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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Monday, February 12, 2007

This is a guy I’ve painted before. But I still haven’t gotten enough of his face. There’s a simplicity and honesty to his expression that thoroughly appeals to me, along with the exercise of painting black and white (that, as you can tell, really isn’t black and white).

This piece also is the product of a 3 week long demonstration I’ve led for my beginning painting students. It was a nice example of breaking the subject down into three values (the bold geometry of his markings set against the background), and working from general to specific as the layers of paint built up (you can see the looser brushwork quietly lying underneath the uppermost layers).

Boston Terrier Study, 6x12, acrylic on canvasboard, $90. Inquries to .

By the way, I’d love some more black and white models – I have a couple of ideas floating around in the back of my head for an exhibition I have this fall. Photos can come to

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Kimberly Kelly Santini
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