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“Abigail,” 6” x 12”, Doberman puppy pet portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, private collection (thank you very much!).

I love getting pictures in the mail. And it’s even more fun when they are puppy pictures! I got a nice little stack of them a few weeks back depicting Abby and it was all I could do to stick to the schedule and make her wait her turn.

This is a difficult painting to photograph, being so very dark and richly toned in the shadows. The camera added a lot of contrast and blue to the painting – I tried to make some corrections in photoshop (my photoshop skills are improving slowly but surely!!).

In real life, Abby’s fur reads like silk, and the light in her eyes is tender. This will be a tough piece to ship off to it’s new home!

Thanks as always for taking the time to look at these paintings. I have gotten several notes this week about how the dog-a-day paintings make your work days a little brighter. I am happy to hear that – I remember myself how tough it can get when chained to a desk all day (my apologies if any of my former employers are reading this!!).

I also have gotten a couple notes from subscribers who aren’t getting the dog-a-days delivered to their mailboxes any longer. Nothing has changed at my end (that I’m aware of!) – if you are having problems, please let me know, and I’ll help troubleshoot the delivery issues. And don’t forget, if you don’t get the email, you can always keep up on the blogsite – .

Enjoy your weekend –
Thanks again,

Kimberly Kelly Santini
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings
come. sit. stay.
enjoy the art.

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