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NEW PAINTING Dove 3

"Dove 3," 11" x 14", acrylics and pencil on stonehenge paper, small white margin on edges (not pictured), $399 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Inquiries may always cometo me.

In between working on commissions, I am continuing my own learning via mentoring sessions withAnne Siems. I'm also takingan online workshop with Stanka Kordic.This piece was a eureka sort of painting in that it begins to meld what I am trying to learn from both these extraordinary women.

Someone asked me recently why I study with other artists. It's because I'm never fully satisfied with what I know how to do. There's always people better than me at something or another, and I want to try to peek inside their brain to figure out how they weave their magic. Then I can adapt that to my own goals and style. It would be boring to paint the same way, every day, for eternity. I want to evolve and grow. Always.

(and if you feel the same way, maybe you want tovirtually join me in…
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ZOOM Journaling - new class - ROOTED

A couple weeks ago I taughtmy first zoom workshop, mono printing in our journals, and it was a wonderful experience. Zoom allows me to demonstrate my process, simultaneously share my journal and my palette, and interact with participants in real time. Additionally, the class video becomes available afterwards for direct download for any students wishing to try the lesson on their own time after the fact.

If you haven't yet tried journaling, what's holding you back? There's no need for previous arting experience (I promise you that - as complex as my pages may look, they are simple exercises that can be completed by anyone), no specialized art materials or equipment. And no expectation that what you make will hang on a wall or even ever have to be shared. All you need is the desire to make some marks and play with the tools. So please consider joining us - either in a zoom session, or one of the free#journalthroughit classes.

If you are an avid journaler, you will be excited …

NEW PAINTING Grace

"Grace," 18" x 24" x 1-1/2", acrylics on cradeled panel, commissioned portrait of a wonderfully sweet chocolate lab.

Grace was perfectly behaved while here in the studio. Isn't she just the absolute best? Pearls and a Tiffany blue ground for a princess of a pup. This painting has been in the works for the past 5 months. The studio seems a little gloomier without her sweet little face to brighten things up.

And while I hate to say it, it's not too early to be planning for holiday gift giving. I'm booked well into September at the moment.. I am happy to discuss a portrait of your beloved family member - prices start at $499 for an original painting of museum quality.Reach out nowand we can lock your project in before the year's end.

Thanks, as always, for following along on my art journey!
Warmly, Kim

#journalthroughit Puppy Therapy

There's a new Santini in town - meet Bean! The Princess brought home a cattle dog-corgi mix puppy over the weekend, and it didn't take long for this little girl to make it onto my easel. Well, actually, into my journal that is.

This week's#journalthroughit lessonwill be one giant dose of puppy therapy. Which, I think given the uncertainty and unrest in the world right now, we all could use. We'll create a mixed media page inspired by Bean - or your own special furry family member. Pull upthe studio's Facebook pageat 11:30am eastern this Thursday (July 23) for the live lesson, ortune inat your convenience afterwards. As always, #journalthroughit classes are free, and the programming isfunded by your donations.

And if you want even more time working in your journal, join me again at 6pm that same day fora journal lesson delivered via Zoomon monoprinting. I decided to offer my monthly in-person journaling class online, which means that you can art with me even if there&…

NEW PAINTING Lola

"Lola," 8" x 10", commissioned pet portrait, acrylics on cradeled panel, private collection. This painting is slated to be gifted soon - I have permission to share her, BUT, if you happen to know a Lola who looks exactly like this, you are now in on the secret.

Want a portrait for your own self? I'm currently selecting projects for fall delivery. Inquiries can always come straightto me.

Thanks, as always, for following along on my art journey!
Warmly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Mending the Rift

"Mending the Rift," 18" x 20", acrylics and mixed media on paper, $749 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Please note that this painting will need to be framed by the collector. I accept paypal, venmo, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries can always come straightto me.

Still painting hope, but there's a tinge of heartache in this one too.

Tomorrow's#journalthroughit lesson(live streamed on my Facebook page) will be about taking a line for a walk. Tune in at 11:30 am eastern to learn how to create lines with personality and character. I've also got a special evening journaling session via Zoom scheduled for next week - all the details arehere.

Thanks, as always, for following along on my art journey!
Warmly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Possibility

"Possibility," 18" x 24", acrylics and mixed media on panel, $799 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, venmo, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries can always come straightto me.

A quiet painting, one to make you pause. I've been thinking a lot about fall's return to school, and what that could mean to this generation of children. And to The Man Child (my oldest son, for those of you new to my mailing list), who is an educator. And to all my friends and loved ones who also work in the schools. It's a complex situation without precedent. It weighs heavy on my heart, and I know I am not alone.

But this painting holds out hope. So I'm going to run with that. Hope that those in charge of determining what the classrooms will look will like do their best in creating a safe model for education system.

Thanks, as always, for following along on my art journey!
Warmly, Kim