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.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I wanted today’s post to reflect a full day’s work, but the power has started flickering again, so I’m going to err on the side of caution, and send something off now. J

Continuing the saga of this painting, you can see how I determined the folds of cloth and patterning in the blanket. I also redrew the dog, changing the twist of his legs, and beefing up his cheek and chest where before there had been negative space.

During this whole process I have been using brushwork that follows the lay of Finn’s fur. This will create depth and also allow bits of stronger color to bleed through the final upper layers.

I’ve also started to pull some of the green of the afghan into the blues of the dog and vice versa.

Next I will work on refining my light source, double checking my values, and starting to build up the lower shadows in the holes of the blanket.

Promises to be a busy night!
More tomorrow.

As always, thank you for looking.
And for taking the time to share these paintings with friends and family.

Kimberly Kelly Santini
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings
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