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.

Monday, April 07, 2008


"Honey," 8" x 10", commissioned mixed breed dog portrait, private collection (THANK YOU!).

Don't fear - I am still on vacation. Spent today at the library (pouring over wordless childrens' books - the stories told through pictures/artwork alone), took a long walk with the kids - and dog - discovering signs of spring, did a little putzing in the yard (my daughter discovered with much excitement that the fairies had migrated home for the summer!), briefly met with a client and got the ok to glaze her portrait, and managed to start blocking in a very exciting and very larger than life terrier painting (28" x 20"!).

But this little piece is from a few weeks back, one of those days when I was rather productive, and had already posted 3 paintings. I know Honey's family wanted to see her "officially" on the blog, and she truly deserves it. Look at those eyes, with her dark eyeliner. And that pink, damp nose! And floppy velvety ears that are miles better than The Flying Nun's hat. I loved her serious face and all the nuances of her peachy markings (there is a white muzzle and blaze in there, just peeking through the apricots).

If you are interested in commissioning your own dog-a-day portrait, drop me a line at ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com . I am still on vacation through the remainder of this week, so be patient with regard to response time. I'm re-discovering the joys of a life that isn't tethered to the computer! But I would love to talk to you about your pet, and how we might be able to incorporate him/her into the Painting a Dog a Day project. I'm currently booking for April 2009.

Tomorrow it's the dentist, then off to get the boys new soccer cleats, followed up perhaps with a bike ride (the trail just south of our house will dump us at a Dairy Queen about 5 miles away.....). We shall see what the day brings!

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

Kimberly Kelly Santini
http://www.turtledovedesigns.com/
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& 4-legged paintings

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