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, May 07, 2008

Animal Welfare Week - Two Kittens


"Saucer Eyed," 4" x 8", tabby cat portrait, featuring a resident of the Oakland Pet Adoption Center, acrylic on board, $149 to the first buyer. $28 from the sale of this painting will be donated to the Oakland Pet Fund (http://www.oaklandpetfund.org/) in support of their goal to make Oakland County Michigan a no-more-homeless-pets-community by 2010. Inquires to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .
SOLD.

This painting makes me feel warm all over. The oranges radiate the heat of a fire, and the bright eyes lock you into the glow. This little kitten was very interested in all that I did, and demanded a painting that oozed with her curiousity and precociousness.


"Hope," 6" square, marmalade cat portrait, featuring a resident of the Oakland Pet Adoption Center, acrylic on board, $149 to the first buyer. $28 from the sale of this painting will be donated to the Oakland Pet Fund (http://www.oaklandpetfund.org/) in support of their goal to make Oakland County Michigan a no-more-homeless-pets-community by 2010. Inquiries to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .

SOLD.

This cat was determined to tug the camera bag off my shoulder. He kept swatting and stretching and contorting himself, especially when I had my back to him. He'd hook his claws into the strap webbing and give it a solid tug, leveraging himself against the face of his crate. The kennel staff said he was constantly having a go at their keys and clothing. He would be a pro at scaling drapes, and great entertainment racing up and down the backside of upholstered furniture.

Both these cats reminded me of one we had years ago. As a kitten, Bailey would race into the room, leap onto a rocking chair, use the upholstered back as a ramp, and vault onto the valence above the bay window. Then she would hang there and cry till someone came and got her down. Only to do it all over agin five minutes later. She wasn't blessed with much gray matter, but she was tenacious, persistant, and terribly loved.

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

Kimberly Kelly Santini
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