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, November 05, 2008


"A Long Night (Emma and Marcy)," 8" x 16", commissioned golden retriever portrait in acrylic on board, private collection (THANK YOU!). Inquiries (including how you can commission your own Dog-a-Day portrait) may come to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .

"A Long Night" is a special holiday gift for my clients' parents, who lost both dogs this last year. Although there is a new generation of goldens in the household now, there is no denying the special place Emma and Marcy held.

And yes, the title is a nod in part to how late I stayed up following election results. The piece isn't entirely done (maybe 90%) - it's scale and intricacy is far more than what I normally tackle in one day, even with a full eight hours of sleep. So I'll live with Emma and Marcy for a couple days, identifying what should be finessed. But in the meanwhile, I wanted to share their painting with you.

Sleep well tonight!

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