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, January 22, 2008


"Buster," 6" x 12", commissioned border collie portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, private collection (THANK YOU!).

Yesterday I mentioned the token border collie who held his own amidst a cloud of jack russells. What better breed to fill those shoes?

Here's today's question: is Buster contemplating how to get the herd of terriers off the woodpile and to the back door as quickly as possible? Or is there a frisbee dangled just outside the picture frame (he has been known to mourn alongside trash cans which hold the remains of old discs).

The best part of all about this painting is that it is intended for my clients' son. He is a soldier having weathered 2 tours of duty in Iraq and 1 in Afghanistan. Buster helped this brave man maintain a healthy outlook while overseas, and now he will have a piece of his dog with him at all times, no matter what the conditions.

With a drastic shift of gears, congratulations and welcome to new collector Annie Crow for her purchase of "Corgi Butt" from the tail end of last week (yeah, I know, bad pun!). And Jack's painting (from yesterday) is going to his owners as well.

As to my informal survey about how much of the creative process to share, I received an overwhelming response. Your comments deserve careful consideration - the question was a complex one, and I'm fascinated by the wealth of your ideas. I will continue to ponder, and share my thoughts later this week. Meanwhile, if you haven't yet weighed in, I had asked what your feelings were on the creation process. I had read an article advising artists to maintain an aura of mystique when it came to discussing their work and methods, which seemed contrary to how I operated. Responses can be sent to me at ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .

Thanks as always for looking.
And for sharing these paintings with your friends and family.


Kimberly Kelly Santini
http://www.turtledovedesigns.com/
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings

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