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, February 07, 2007

Revisiting Bailey yesterday reminded me how much I loved all her wisps and color – she had almost a lion’s mane of buff fur that framed her darker speckled face.

So I took that effect as a starting point this morning, and did this little gem of a tortoise-shell long haired cat.

Lots of greens and blues – can you tell that I shifted my palette today, and switched out a couple colors? I used a lighter shade of my cadmium red, and swapped the cad yellow for a hansa – this allowed the warmer pthalo blue to really step forward and anchor the cat’s face.

“Tortie Study,” 4x6, $50. Inquiries to

I am also excited to share some exhibition news with you. December 28th ‘s dog-a-day “Bulldog Study” has been accepted into the Art Show at the Dog Show in Wichita, Kansas. What nice validation that these little paintings ARE art.

Thanks, as always, for looking.
And for sharing these paintings with friends and family!

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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& 4-legged paintings
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