a gallery here. Starting with "Shaken not Stirred" Awesome!

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  37. I love his expression, very suave and somewhat mysterious :D

    Lovely work as always.

    Nutty
    (thanks for starting the party :D)

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  38. oh Kristin...I lovety LOVE this painting! :) Purrrrrrfect! :) I am a huge fan of James Bond (Sean Connery version of course) and have hosted many a party with a James Bond theme so its just the perfect painting to be featured for your paint party! Brilliant! :)
    I must apologise for not posting specifically for the paint party....it struck me while I was knee deep in wrapping paper and fairy cake mix that I hadn't entered anything...NOOO! And I soo wanted to support you on your first party date.
    I promise to do better next week...sooo happy its been such a success :) X

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  39. Kristen...Hello :)
    This painting is outta this world!
    So funny and your talent is unbelievable...
    xox

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  40. Fabulous. the background color makes the whole thing pop too.

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  41. I´d like to be friends with this cool cat! :)

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