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, April 17, 2007

Continuing with the golden retriever theme today, I bring you Tory. Loved by everyone, Tory got invited on sleepovers and vacations, and shared 12 beautiful years with her family and their friends.

I don’t usually start my dog a days with an underpainting, but today something happened, and I ended up with this gorgeous green on the board. I picked the eyes out of the green, and then the nose followed, and I spent the remainder of the time pulling the wisps and feathers forward. The effect is fascinating – Tory sort of floats ethereally overtop her backdrop. It also showcases the brushwork, even the underlayers, which meant that I needed to pay close attention to each mark I laid down.

“Tory (Golden Retriever Study),” 6x12, acrylic pet portrait on canvasboard, collection of the Jeveli family (thank you).

Stay tuned for a third golden coming tomorrow.

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

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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