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.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

“Emily,” 5x7, commissioned shihtzu pet portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, private collection (THANK YOU!).

I love the full-on frontal face of this breed. All the fur, going this way and that, the nice ole topknot, those big doe eyes. I had more fun with my brushwork on Emily’s painting, really playing with the direction of her wisps, and the reflection of sky off her eyes and that tiny little nose. She was a doll to paint.

On other news, we returned yesterday from our long weekend getaway, where we celebrated my brother’s wedding in grand Texan style. My new sister is incredible, and I couldn’t have chosen better myself (hee hee – I know you’re reading this, Karla!!). But I’m back in the studio, refreshed, a little sunburned (which is a treat in Michigan in October!), and ready to conquer the busy weeks leading into the holiday season.

I am wading through all the mail and paperwork here in the studio, sending acknowledgements out to those of you who submitted dog tags (tags may still come to me at 346 N Anderson, Lake Orion, MI 48362). And I am still catching up with a few emails and phone calls (I appreciate your patience, those of you who inquired about portraits while I was away).

Yet another kudo (make sure to read my special announcement from earlier today): The Painting a Dog a Day project is featured in the December issue of Dog Fancy!! I suspect that my email box will shortly start filling with a greater vengeance than is usual this time of year. If you have any questions or concerns about your project, now is the time to voice them, so that I may respond more quickly than, say, another week or so, when my readership will have grown.

I am going to get more protective of my time at the easel, too, as I’m committed to 2 dog-a-days most workdays leading into December, and I have a number of larger paintings that must be finished too. This means limiting my time at the computer. Unfortunately, some emails might linger in my box for a handful of days – I promise to respond as soon as I can, and I promise to give each inquiry the same care and personal attention that you have grown to expect (and deserve!).

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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