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.

You may use the links below right to receive my daily paintings via email or to 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.

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

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Monday, October 30, 2006


Golden Retriever puppy, 5x7, dog painting in acrylic on canvasboard, $60. Inquiries to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .

What a great pet portrait to add to someone special's stocking......

SOLD. And he will be in someone's stocking!!

Kim


Kimberly Kelly Santini
www.turtledovedesigns.com
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings

Friday, October 27, 2006

Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Misty's

Blue Misty, 6x8, canvasboard.
Pink Misty, 4x5, canvasboard.

SOLD.

Over the weekend I did two studies, both pet portraits, playing with values and the temperature of the light. I painted a specific dog, and thus, both works are now hanging in their new home.

Kim


Kimberly Kelly Santini
www.turtledovedesigns.com
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings

Basenji study, 5x7, dog painting on canvasboard, $60. Inquiries to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .

SOLD

Kim


Kimberly Kelly Santini
www.turtledovedesigns.com
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings

This is yesterday's painting. Still playing catchup!

Pug study, 5x7, dog painting on canvasboard, available for $60 to first buyer. Inquiries to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .

Kim


Kimberly Kelly Santini
www.turtledovedesigns.com
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings
From Tuesday, when the Dog a Day idea first hit me. After I picked myself up, brushed myself off, and figured out the whole logistics of the project, there was no time left to actually do the post of the painting!!

Here she is.

Chihuahua study, 4x5, dog painting on canvasboard.

SOLD


Kim


Kimberly Kelly Santini
www.turtledovedesigns.com
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Yes, you read the title properly. I MUST be crazy.

To commit to painting a dog every single day.

Simply to paint every single day.

But I think I can do it.

Well, perhaps I should revise that. I know I can do it.

I know I can. I know I can.

Why does that sound familiar?????

Actually, I am inspired by my mentor Elin Pendleton, who recently completed an entire year of a painting each day. And there's a whole group of committed artists doing this already on www.dailypainters.com - there's some pretty exciting artwork going on there! Capped onto these ongoing projects my recent exercise of starting a new little piece each day to warm myself up for (supposedly) bigger and better things.

You see, I am a pet portrait artist by trade. I paint dogs and cats and horses and guinea pigs and all other assortment of animals. But it's dogs that make up the majority of my work.

And their great diversity in proportion and expression continues to fascinate me.

So, I'm defining a pretty ambitious project here.

One dog painting each workday for the next year. (Yeah, I'll give myself the weekends off. Pretty generous, eh? Actually, just trying to be practical here...)

So stay tuned tomorrow for the next installment.

Until then, thanks for looking, as always!

Kim


Kimberly Kelly Santini
www.turtledovedesigns.com
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings


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