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.

You may use the links below right to receive my daily paintings via email or to follow my blog with a feed. I post additional info, including in-process jpgs and other related information, on the studio Facebook page as well.

Meanwhile, thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Friday, August 10, 2007



“Uggh! (Ruger),” 6x8, mixed hound dog pet portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, $120. Inquiries to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .
SOLD.

This is a little how I feel right now. I’ve been working literally all day long, tagging paintings, organizing materials, and getting myself all situated for tomorrow’s Dog Days event. And still, after a whole day of packing and sorting, I’m thinking of things to toss into the pile.

My booth will be open from 10am-3pm, and I’ll be there with bells on (oh – wait – I haven’t packed those yet!), eager to meet new clients, both 2 and 4 legged. You can find me at the southern most end of Anderson Street in Lake Orion, between the fire station and the Orion Art Center.

There will be a non-denominational blessing of the dogs at 11, a pet parade at 12, a rubber duck race at 1pm, and various award winners chosen throughout (including the appointment of Lake Orion’s new Doggy Mayor, who receives an 8x10 dog-a-day portrait!!). It will be a busy, busy day, that’s for certain.

So Ruger’s painting here is the final one in a week long of paintings focused on Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. I know I’ve been plugging it all week, but for more information about the shelter, visit their site at http://www.bestfriends.org/. They truly are a worthwhile organization making tremendous changes in a huge number of animals’ lives.

Meanwhile, I will continue to offer a 20% donation to Best Friends on all commissioned dog-a-days through the month of August – simply mention the shelter when you book your commission. I’m working towards a $1000 donation goal – and am over $250 already, thanks to your generosity!!

A very special thank you to new collector Laura Smith for her purchase of Thursday’s “Hope.” And a big wet sloppy kiss to a second new collector, Annette Bonelli, for buying ZoeyAnne’s painting from yesterday.

Thanks, as always, for looking.
And for sharing with friends and family,
Hope your weekend is full of long walks and a couple of good naps in the sun,
Kim

PS Ruger is available for adoption – you can view his bio at http://network.bestfriends.org/MessageBoards/TopicPopup.aspx?g=1a0fd2cd9f2f4c5dac3274d536f3e9c9&t=12888

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

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