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.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

It’s been a week of goldens!

Today’s painting is of Madison, a golden retriever who was raised with the intention of becoming a PAWS with a Cause service dog, but ended up having too much drive. Today she is a search and rescue dog with the Michigan Search and Rescue Operations Team.

It’s interesting to see the different moods in the last three paintings, all starring golden retrievers, all basically head studies, each painted with the same 4 colors (pthalo blue red, cad red dark, cad yellow dark and titanium white), yet every one of them with a distinctly different feel. This was a good exercise for me, proving that subject matter need not vary much to find creative variety and unique challenges.

“Golden Retriever Study (Madison),” 6x12, acrylic dog portrait on canvasboard, $80.

Because Madison was a PAWS candidate, I am donating 25% of this portrait’s sale to PAWS with a Cause.

I am also very excited to announce my newest dog-a-day project. The week of May 7th will be my inaugural Shelter and Rescue Week. Each animal profiled that week will come from a shelter or rescue, and proceeds from the weeks’ sales will be returned to the respective shelter or rescue that housed each daily muse. I also will extend the same 25% contribution towards any new dog-a-day commissions coming in that week from other animals adopted out through the highlighted shelters and rescues.

Thanks to you, the readers, who are making this generosity possible.

Shelter and Rescue Week will follow my Kentucky Derby Week. During Derby Week (April 30th-May 4th), I’ll be painting horses instead of the usual dogs. Just to mix things up a bit. J

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Kimberly Kelly Santini
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