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.

You may use the links below right to receive my daily paintings via email or to follow my blog with a feed. I post additional info, including in-process jpgs and other related information, on the studio Facebook page as well.

Meanwhile, thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Emma & Milo, Shih Tzu Schmit Tzu


FROM TOP: "Milo," 5" x 7"; and "Emma," 6"x8"; both commissioned shih-tzu portraits in acrylic on canvasboard, both headed to a new home (THANK YOU!). Inquiries to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .

These two remind me of Muppets. Such lively little faces, with fur and hair everywhere. And a total contrast to today's studio background soundtrack - I started out with The Nutcracker (it WAS snowing this morning), but it wasn't edgy enough, and I shifted gears to Amy Winehouse. What a fun day in the studio!!

You might have noticed the subtle new look to the daily emails. That's because I've changed delivery services. I learned that Google Newsgroups, my old provider, was not reliable. Over the last week, when investigating why some Dog-a-Day subscribers were not receiving their daily painting, I discovered that some email servers block Google generated emails, especially those with attachments or images, as part of their spam reduction efforts. I couldn't have readers missing out on the dailies, so migrated the Google Newsgroup to a new service.

As part of this change, I am now able to offer subscription sign-up to both the Dog-a-Days and my seasonal studio newsletter on the Painting a Dog a Day blog. Check it out at www.paintingadogaday.blogspot.com (or if you are reading this on the blog, scroll your eyes over to the right and check out the sidebar).

Also, you can always let me know if you are not receiving your daily postings (because I AM painting every day, and often weekends!!) or if you are getting multiples.

Thank you to those who participated in the ebay auction which ended last night. I'm considering listing additional paintings in the coming weeks - let me know if you are interested in seeing more auctions, and if so, what you would like to see, and I'll put something together.

And thanks also to all my new collectors - the Dog-a-Days are getting snapped up as quickly as I can paint them!

I appreciate your time, as always. Thanks so much for being part of the Dog-a-Day journey.
See you tomorrow,
Kim
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