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.

Friday, June 15, 2007


“Cairn Terrier Study,” 6” x 8”, terrier portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, $80. Inquiries to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .
SOLD.

There’s a little cairn like this one that frequents our local bark park. He struts through there as though he owns the place, and even the behemoths leave this little guy alone. Attitude clearly is everything.

This painting is deceptively simple looking. I started with an initial layer of pale blue, green and orange, and slowly built up the paint over the course of several hours, staggering the brushwork to match the wirey fur, and occasionally going back into particular areas with a stiff, dry brush, rubbing the edges out.

It has a fresh and spontaneous feel, despite the layers and the effort. And easy confidence, just like the little guy I see on our walks.

Thanks, as always, for looking.
And for sharing these paintings with friends and family!
Enjoy the weekend and Father’s Day,
Kim

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

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