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

Friday, September 07, 2007



“Bruce (Scottie Study),” 4” x 8”, Scottie/Scottish terrier portrait in acrylic on canvasboard. Thank you to returning collector Janice Nelson for commissioning Bruce as part of the dog-a-day project.

This is one of those paintings that seemed to paint itself. Actually, I think my whole day has been like that!! I must have found my painting groove early on, and just rolled with it all day.

Anyways, I used a favorite trick of mine – tinting a color in the subject itself, and using that as my background. There are snippets of pink in Bruce’s moustache, and those are repeated in the background for an even and harmonious appearance. I used colors already mixed on my palette to darken the base of the background, and that, too, added to the harmony.

I’ve got one more painting for you, which I’ll share as a bonus dog-a-day tomorrow, since we had a short week. Like I said, I’ve had a wonderfully productive day in the studio!

Meanwhile, stay tuned for Shelter & Rescue Week next, when I’ll profile animals from the Oakland Pet Adoption Center, and tell you about the Oakland Pet Fund. Any commissioned dog-a-day portraits starring animals adopted from the Oakland Pet Adoption Center that are booked during the month of September will qualify for a 20% donation back to the shelter. Also, each of the paintings I do next week will be available for purchase, and again, 20% of their price will be returned to the shelter (and the Oakland Pet Fund!).

It promises to be a really fun week – wait till you see some of these faces!

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

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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