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.

You may use the links below right to receive my daily paintings via email or to follow my blog with a feed. I post additional info, including in-process jpgs and other related information, on the studio Facebook page as well.

Meanwhile, thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Friday, March 02, 2007


I’m often asked where I find my models. Honestly, I see them every day, getting walked around town, playing at the Bark Park, patiently waiting in a car. I also try to go to various dog-friendly events, especially in the warmer months. Having a digital camera on hand makes it a lot easier when I do spy a potential muse….. although I have been caught without my camera and in desperation slipped a business card underneath someone’s windshield wipers.

Today’s dog is Kermit, a terrier mix I met at an adoption fair last summer. I snapped probably 2 dozen pictures of his precocious face. His wirey little body and moustache seemed very humorous. He had a lot of spunk – you’ll see another version of Kermit next week, introducing himself to a great dane. I’m certain the real Kermit has wormed his way into someone special’s heart.

Meanwhile, the painted version is a 4x6 canvasboard, and can be yours for $50 (that’s a lot less expensive than the real thing, and easier to clean up after, too!). Inquiries to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .
SOLD.

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

Kimberly Kelly Santini
http://www.turtledovedesigns.com/
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings

http://www.paintingadogaday.com/
come. sit. stay.
enjoy the art.

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