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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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

"Chinese Crested Study (Harlan), 6" square, chinese crested hairless dog portrait in acrylic on canvasboard. Proceeds from the sale of this painting will go to the Peke-a-Tzu Rescue. Inquiries may come to .

First, I'll introduce you to Harlan. Chinese Cresteds are new to this particular rescue, but who can resist those eyes? Or this little guy's sweet temperment. Harlan is an 11 year old Chinese Crested, always happy, dancing, tail wagging, and a HUGE cuddler.

The Peke-a-Tzu Rescue focuses on toy and small breeds. They are based in Michigan, with foster homes also in Indiana, Ohio and Florida. They specialize in senior dogs as well as those with physical or mental challenges. They rescue dogs from shelters, animal control facilities, and private owners. They provide a nurturing foster home for these little ones, along with proper veterinary care, until a new forever home is found. The rescues' operations are entirely supported by volunteer efforts. You can learn more about the Peke-a-Tzu Rescue and their adoptable dogs at .

Peke-a-Tzu Rescue is new to the Painting a Dog a Day project, and I'd like to thank their director Jan Collins, as well as a a client of mine who put the two of us together. As many of you know, the first week of each month is Animal Welfare Week. During that week I profile animals from shelters, rescues, or service dog organizations, and donate proceeds in return to the host shelter/rescue/organization. During 2007 the dog-a-day project raised nearly $2000 for these groups - I would love to see that figure double in 2008!

We'll continue tomorrow with another dog from Peke-a-Tzu Rescue, and finish the week off with two from the Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue. As with the regular dog-a-day paintings, these will be sold to the first buyer. Again, inquiries about Harlan's painting may come to .

Thanks, as always, for looking.
And for sharing these paintings with your friends and family.
Stay tuned for a bonus posting later this afternoon!

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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