Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. At first the paintings were mostly dogs, but over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, children and other treasured heirlooms.

And yes, I accept commissions!

You are invited to sign up using the links at the left to receive the dailies via email or follow my blog with a feed. I post additional info, including in-process jpgs and other related information, on the studio Facebook page as well.

Thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Still Waters, In Process


In process detail of "Still Waters (Bear)," 16" x 20", acrylics on museum quality panel, commissioned portrait of a Golden Retriever I've painted more often than my own dog, acrylics on a museum quality panel. Ask nicely if you would like one of these portraits starring your pet.

In some ways, it's shockingly wonderful. There are people who care enough about my artwork to pay me. It's crazy! (THANKS!!)

And some of them care enough to buy multiples - I am shipping 5 pieces off next week to a home that already holds far more than that. How lucky am I? (THANK YOU!!)

And there are those who interact regularly via emails and messages, feeding my muse with their questions, ideas, and generosity. You keep my brain dancing with the possibilities. Again, how lucky am I? (and THANK YOU TOO!)

And then there are those, who, for whatever reason, shift from fan to collector to friend. Bear's portrait is going to someone who's done just that, rather gracefully (yes, an intentional play on words, as her "gracefulness" earned her some golden crutches). She does so much more than merely hang my art in her home, and it is ALWAYS a treat to get to paint one of her goldens.

As November looms, a month spent celebrating thanks, I thought I would kick things off early with a special thanks to all of you, for your support, your patronage, and your friendships. You have enabled me to keep my studio doors open for nearly 14 years.  

Thanks for everything!
Warmly, Kim

Sadie


"Sadie," 6" x 8", acrylics on museum quality panel, commissioned portrait of another beagle, also rescued and very beloved, acrylics on a museum quality panel. Ask nicely if you would like one of these portraits starring your pet.

The nice thing about working in a series (like this recent collection of beagles) is that once momentum happens, it's easy to keep moving. My palette is full of rich velvety beagle-y colors, the paintings look wonderful as a grouping, and my client (so far) is very happy.

It'll be a total change of gears tomorrow when I hit the studio. I'll be working on a water dog commission - for those who aren't familiar with my water dog paintings, well, I suppose you will get an introduction tomorrow.

Thanks, as always, for following along with my artwork,
Warmly, Kim
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