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“Winnie’s Smile,” 6” x 8”, mixed breed pet portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, private collection (thank you very much).

I had so much fun with Katie today, painting her was like painting an old friend. When I stepped back to squint down at and view what I thought might be the final version of the painting, I discovered (duh!) that Katie bears a remarkable resemblance to my cattle dog Finnigan. She has a similar bone structure to her face, although it’s a little longer. They also share that same relaxed expression, and yet I bet if a magic word were said (“walk” or maybe “play”) she would bounce into immediate hyperdrive.

Thank you to new collector Denise Gillen who purchased three favorites from the dog-a-day archives yesterday. Welcome to the group, Denise!

For those of you who may not be receiving your daily dose of the dog-a-days, it has come to my attention that if you just re-subscribe, the problem is fixed. Gotta love that! The signup option is available at the top of the blog page – http://www.paintingadogaday.blogspot.com/ – in the “Google Groups” box that reads “Train your email to fetch”. It’s also sprinkled liberally throughout both my websites – http://www.paintingadogaday.com/ and http://www.turtledovedesigns.com/ .

Thanks, as always, for your time.
And for sharing these paintings and stories with friends and family.
See you tomorrow!
Kim


Kimberly Kelly Santini
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