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.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Belle, a Chocolate Lab

Here's two studies of "Belle," a wonderful chocolate lab. "Chocolate Lab Study," 8" square. And "Hearty Laughter," 6" x 12".

My client sent a number of nice reference photos, and I couldn't stop at just one painting. Seems like it's been a recurring problem this week, too many good references for each dog!! I haven't heard back, so do not know which she will choose as her own. However, I will start a wait list for anyone interested - inquiries to .

Thank you and congratulations are due to returning client Liz Smith Yeats for her purchase of yesterday's painting of Jackpot, a Paws With a Cause service dog. 20% of the purchase will be donated to PAWS in her name.

Behind the scenes, I'm working on some more vintage Fisher Price dog paintings. I had a client ask about commissioning some piecess from the "Tags, Toys & Treasures" series ( for her nursery. She sent me a box packed with her and her husband's childhood toys. I'm setting different scenes up with the vintage Fisher Price dogs and various other items, and doing some quick painted sketches. I'll post a few next week so that you can see some of the combinations.

You are always free to share these paintings and the Painting a Dog a Day project with your friends and family - thank you for spreading the dog-a-day word!
I wish everyone a wonderful weekend.
See you Monday!

Kimberly Kelly Santini
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings
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enjoy the art.

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