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.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Today I tackled a photo submitted by a Dog-a-day reader and fellow artist. She admitted that the photo wasn’t of the greatest quality – Boomer is primarily black, and the picture was taken in the snow, so there was a lot of contrast and not much detail. But there was all sorts of fur, the wispy kind that I adore, so it was easy to get sucked in.

I did have some issues determining his exact markings – were those highlights on his fur, or merling? But the resulting piece has some nice color and brushwork. And I wouldn’t mind painting him again, maybe bigger, and really getting to go to town on his ruff and blaze. That’s one of the great side effects of doing these little pieces – it’s becoming more obvious (to me) what sorts of things I truly enjoy painting. Boomer is one of them!

“Australian Shepherd Study (Boomer),” 4x4, acrylic on canvasboard, $50. Inquiries to .

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And for sharing these with friends and family.

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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