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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Monday, May 14, 2007

Such a tender expression! This is Duncan, just a few weeks into this world when the reference photos for this painting were taken. “West Highland Pup,” 8” square, private collection.

West Highland Terriers have beautiful fur – translucent wisps of wirey fur, going in every possible direction. Add those inky black eyes and a soft damp nose, and they become pretty irresistible.

In order to capture the density of his coat, I laid down violets and greens before topping them with apricot and pink glazes. The eyes got painted first, too, so that the fringe framing his muzzle could float overtop his gaze just so.

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Kimberly Kelly Santini
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