Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. Over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, race horses, children and other treasured heirlooms. In addition, I accept a limited number of commissions each year.

In 2015 I am honored to be the Kentucky Derby Artist.

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Meanwhile, thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sun Goddess


"Sun Goddess," 14" x 18", acrylics on museum quality panel, depicting Nita, one of my favorite muses. If any dog wears their heart on their sleeve (and Golden Retrievers tend to do that), it's this one!! In process photos are here, for those interested. And I would be remiss not to give props to Team Husar Wildlife Photography for permission to paint from their photos (I look forward to sharing Chicago with you soon, LH!)

The Sun Goddess is shortly heading south to her new home (a very warm welcome and lots of thanks to my new collector). Meanwhile, I am now accepting a limited number of special projects like this one. Please send inquiries to me


You know I love color, and this composition was perfect for me to revel in it. Pure, unapologetic color.

This piece started out Saturday as a very rough, bright layer, and I worked through the first 90% of it with a painting wedge (basically a long handled spatula). It also rather unconventionally included sandpaper. The paintbrush didn't come into the picture until relatively late.

I paint standing up, and did so the majority of the weekend (including a 9 hour stint Saturday where my feet were absolutely numb by the end). I continued to work a few hours last evening before deciding to sleep on it and take a peek today with fresh eyes.

My eyes liked!! Now to find a suitable muse to try this approach again.

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