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, December 11, 2007

"Samson," 6x8, commissioned cat portrait, acrylic on canvasboard, private collection (THANK YOU!).

This painting started out being about the background pattern - Klimpt-ish in nature. And then I stretched it into the fur, and allowed it to slowly take over everything but the eyes. And then I took a serious look at the painting, and it was no longer about the cat, but the pattern. Poor Samson had taken a back seat. I couldn't allow that.

So once the glazes dried, I repainted his fur, and Samson was back in all his glory. You can still pick out bits of the pattern if you look really closely.

But now the painting has a strong focal point - those yellow-green eyes. There's no battle going on between them and anything else.

Thanks, as always, for looking.
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Talk to you tomorrow,

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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