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, February 14, 2008

"Forgotton" (from the Tags, Toys & Treasures series), 4" square still life painting, acrylic on canvasboard, depicting a vintage lead puppy figurine, $99 to the first buyer. Inquiries to .


A package arrived recently from a good friend, and it was full of treasures. Little vintage figurines she had discovered during the years at flea markets, tag sales, where ever. A very loved collar from an old dog and past soulmate. And a solid collection of playmobil animals courtesy of her teenage son. I put the objects away so as to stay focused on the other pieces I had in process.

This morning when I was putting some other props away with my still life objects, this little puppy cried out to me. I had planned on painting something else today, but this guy was mighty persistant. There really is quite a bit of history in his chipped paint and patient stance. He was very loved at one point, I am certain. How could I say no to that face?

So I tossed discipline out the window entirely, and let him suck me into his little world for a bit. I'm glad that I did. I got this sweet little piece out of it.

And I also have two happy endings for you today.

Hutch, one of last week's dog-a-day portraits, has been adopted! I'd like to welcome Lisa Kennedy to the dog-a-day readership, and extend a good belly rub to Hutch, who's found his new forever home. Hutch has been adjusting well to life as an only (and soon to be terribly spoiled) dog - he's a 65 lb lap dog enjoying all the newness of family life, including walks and car rides and playing fetch in the snow.

Also, Finnigan has been released from veterinary care. He's home, getting lots of love himself, along with quite a few pills, a special diet, and instructions for limited activity through the weekend. Not quite himself yet, but there are signs of my dear friend slowly returning. Meanwhile we are enjoying quick jaunts around the block, and lots of quality snuggle time.

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

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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& 4-legged paintings
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