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.

Thursday, April 05, 2007



Hearing the wind howl all night, and waking up to 2” of snow just sucked the motivation out of me. Of course, part of that could have also been due to the mountain of laundry and endless household surfaces beckoning for Lysol. I do feel human again, though, which is a huge plus.

But I did not curl up on the couch like I wanted to. I did the laundry, and killed two cans of Lysol along with a good amount of bleach. The flu germs should be gone (I don’t want to say that they ARE gone, because I do not want to curse us yet again).

And then I painted a dog lazing on the couch. Next best thing to doing it myself, right?

This is from a stack of 150+ photos I shot in preparation for a larger painting. Harley is the most handsome harlequin great dane I’ve ever seen, and I am very eager to paint him again and again and again. I may do overkill with the preparatory studies, as his coloring is such a joy to work with, but that’s the beauty of the whole dog-a-day project, isn’t it?!

“Lazy (Dane) Day,” 4” x 8”, acrylic dog portrait on canvasboard, preparatory study for larger painting, and not currently for sale. My client has first dibs on this painting, but inquiries are always welcome: ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com.
SOLD.

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

Our group is growing in leaps and bounds, and I love getting to know those of you who have taken a few minutes to write me an email and say how much you are enjoying the dog-a-days. I promise to answer every note.

Meanwhile, I’m warming up some soup and heading to the couch myself.
Kim

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

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