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
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

"Gunny's Pout," 8" square, commissioned maltese pet portrait, acrylic on canvasboard. I haven't had much luck lately, connecting with clients ahead of posting to see if they do indeed want to purchase their paintings. I believe this one to be spoken for, but as always, if you are interested, send a note, and I'll get a wait list going. Thanks in advance! Emails may come to .

I've recently become enamored of the drape of long fur across a dogs' spine. Under various lighting situations, this "part" can be so interesting. It's the perfect foil for my brushes, too.

That was just one of the areas that I loved working with in today's painting. Another bit I reveled in was the lack of value changes - it's all subtle shifts in color that shape Gunny's little body. And of course I concentrated the strongest color and largest value shifts right in his face, to underline the power of that pout.

Hard to resist this little guy, isn't it?!

Thanks as always for sharing these paintings with your friends and family!
See you tomorrow,

PS I'll be at the Detroit Kennel Club's Dog Show this week. You can find me at the AKC booth both days, from 1pm-3pm. Please stop by and sey hello!

Kimberly Kelly Santini
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings
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