Friday, November 18, 2011

Paint Party Friday!

(For hundreds of years people have pondered the Mona Lisa's expression...  Could it be a "cat that ate the canary" look?)

Effie is doing much better (thank you for all of your well wishes!) and I'm excited to be back at Paint Party Friday!  Wheee! 

This week I was able to finish watching Amy's video and add paint, transfers, and colored pencil to the drawing that I started a couple of weekends ago.  It was a lot of fun to create, but in the end I think I prefer the black and white version.


Have you taken any of Amy's free classes yet?  They are so much fun!  This Saturday Manon is teaching one.  She also taught one last Friday that I can't wait to watch (because if you aren't able to watch them live, never fear...  they record them)!  Hooray!  To watch previous classes and learn more about Manon's Saturday class, click here.


53 comments:

  1. Oh, I really love the colored one. I think the colors you have used and the way you have applied them really bring it to life. Fantastic work!

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  2. This is brilliant! I love the background and your Mona cat is so unique and SO cool.
    Thank you & Happy PPF!
    Kristin xo

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  3. I love them both!!! Love the feather in the mouth. It just adds an element of interest!! I am going to have to check out Amys classes!

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  4. I love both of them. Great job. Yes your Mona Kat is supreme. Soft colors nicely done. Thanks for sharing, Happy PPF!

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  5. I actually like both of them, they each give an entirely different viewpoint. Amy is a hoot, love her sense of humor too. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  6. ((((((hugs)))))))

    i LOve this.
    it looks awesome awesome :))


    manon is so generous and sweet to give her time to us - i'm quite excited about saturday!!!

    sometimes parts of your paintings remind me of cubism.

    i really admire your work.

    the nose on this one totally sends me.

    amy loves kristin :))

    xxa

    it will be fun.

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  7. p.s.
    it's totally weird that 'it will be fun' showed up at the bottom of my previous comment.

    why did it format that way?????

    xxa

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  8. Oh my goodness this is funny, if a bit mean heheheheh She is great!

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  9. ooh ahh, love it! Very humorous and well painting. Happy PPF! xx

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  10. Oh, this is fantastic!! Love it!

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  11. You cracked the mystery that has baffled art historians for centuries! Well done my friend!! Bravo!

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  12. very comical and lovely Kristin! I love the colors more actually. Very smooth and effortless.:) I am very glad that your grandma is better. May she recover fully. Will try the weekend classes! Thank you!

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  13. Yes! Totally lov this Mona Lisa. :) She has character. :)

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  14. She is FAB-U-LOUS! WOW!
    Love her very muchly!

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  15. Oh wow am so loving your interpretation of the Mona Lisa........lol, brilliant. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  16. Wow! You are brave! ~ Wonderful! Love both of them ~ thanks, namaste, Carol ^_^ ~ Happy PPF

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  17. Great! lol if Leonardo raise his head .....
    Seriously I like the way a classic reperesentar your style. Saludos

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  18. Your paintings always amaze me, Kristin. Your sense of imagination inspires me!

    Happy Friday :)

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  19. oooh, ooh! , love the feather in her mouth!!!!! You are so clever - and i love it! Happy Friday to you!

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  20. Your Mona Lisa cat is lovely both ways, pencil sketch or painted. I've just visited Amy's blog and have decide to follow and maybe learn something. Happy PPF

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  21. that is so damn funny. and gorgeous.

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  22. hmmm...definitely could be the answer to this long asked question! What fun...love this...both the pencil and with the color!

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  23. I love the color! This is just marvelous, love the visual joke.

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  24. I love both versions of this kristin! Great work!! Love your interpretation of Mona Lisa! :)

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  25. I like it I like both a lot ! I don't think that I could choose which is best. they both have a similar but different look and feel. but the fun of the Mona and eating a bird. (as my cat would if she ever got outside to catch one )...that tickles me and makes me smile...we need more of that in art... don't you think?

    - KAT -

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  26. So thrilled to have you back for Paint Party Friday, too!
    This is AWESOME! Love that you thought of the parallel between Mona Lisa's smile and the idiom of the cat swallowing the canary!
    Absolutely BRILLIANT!
    This is my favorite piece of your so far!! :)

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  27. Good to know Effie is doing better.
    Wonderful expression. I´d love to have a dress like that one!

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  28. thanks for clearing up this centuries old mystery! i have always wondered about her expression :)

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  29. Oh, how cool! I keep missing Amy's classes. I didn't see a way to watch them if you missed live so I'll have to check again.

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  30. Thanks for the tips on the classes. I will definitely check them out.

    And I know what you mean about the black and white vs. color. I always struggle with adding color... But yours looks wonderful both ways!

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  31. Love love this! It exudes your talent.
    Happy PPF!
    ♥ Darlene

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  32. great work, I love both versions.

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  33. wow :-) i think i life this interpretation better than the original!

    i think i like the color best, i suppose because it is so rich looking.

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  34. I love both ...but I do tend to like the color best...it's the colors that you chose that make it so rich :)

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  35. What a fun piece. I like both versions a lot. The B & W has a beautiful, pensive quality, but the added humor and soft colors are great, too!

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  36. I don't know, the coloured version looks very warm!

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  37. This is fabulous Kristin! I like the colored one myself.

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  38. I like them both but the black and white one really captures the mysterious quality... the coloured one is really fun though.... nice that they each have their own strengths xx

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  39. That's it!! A perfect explanation of her smile! I love your version. Excellent!

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  40. I LOVE, LOVE both versions of this drawing/painting Kristen!! You have such a wonderful talent! ~Happy Paint Party Friday! #9 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

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  41. I love it! In both varieties! Valerie

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  42. What fun! I love the story you have imagined into your artwork.

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  43. Oooooh when I saw this I just went into melting mode!!!! It is gorgeous! Thanks for the shout tooo! I am going to mail you about something soon...remind me if I forget lol! Happy painting
    ManonX

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  44. Wow! I SO, SO love this! I was swooning over it in pencil and with color - Amazing. I love the addition of the cage & feather too. LOVE!

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  45. LOL, good job on your mona lisa interpretation!
    thanks for sharing!
    hugs,
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  46. Meow! I like both, but my fave is the one in color, that feather is AWESOME!

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  47. I like the colored one, so smooth the way you did it! What a fun theme! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  48. Ohhhhh I love your coloured version what a quirky fun piece!!! :0) Love it!

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  49. Very clever and I like both works!

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  50. I love both of them! Great work Kristin! Deb

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