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.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


This is my brother’s dog, Chewie, so named because he looks quite a bit like Chewbacca. A big ole brindle mishmash of breeds, he also could be mistaken for a 100+ lb teddy bear.

In case you haven’t yet figured it out, I love painting brindles – there is so much color in their fur, and it’s a challenge for me to model their shapes without getting lost in the stripes and splashes of orange and blue. And Chewie was an even bigger challenge – not only is he brindled, but his coat is thick and fluffy and peach-fuzzy in places. Needless to say, I had fun.

So here’s Chewie, downsized into a 4x5 painting, peeking at you from his slumbers.

This one isn’t for sale – it’s for my brother, who year after year gets ripped off with a birthday the day after Christmas. Hope you like it, Sean - Happy birthday!!

Thanks as always for looking.
And for sharing the paintings with friends and family.
Kim

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

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