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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Friday, February 29, 2008


"Kizzy Kitty," 8" square, commissioned siamese balinese cat portrait, private collection (THANK YOU!).

Had I been really creative and on top of things, I would have painted something leaping today. Boy did I miss that one!! Instead, you get a very serene and proud cat. She is full of gorgeous muted color, if that makes up for my lack of proper planning in any way. (Color always makes me feel better, although I know it doesn't have the same effect on everyone!)

Guess this is one of the downfalls of booking portraits so far in advance. I scheduled dog-a-day commissions for all of this year, and then realized I hadn't taken holidays into consideration, or even a vacation (what's that?!). I did go through my calendar and shuffle things around a little to allow myself time to work on projects, and give me a little r&r every so often.


And this is my latest large scale Tags, Toys & Treasures painting, still in process, but I am so excited that I just had to share. It is 18" x 24", on canvasboard, with a working title of "Recommended Reading." It includes a mohair straw-stuffed terrier (on loan from another artist) perched atop of some of my favorite childhood titles. I'm almost finished painting the books, and then will complete the shadows and background, leaving "Jack" for last. And yes, it's signed already, but only because I wanted to do more of that funky lettering from the spine of the lower book - I couldn't resist! I do plan on issuing prints of this image when it's completed, so don't hesitate to drop me a line if you are interested: ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com . I plan to complete this painting in another two weeks so that I can send it to an exhibition at the end of this month.

New collector Lynne Williams purchased the pomeranian painting from last March 1st - thank you, Lynne, and welcome to the dog-a-day family!

Next week is March's Animal Welfare week, and I'll be profiling service dogs from Paws With a Cause. You can read abotu Paws With a Cause at www.pawswithacause.org .

Thanks for your time and for sharing these paintings with your friends and family. I always appreciate those recommendations!
Take care and have a safe weekend,
Kim

PS Don't forget that I'll be at the Detroit Kennel Club Dog Show both Saturday and Sunday from 1-3 at the AKC booth. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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