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 23, 2007

The sun was out for the first time in a few days, which really sent my spirits soaring. After a long walk and some Frisbee with my dog, I was eager to get painting. To make the most of the natural light, I set my board up with 4 different canvases, and started working on a variety of faces. I dug through my references, and the ones that spoke up this morning were all darker colored dogs, with light glinting off their sleek bodies. I wonder why…?

Here’s the best of those 4 boards – a Doberman pinscher study. You can see the looser brushwork around the edges of his face – those are some of the initial lines I laid down when drawing him onto the board. Those lines usually get rubbed out as the painting progresses, but today I left them in. They add a sense of energy and movement to the moment.

“Doberman Study,” 8x8, dog portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, $80. Inquiries to .

Thanks as always for looking.
And for sharing these paintings and the dog-a-day project with your friends and family.
And a special welcome to fellow Michganders who’ve found me through today's Oakland Press article.
Enjoy the weekend!

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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& 4-legged paintings
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