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, July 13, 2007

“Symmetry (Border Collie Study),” 8” square, border collie portrait in acrylic on canvasboard. Inquiries to .

I always enjoying painting subjects that are black and white, because, as I shared earlier this week, black isn’t really black. And therefore, in my skewed world, white isn’t really white, either.

I found inspiration for “Symmetry” from a host of sources, and took various elements from different dogs in my coffer of reference materials to create today’s painting. It practically sings with color – all sorts of blues and greens and oranges. And as a final quirky touch, I repainted one eye pale blue.

I also played with abstractions here – practically splitting the canvas in 1/2 between black and white, but using directional brushwork and contrast within those areas to keep your eye moving and the painting balanced.

Thank you to returning client Judy Kroon, who purchased yesterday’s painting “Incognito.” That little piece could have sold 4 times over – I wish I had the time to whip out a handful of copies for each of you! (But hold on, because there are plans in the works to re-issue some of my favorite dog-a-day paintings as notecards and other items – stay tuned!)

Another thank you to Judy Woodfill, who returned after only a couple of days to add three more pieces to her collection!

And shame on me, but a belated thanks to another returning collector, Anna Hong, who purchased a tortie painting at the beginning of my vacation, which I totally flaked on marking sold.

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

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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