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NEW PAINTING Citrine

  Citrine, 24"x30", acrylic on panel, $1300 plus s&h to the first asking politely. You can make Citrine your own   right here .   Inquiries are always welcome .  Her name was Melissa.     She was the most beautiful friend. She loved her gray ponies. And she loved to photograph them. And she was very generous in sharing those photos with her circle of like minded horse crazy creatives. One day Melissa was diagnosed with cancer and in what felt like a matter of minutes, she was gone. A decade later, every time I see a gray pony I think of her.  Citrine was painted from one of Melissa's references. I think she would approve. Also, citrine (which I held while painting this one) is known for clearing negative energy (muffling my inner critic), providing inspiration (joy!) and healing (I felt like Melissa was sitting here in the studio with me, and that was quite remarkable). Who doesn't want to invite a healthy serving of all of this into their own home? Click here to
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NEW PAINTING Star

  Star, 16"x20", acrylic on panel, $900 plus s&h to the first asking politely. You can make Star your own   right here .   Inquiries are always welcome .  every year I asked Santa for a pony.     I got books, model horses, subscriptions to horse magazines, but never my own horse. It's still not happened (I do realize now that I could make it happen were I willing to give up studio time. Also, sometimes a dream exists in order to help us manifest something else we don't even yet know how to articulate). See that pony who never materialized did contribute to where I am now. Little Kim I drew an entire stable of horses with which she papered her bedroom walls. And I continue to paint horses - each new piece is a sliver of what I imagine owning a real horse would be like. And somehow I've now owned literally hundreds of them. The latest, Star, literally has starlight leaking out of her markings (maybe she's a unicorn in disguise with a horn of light). And all

New Art SOJOURNaling Lesson - Giftwrapped

  here is a new journaling session made just for you It's a busy time of year and we can get so caught up in giving of ourselves and our time that self care falls by the wayside. (And if you don't have this problem, please help me to better deal with it!) I created this journaling session as a way of giving ourselves a meaningful gift. Grab your journal and a few basics and let's get busy giftwrapping something extra special. Thanks so much for following along with - and supporting - my art journey, warmly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Anim

  Anim, 24"x30", acrylic on panel, private collection (thank you!). Prints and other items featuring her likeness can be purchased   here .   Inquiries are always welcome .  can you believe it's December? I sure can't.  Past Decembers were a blur. Back when I did commissioned portraiture (via   PaintingaDogaDay.com ), my holiday rush began as early as September 1st with a small pet portrait done daily up until mid December. Some days I would complete 2. By the time I got all the work shipped off, I had two weeks to focus on our own festivities which also included two of our children's birthdays. And I was utterly exhausted. Last year was my first holiday in 20+ where I didn't have any commissioned portraits. While I missed the engagement with collectors and all the sweet little faces on my easel, I absolutely loved being able to whole heartedly focus on celebrating with my family for the entirety of the season. Being able to plan, anticipate and be fully prese

NEW PAINTING Siesta

  Siesta, 24" round, acrylic on a cradled circular panel, sides painted with an extension of the surface design, $1800 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Link to purchase is   here .  Inquiries are always welcome .  It's Small Business Saturday. I have been a working artist for over 20 years. Your support has enabled me to build my studio, which is a small business. A woman owned small business, begun when I left the traditional work force to be home with my children. A business that literally grew alongside them. A business that bought music lessons, athletic gear, paid team fees, bought uniforms, covered dance tuition, clinics and workshops and tournament experiences for my children.  A business that goes out of its way to also support small businesses not just in my immediate community but worldwide. A business model that is focused on philanthropy, having donated thousands of dollars to animal shelters and rescue groups over the last 2 decades. A business who gives b

NEW PAINTING Artemis

  Artemis, 36"x48", acrylic on a gallery wrapped canvas, sides painted with an extension of the surface design, $500 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Link to purchase is   here .  Inquiries are always welcome .  This is a powerful painting - not just in scale. The air wafts about inside the painting, and it feels as though that breeze travels out into the physical space around the painting. The bear is a gentle thrust displacing the air and creating gentle eddies that are both seen and felt. I am offering Artemis for a limited time - if she has not sold by November 29th (next Tuesday) I will reserve her for a winter exhibition. So if you love Artemis and would like her to show up in time for the holidays, this is your personal invitation to purchase her now. Otherwise she will return in February 2023. Make Artemis yours   here . Thanks so much for following along with - and supporting - my art journey, warmly, Kim  

NEW PAINTING Magnolia

  Magnolia, 24"x30", acrylic on flat panel, $1300 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Link to purchase is   here .  Inquiries are always welcome .  is the hair on the back of your neck standing up? how crisp is the air you are breathing? are you bathing in the moonlight? Inspired by the coyotes or wolves (not sure now what they were exactly) that serenaded us while camping in Maine last month, this painting just sings. The autumnal colors dance across the surface like the bird in flight (do you see her?), and the eyes gently follow you. This is a stunning painting to anchor a space with a strong architectural presence - perhaps over a fireplace or viewed through an arched opening. Make Magnolia yours   here . Thanks so much for following along with - and supporting - my art journey, warmly, Kim