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, March 20, 2009

Kewpie Dolls


FROM TOP: "Kewpie Sitting" and "Kewpie Standing," both 8" square, acrylic on canvasboard, $150 each. Inquiries may come to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com .
 
Being as I spent most of today preparing invitations announcing my solo show coming up next month, I thought it would be appropriate to share two new paintings from the Tags & Treasures series.
 
Over the last year I've been collecting vintage toys and newer items that have a strong sense of whimsy and sentiment, and using them in simple still life settings. These kewpie dolls are just two of many that I have - I'm working my way through the stash of dolls, figurines, wind-up toys, game pieces, classic books, finger puppets, sock monkeys - you name it.
 
If you have a special item(s) you would like to see in paint, please contact me. We can arrange a loan or I could add it to this season's flea market wish list.
 
Meanwhile thanks for sharing my days!
Happy weekend,
Kim
 
PS Thank you to everyone who wrote me after reading yesterday's diatribe. Days like that would be much harder to bear if I didn't have the studio to escape to and the support of all of you to lean on. I really appreciate it!! Evan's feeling better, although he did spend another day at home. Today was much quieter - we spent hours plastering labels and stamps on the postcard announcements.
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