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
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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Here’s the painting I mentioned last Friday when I painted Kermit (the little terrier). In this piece I had intended to focus on the dane’s lips, their pendulous quality while he and Kermit touched noses, but it wasn’t meant to be. The scale of this piece was such that it became more about the dog’s shapes, the positive and negative space. I’ll have to save the lips for a larger piece!!

That’s one of the beauties of this project – I’m learning about details and composition - what works on a smaller scale, and what elements can be accented on a larger piece. I’m also learning how to work on the fly – if something isn’t coming together, to let it go, and follow the spirit of the painting and let it teach me something new.

“Pleased to Meet You (Great Dane and Terrier),” 8” square, double dog portrait on canvasboard, $80. Inquiries to .

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Kimberly Kelly Santini
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