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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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Meet Gratziana, a Belgian Warmblood filly who’s portrait I get to paint. (Sometimes I have to pinch myself – this isn’t a Real Job, is it?!) As always, in preparation for larger paintings, I do several smaller studies to work out a few ideas in advance. And even though Ahna’s painting isn’t scheduled until later this summer, Derby Week’s daily horses gave me an excuse to dip into her reference photos.

She was a mere 7 weeks old when the photos that inspired this study were taken, but doesn’t she look all dolled up with her braids and silver trappings? I told my client that Ahna looks just like a little girl in lipstick and high heels.

“All Dolled Up (Ahna),” 8’x8”, equine portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, $80.


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Kimberly Kelly Santini
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