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, January 30, 2008



From the top: "Cosmo" and "Vanilla". Cosmo, 6" square, commissioned mixed breed pet portrait, acrylic on canvasboard. Vanilla, 4" x 8", commissioned chihuahua portrait, acrylic on canvasboard. Both paintings are headed to a private collection (THANK YOU!).

The color is bold and juicy in each of these pieces, although at first glance the dogs themselves might not seem terribly colorful. After all, one painting is of a black dog, and the other dog is practically white. To me, black's resonate with violets and blues. Dogs Vanilla's color come complete with oranges, pinks, greens, and periwinkles. Hence my renditions.

I started another valentine painting this afternoon, and continued working on a larger still life built of vintage fisher price dogs. I also took down my show at the Orion Township Public Library, and spent some time sketching studies for a new large scale mastiff portrait. I'm about ready to settle down with a cup of tea and thumb through some of the art books I was able to pick up at the library - right now I am looking at John Singer Sargent's brushwork, Jamie Wyeth's use of line, and Kevin MacPherson's bold color.

Thank you to new collector Lisa Nelson and returning collector Barb Boyak, each of whom picked up an early valentine with one of yesterday's heart shaped dog tag paintings.

I always appreciate your time, especially when you choose to share the Painting a Dog a Day project with your friends and family.
Take care (and stay warm!!),
Kim

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

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