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
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

"Zack's Tongue," 6" x 12", commissioned maltese pet portrait, acrylic on canvasboard, private collection (THANK YOU!).

My client is thrilled with this painting - she says it perfectly captures Zack's smile and his contagious happiness.

I am thrilled with the painting for entirely different reasons (which I'm certain loyal Dog a Day readers can easily guess) - the brushwork, the juicy layers of paint, the edge-work (see how the sharpest edges are only at his nose and eye), the balance of values.

Without knowing Zack personally, I pulled out all the stops I could to make this painting stand tall. And it does so for all involved.

Thanks, as always, for looking and sharing these paintings with your friends and family!
Now I"m off to try and finish a large canvas starring a gloriously regal harlequin great dane portrait, a project that has been long in the making.......
See you tomorrow,

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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& 4-legged paintings
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