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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Thursday, October 18, 2007

“Inseparable (Chloe and Sadie),” 8x16, commissioned Cavalier King Charles Spaniel pet portrait in acrylic on canvasboard. I haven’t gotten the final approval from my client yet (she thought she would be getting two separate portraits), so there is the possibility that this painting will be available for purchase. Inquiries to .

These two sweet girls were adopted from a shelter, having been rescued from a backyard puppy mill. They now are terribly pampered, complete with bling, but I preferred to paint them enjoying each other’s company, relaxed and clearly living a good life.

I don’t usually paint two dogs in one frame – had, actually, scheduled two separate days for Chloe and Sadie. But one of the reference photos showed them curled up together on a quilt, lying on each other’s ears, and I was sold. There’s an exception to every rule, you know?!

I’m starting to shift my color palette, which I think is a result of the class I’ve been taking. My pthalo blue has been replaced with ultramarine, and I’ve added quinacridone crimson to the mix, in order to add some depth and density to that blue. I’m also using both light and dark cadmium reds and cadmium yellows.

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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