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.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


“Maggie,” 5x7, commissioned cocker spaniel pet portrait, private collection (THANK YOU!).

Maggie has quite the personality. She’s always chattering away and you can count on her to hold center stage quite comfortably. I wanted to capture Maggie’s engaging spirit, and painted her as though she was waiting to catch someone’s eye, and start up a conversation.

I also really played with color in her fur. Oranges, purples and blues, with some green in the shadows. The whole spectrum is in here! I love these sorts of paintings.

I’ve received a couple of emails from readers wanting to see non-commissioned works, and possibly add to their own dog-a-day collections. Next week will be the answer to their predicament.

Hard to believe, but it’s time once again for Shelter & Rescue Week. Next week I will focus entirely on the Oakland County Animal Shelter, and also highlight the Oakland Pet Fund (http://www.oaklandpetfund.org/) – a great organization dedicated to ending euthanasia of homeless adoptable and/or treatable companion animals in Oakland County by 2010. I visited the shelter today, learned more about the fund’s plan of action, and met many, many wonderful and endearing faces. It broke my heart to leave without one, but I don’t think I could have chosen just one even if that were an option. So stay tuned for next week – I may have a problem limiting myself even to 5 paintings!

Thanks as always for looking. I appreciate your time, and especially love it when you forward the paintings and share them with friends and family. The dog-a-day readers are a great group!
See you tomorrow,
Kim

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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