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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Friday, April 06, 2007

When I sat down to do today’s painting, I challenged myself to lay the paint down in shapes or plains. I started with a very loose generic shape with basic indications of the shadows and folds of skin, and worked upwards, making my marks gradually smaller and tighter. I intentionally left areas loose and not as defined as others – mostly to pull your eye directly into the dog’s gaze. I also stacked all the color right in his eyes.

I enjoyed the challenge working in this fashion presented, and will play with the approach some more next week. And I have some wonderful faces lined up already, too – it promises to be fun!

“In the Blind,” 6” x 12”, acrylic pet portrait on canvasboard, $90. All inquiries to .

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And for sharing these paintings with friends and family.
Happy Easter!

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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