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Striped, Finito !!

"Striped," from the "Cherished" series. A portrait done to celebrate Mona Lisa's 2nd birthday - tuna sandwiches for all!! This is 12" x 16", acrylics on a museum quality panel, and $629. Inquiries may come to me.

(Mona's first birthday portrait, "You Are My Sunshine," ishere. Her "official" kitten portrait, "Tiny Kitten, Big Dreams," is here.)

There are many, many, many, many in process views of "Striped" on the studio's Facebook page. This painting was a bear to finish - taking me 4 days instead of the usual one. But I wasn't going to give up!

It's a great feeling, to look a demon in the face and tame it. Even if it does take 4 times longer than usual!!

I suppose if everything in life was easy, we would have no adventures.

Thanks for adventuring along with me!!

"hmmm, who would I gift a portrait to? perhaps the answer will be clearer after a nap....."

Christmas in July!!

Later this week, I'll reveal the details of my Christmas in July promotion.

But in the meanwhile, your homework assignment is to think about if you were gifting a commissioned portrait, who might you gift it to.

Ok? Now back to your regularly scheduled program!!


  1. Joyeux anniversaire à Mona Lisa !... et bon appétit !

    Très très jolie peinture remplie d'amour.

    Gros bisous.

  2. Martine, Mona saved the catnip for you!! :)


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