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, August 22, 2008

ROY G BIV, More Theresa!!


"ROY G. BIV," from the Theresa's Rainbow series, 32" x 16", depicting a pit bull rescue, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, $999. Inquiries to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .

Yes, Theresa's back again. This is a painting inspired by the 8 smaller 8" pieces I did a few weeks ago. I wanted to be able to exhibit the Theresa's Rainbow Series, but had a challenge. Several of the smaller paintings had sold, which broke up the integrity of the group.

I couldn't exhibit the giclee, because most spaces will hang only originals.

That left me one other choice. To paint an entirely new compilation, all 8 images together, on one stretched canvas. I've been burning the midnight oil (quite literally) all week long to get it done in time for a show.

This time I wasn't worried so much about getting a strict likeness - I concentrated more on edges and the balance of color/shapes/values across the painting's entire surface. This is a piece best viewed in person, to better appreciate the layered colors and painterly brushwork.

ROY G. BIV is headed to the 49th Annual Thumb Show Exhibition, which opens next weekend at Starkweather Gallery in Romeo. Michigan. Well, the painting still has to be juried into the show, but it represents one of my two entries.

I'm taking next week off from the Painting a Dog a Day project to savor the final dregs of summer with the kids. We plan on lots of swimming, squirt gun wars, watermelon, and long bike rides with the dog. I'll probably duck in here midweek to paint (and get a little mental health time!), but at this point I don't plan on doing much than enjoy my last window of free time with the family before school starts back up.

So I will see you again come September 2nd!
Talk soon,
Kim
www.turtledovedesigns.com
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