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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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

On top, “Fax,” 8” x 16”, acrylic on gallery stretched canvas. On bottom, “Fax,” 4x8, acrylic on canvasboard, dog a day painting. Both paintings in a private collection..

In addition to the smaller paintings on canvasboard (which I refer to as my dog-a-day paintings), I also complete stretched canvases in a variety of sizes. I wanted to show you this newly finished stretched canvas as a means of comparison, because I had painted Fax as a dog-a-day back in February.

The dog-a-day pieces are very spontaneous, and intimate. They have a tender quality and looser brushwork, and are typically inspired by one particular photograph.

The stretched canvases are more detailed, careful renderings, not just of a specific likeness, but of the animal’s nature. These paintings are a collaboration between myself and the animal’s person, and often pull in elements from multiple photographs.

I think you can get a sense of the difference between the two types by comparing both my likenesses here. It’s important, also to remember the difference in scale. The smaller piece is 1/2 as high as the larger painting, which still is rather intimate, at 8” x 16.”

I am very eager to ship my newest version of Fax to my client, who so far, has only seen it online. The unveiling is often the best part of the entire process!

Thanks, as always, for looking.
And for sharing these paintings with your friends and family!

Kimberly Kelly Santini
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings
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