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, March 14, 2007

For the last 6 months or so I’ve been using pretty much the same 5 tubes of paint, give or take a daub here and there of something different. This is completely opposite the manner in which I used to work, with 30 different pots of paint scattered across my taboret. Classes and conversations with a number of other artists convinced me to pare things down, and get to know some of the old standby’s a little better.

I’m not sure whey, but today I felt the need to switch up my palette, and swapped my regular blue and red for two new ones. I immediately felt a little outside my comfort zone – I didn’t realize how much I had taken my old friends Pthalo Blue and Cadmium Red for granted. But I thought Prussian Blue would give me an inkier edge to the black markings on today’s border collie, and it did.

“Border Collie Study,” 4x6, acrylic dog portrait on canvasboard, $60. Please send all inquiries to .


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

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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