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Today you get 2 for 1. Consider it my Labor Day gift!

First I'll give you "Spencer," a german shepherd portrait, sized 5x7. This is another commissioned pet portrait, and part of the same collection as yesterday's Peyton.

As is "Remi," the second piece, depicting a rottie-bermese mountain dog mix. At 8x16, Remi's portrait is packed with detail and actually is one painting I wouldn't mind keeping for myself. (Sorry, Spencer) But she'll get wrapped and shipped off with her brothers next week.

Those of you who perhaps have taken a life drawing class will laugh at this - but I feel like Remi is a nude stretched out with a drape and diffused lighting..... yeah, I'm a little twisted!!

Both of these portraits I started earlier this week at the Michigan State Fair demo. Once I got them home, and was able to add white to my palette, all it took was a couple of hours and they were done.

I wish all my readers a safe holiday weekend. Ours will be spent at a soccer tournament, punctuated with what promises to be a great live concert by one of our favorite local bands (yeah Radiocraft!! and, if I'm lucky, a little bit of antiqueing, too.

I'll return with the dog-a-days on Tuesday of next week, after I load the kids onto their respective buses, and then tire the dog out so much so (a long walk/bike ride, followed with some frisbe) that he can't pout and sulk too badly the remainder of the day.
See you in a few days,
and thanks, as always, for looking,

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

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