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March 15, 2011


Annette M

it has changed a lot! and i love it
ande said, "that cat looks like it had too much fun last night!"

Karin  Canazzi

This painting looks like you are in a better place emotionally than the original. Keep up the faith girl!

Jenni Henderson

I heart this so far!


wow! They look so different! I love all the detail in the first one! And this one... I just LOVE the hot pink and orange combo! yummy!!!

Kimberly Kelly Santini

I'd love to know what you used on the background - glazes, chalks, stamps, stencils, stencil brushes? I'm fascinated by the layers, how the entire process/every stage is visible in some way somewhere on the surface. I really, really like this!!


oohh the cat looks sooo happy. Michelle, you new studio place gave me goosebumps! AWESOME :) Big congrats and cheers for amazing great new projects!


Both ways are cool. Pretty awesome how you can transform!

Reenie Hanlin

Love love love.

michelle allen

hi Kimberly!
for the background i pretty much just used acrylic paints. i dont generally use stamps or stencils. i love the effect they give, i just never end up using them.
ill water down my acrylics to create a bit of glazing effect but i dont use glaze. i should try it! it would probably be easier!
i do have some paints that are less opaque that also give that look.
p.s. i love your dog portraits! you are so talented.

Janne Robberstad

I love his eyes! One cute bedroom-eye, and one totally bonkers! Ha, ha... ;-) And his cute smile in the rain.

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