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 28, 2007


Several years ago I was asked to paint a double portrait, two collies, on the beach. It was a challenge for me, balancing the colors found in my objects with the same colors apparent in the background, and still achieving a sense of depth. What really sticks in my mind, though, were their blissfully happy faces, surrounded by heavy ruffs that swayed and lifted in the wind.

That was the sense I was trying to capture in today’s painting, a tiny 4x5” canvasboard. One happy face, bathed in reflected light, with fur gently tousled by the wind. Done from memory, and really just a simple and fun exercise in mixing color – warm yellow hues on the left and wherever the sun might tip, and those same hues with a touch of blue for the shadows.

“Collie Study,” 4x5, acrylic dog painting on canvasboard, $50. Inquiries to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .

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

Kimberly Kelly Santini
http://www.turtledovedesigns.com/
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