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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Thursday, January 03, 2008

"Red Gray Red Gray Red," 6" x 12", dog toy still life painting in acrylic on canvasboard, $200 to the first buyer. Inquiries to .

You know I am supposed to be on vacation from the daily paintings, yet when I set myself up to work on a larger canvas today, I had a tough time getting into the groove. So I cranked John Lennon on my ipod, I set the bigger painting aside for a little bit, and put my new still life area to work.

I am so pleased with this little piece - it's a great example of what I've been working towards all of 2007. The harmonious use of color, and taking advantage of those grays as a nice foil for the bolder strokes of color I love so much, and building a sense of light on the objects.

I would like to do a few others in similar sorts of configurations, and think the idea might even translate well into a larger canvas or make for an interesting grouping. Patterns with other colors, textures, or even body shapes/positions.

But for now these little dog figurines are getting put away so that I can get my big brushes out, and get going on this other wonderfully large painting.

Thanks for looking. And for sharing these with your friends and family,
Take care,

Kimberly Kelly Santini
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings
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