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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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I took a break from the Granny Squares painting to get some work completed on a number of commissions. You see, in addition to these daily paintings, I also do commissioned portraits of specific animals, along with other paintings that I enter in exhibitions across the country. Both of these other sorts of paintings carry various deadlines – perhaps a submission deadline for a particular show, or a birthday or other special event where the portrait is to be unveiled. It’s a constant juggling act, making sure the appropriate paintings are completed in time and delivered to where they need to go.

Which leads me to today’s piece.

In a perfect world, there is some overlap between the daily paintings and the commissioned portraits. That’s where today’s piece comes in. It was a study done in preparation for a larger painting. I wanted to try some new color combinations for the typical Doberman coloring – black with tan markings – and had some success with quinacridone crimson and indanthrone blue. The trick with these darker dogs is capturing the density of their inky black without compromising the violet shade of the reflected light.

“Adoration,” 4x6, dog portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, $50. Inquiries to .

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Kimberly Kelly Santini
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