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.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

“Monty,” 4x6, mixed breed commissioned pet portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, private collection (THANK YOU!).

ARTIST'S NOTE: I stand corrected. Monty is not a mixed breed, but a Havanese. Shame on me for not clarifying that prior to posting!! My sincerest apologies go out to Monty!!

This painting grew out of the same palette choices as yesterday. Even after just one day, I am more comfortable mixing the tones and values, and am continuing to learn how these new shades of red (cadmium red light) and yellow (cadmium yellow light) can work for me.

It’s especially tough when painting dogs that have very little pigment or color to their fur, finding the proper combination of values and tints that properly convey depth and light without being too heavy. I think these two might be just the trick!

I have another installment of class this evening, and while we will be working on a mostly white still life (and, alas, no dogs, unless they are of the ceramic kind!), you can bet I’ll come home with a few new tricks that I’ll play with more tomorrow!

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

Kimberly Kelly Santini
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings
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