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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Monday, June 23, 2008

A (Dog) Treat a Day



FROM TOP: "Sugared Lollipop I (Blue)," and "Sugared Lollipop II (Red)," both 6" x 8", from the "Tags, Toys & Treasures" series still life paintings, depicting crystalized sugar lollipops on wooden sticks, acrylic on board, $219 each to the first buyer (yes, I do combime shipping). Inquiries to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .

No, it's not a dog, but Finnigan sure would have liked to have gotten a hold of today's prop. I think he feeds off the kids' excitement. I did think ahead, and there were enough sugared lolli's for the whole neighborhood today. You have never seen so many blue and purple and green lips in one place before!! (Finni got his Heartguard, so he had a special treat, and although it didn't turn his lips any fun colors, he didn't seem to feel ripped off.)

A favorite artist of mine (Carol Marine, http://www.bluecloudstudios.com/) often separates her objects from their drape by a sheet of glass. This gives a subtle reflection to the setup, one that I tried to achieve today with the sugared lollipop and faded silks. I also tried to do this entire painting wet-on-wet, meaning that I continually moved/pushed the paint around before it dried.
And these things were HARD! Not many value changes, but just lots of subtle shifts in color. Yikes.

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