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.

Friday, March 16, 2007


Smoky tipped fur is fun to paint. Typically the shadows or deeper colors are at the roots of the fur. But when a dog has a thick coat of dark tipped fur, the rules are reversed. And I love getting to break the rules!

Again, I used a different blue than my typical pthalo – this time indanthrone – which created some beautiful ochres and greens. I think it’s also fairly obvious that I enjoyed the brushwork, too.

My original intent was to add falling snow, and tip his nose with some, but I felt like the surface was busy enough. I’ll save that idea for another painting…..

“Shepherd Mix Puppy,” 5x7, acrylic pet portrait on canvasboard, $60. Inquiries to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .

Congratulations and thank you to new collector Brenda Dale for her purchase of yesterday’s boston profile.

Thanks, as always, for looking.
And for sharing these paintings with friends and family.
The dog-a-day circle is growing, and I’m thoroughly enjoying getting to know my readers and their companions.

Happy St Patty’s to all (and my apologies for not realizing I should have painted an Irish Wolfhound today!!),
Kim

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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