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NEW PAINTING Surrender

  Kimberly Kelly Santini   artist, instructor, daydreamer "Surrender," a new Talisman painting, 24"x24"x2", acrylic mixed media on a flat panel. Surrender will be available to purchase, along with a handful of sister paintings, at a future date. In the meanwhile, inquiries may always come   to me. It’s all about the details, and this one has plenty. Complete with painted sides that include a fat and happy bumblebee and a blue jay feather. I love this one.  Online students   are also getting a video short about the making of Surrender with exclusive bits about my inspiration and technique sources. As always, you can reach out to me directly with any questions about becoming a student or a collector or both! Thanks so much for following along my art journey. Thanks, as always, for following along with me and my artwork. Be well, Fondly, Kim
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NEW PAINTING Oscillate

  "Oscillate," a new Talisman painting,  18"x24", acrylic and graphite on a flat panel. Oscillate will be available to purchase, along with a handful of sister paintings, at a future date. In the meanwhile, inquiries may always come   to me. Ponies can be sneaky and rather opinionated. But they can also be someone's entire world. This little one is all of that, but the viewer, at least, is relatively safe from her quick little feet. Go ahead and say hello. Oxy is nickering at your approach. Lean into her shoulder - doesn't it radiate the warm sun? Sink your face into that mane of sweetgrass and breath in the clear, crisp sky while her velvety nose seeks out a peppermint or two. Thanks, as always, for following along with me and my artwork. Be well, Fondly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Dogwood

  "Dogwood," a new Talisman painting,  24"x30:, acrylic on a flat panel. Dogwood will be available to purchase, along with a handful of sister paintings, at a future date. In the meanwhile, inquiries may always come   to me. There was a profoundly beautiful period during the creation of Dogwood where I sensed her coming to life. I watched her take shape alone in the studio. It was as though she bloomed just for me. Well, she did. And it was sacred. At first I was a little melancholy that this sort of magic isn't sharable with you. But then I realized that it was her gift to me, as a thank you for picking up my brushes to begin with. So when I do send Dogwood out into the world, we will always have had that initial time together. All the more reason to value the journey and not just the end result. Thanks, as always, for following along with me, Be well, Fondly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Sky

  "Sky," the newest addition to The Talisman paintings, 24"x36"x1-1/2, acrylic and water solubles on a cradled wood panel. Sky will be available to purchase, along with a handful of sister paintings, at a future date. In the meanwhile, inquiries may always come   to me. Inspired by a backyard encounter with a barred owl (she was so very full of magic and glory), then a dream sequence featuring owls (with speech bubbles) and then the random acquisition of a barred owl feather, this painting was steeped in loveliness from the very beginning. This is how all of my Talisman paintings start out - via multiple nods or winks from the universe that are connected in some way. That wink provides the seedling idea which I take to the easel. Then the piece begins to take on a life of her own based on the marks that show up and other connections that form during the time the work is in process. I have a similar owl piece still in process, this one smaller and more square. That o

NEW PAINTING Exhale

  "Exhale," 24"x20", acrylic and water solubles on a flat panel, $849 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal and personal checks - please   reach out directly   with your questions. This piece will forever be known to me as the lion who became a lioness. Or maybe she was a lioness all along, and I was merely confused at the onset. More to ponder as I set off to stretch a new big canvas and think about the paintings Exhale is already inspiring. I also want to mention that next year I will be changing how I offer work for sale. I will be offering small collections, maybe 5-6 related paintings, at the same time (instead of piecemeal, like how I do things now, a habit left over from my daily painting days), and they will be available to purchase directly through my website or via gallery representation. I will continue to share and announce new works as they come off my easel, but for a predictable and fair acquisition experience, I will schedule and a

QUESTION What does a finished painting look like?

  Kimberly Kelly Santini   artist, instructor, daydreamer Did you know that I have an online classroom space? it's a fluid sort of learning experience, based on video shorts and links shared from the heart of my studio, information that follows my own train of thought and progression of work. I talk candidly about my struggles beyond the mere umbrella of how I put paint to canvas. Where my ideas come from, how my style is evolving, what I am reading, who's work is influencing me, my own creative ebbs and flow. I also share how I found my unique voice and style, and provide prompts and guidance to help my students discover theirs. What do those videos look like? Well, they are a bit like   this little one   (featuring the in process painting above), which sums up some of the things I've been thinking about today as I embark upon new works and allow free rein to my ideas. My Studio Visit students ($15/mo) get at least 3 videos like this one monthly, along with weekly accounta

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NEW PAINTING Majesty

  "Majesty," 50"x50"x1-1/2", acrylic and water solubles on a gallery wrapped canvas, perimeter painted to preclude the need to frame. The unstretched, rolled painting will be shipped in a tube and require restretching upon receipt.This piece is $5499 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors receive 10% off original artwork purchases. I accept paypal, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries my always come   to me . I started this piece 3 weeks ago, initially thinking that it was going to help me explore religion, a concept I've been working up for about a year now. What I didn't expect was that in the final days of creating this lion, there would be a school shooting in the neighboring community, and the meaning of the entire painting would shift, at least for me. Now, in addition to my initial intentions, I see a sanctity of life and our inter-connectedness and a sort of reverence for simple presence. I'm curious what you a