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, December 05, 2007

"Ole Blue Eye," 8" square, mixed breed dog portrait, acrylic on canvasboard, $180. $36 from the sale of this portrait will be donated to the Oakland Pet Fund (, an organization dedicated to turning Oakland County Michigan into a no more homeless pets community by 2010.

This is a sweet lab and border collie mix that was at the Oakland Pet Adoption Center (248-391-4100) last week - his expression was so endearing. Even crated, he appeared gentle, although very energetic. And peering from the depths of his crate, that one blue eye glowed with anticipation. A game of frisbee, perhaps? Or just a good ear scratch.

He got the ear scratching.

And with some luck he'll also get a new forever home for the holidays.

As with my other paintings, this piece is available for purchase to the first buyer. Email inquiries may come to .

Any commissions booked during December 2007 of animals adopted from the Oakland Pet Adoption Center qualify for a 20% donation back to the shelter. I will do the same for any portraits booked of PAWS With a Cause service dogs. To date Painting a Dog a Day has raised over $1800 for shelters, breed rescues, and PAWs With a Cause - I would love to see that figure cap $2000 by the end of the year, which is double the goal I set this last summer. I think we may be able to do it this week......! Commission inquiries may come to .

I realized last night that some of the newer dog-a-day readers may not be aware that the entire project (all 14 months of it!) is available on the project blog - . The blog is searchable by keyword too - you may key breed names or other keywords (like "shelter," "available," or "commission") into the white box in the uppoer left corner to see specific paintings.

Thanks, as always, for looking, and sharing and forwarding.
Happy holidays,
Back tomorrow,

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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