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.

Friday, October 05, 2007


“Kizzy,” 4x6, boston terrier dog portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, $75. Proceeds from the sale of Kizzy’s portrait will go to the Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue and her vet bill. Inquiries to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .
SOLD.

Kizzy is a senior BT who found her way to Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue after her original owner passed away. She’s overcoming some health issues (blindness, loss of hearing, mammary tumors removed), and might possibly spend the rest of her days as an advocate for the rescue, but as her foster family adores her, that’s not much of an issue.

And for whatever reason, this painting has photographed harshly. I’ve reshot it a number of times, but it has a beautiful warm glow to it – the white of Kizzy’s blaze is too blue in this jpg, and there’s a lot of violets and purples in the side of her face that’s fallen into shadow.

Through the end of this month, any commissioned dog-a-day portraits of Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue graduates will result in a reciprocal 20% donation back to the rescue. The same goes for the Friends of Michigan Animal Rescue group. Next month, Shelter & Rescue week will focus on service dogs and the organization Paws With a Cause.

A very special thanks to a new group of dog-a-day collectors who banded together to purchase the boston terrier painting “Max’s Grin” from Wednesday. They are gifting the piece to Max’s foster family, where Max’s painted smile can continue lighting up the home where his second chance began.

It’s gestures like this that reaffirm my belief in the good in this world.
I can’t think of a better way to take you into the weekend.

Thanks as always for looking. For sharing. For caring.
See you Monday with another face,
Kim

Kimberly Kelly Santini
http://www.turtledovedesigns.com/
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