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, November 27, 2007

"German Shepherd Study (Cujo)," 6" square, commissioned pet portrait, acrylic painting of a german shepherd on canvasboard, private collection (THANK YOU!).

Today's painting is another one packed with vibrant color. I am searching to find that perfect balance between color harmony and oversaturation. This piece works well in that regard - when I squint down at it, the values all read properly.

And when I open my eyes back up, I can't help myself - I grin right back at Cujo.

The Landscape 75 international show at the Richeson Gallery and School of Art in Wisconson has gone online - you can view my painting there, in some excellent company, at . It's not too hard to pick out which one came from my studio (although it IS NOT a dog!). I've been told that People's Choice voting will be online soon. Not that I'm suggesting anything......

I am also getting ready for my trip to the AKC/Eukanaba National Championship Dog Show later this week. I'll be flying to California to sign the posters made from my winning design (a collage of dog-a-day paintings) and wandering through the show. If you are able to attend the show, please stop by the AKC booth where I will be both days, from 10-2. It would be great to meet some of the human faces that go along with the dog-a-day project!

While in California I also plan on returning to some favorite haunts (The Getty Museum, Santa Monica's Promenade, driving through Kanan Canyon, and trying to catch a sunset dinner in Malibu for a start). I'm also looking forward to the sunshine - today the wind chill is a whopping 17 degrees!! The glass panes in the studio windows have been rattling, and I'm back to working in my layers of woolens and fingerless gloves. I don't do cold, yet I live in Michigan. Yeah, it makes no sense to me either!

Thanks, as always, for looking.
And for sharing these paintings with your friends and family.
Take care and I'll give you yet another face come tomorrow,

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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