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.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Little Masked Man, Australian Shepherd Pup

"Little Masked Man (Aussie Pup)," 4" x 6", Australian Shepherd puppy portrait, acrylic on canvasboard, $199. Proceeds from the sale of this painting will support my shelter, the Oakland Pet Adoption Center, who by the way, just announced they will hit their goal of being a no kill shelter by 2010!!!
 
Inquiries may come to me.
 
Those curious to hear how the Oakland Pet Adoption Center tackled the problem of homeless pets in our community may read more about it here.
 
The inspiration for this painting came from photos submitted by a Dog-a-Day reader who does fostering and rescue work. Last fall she sent multiple pics of this litter, and I fell in love. I've got another painting in process on the easel - red and blue merled pups.
 
I know I've fallen a little behind on my email and client correspondence, but was smacked silly today when I sat down to prep contact sheets and realized I had no photos from any of the four clients booked for this week. I went ahead to the next week and saw the same thing, along with the following 3 weeks.
 
Ok, I have a couple photos on hand for the next month's worth of portraits, but overwhelmingly I do not have the references I need to paint from. Shame on me. How on earth am I supposed to stay on schedule if I can't arrange for the materials to be around when I need them? yikes.
 
So, if you are waiting for me to send you a reminder that I need photos, these reminders have not been going out in a timely manner, and I apologize. You may always send your materials to me at any time - I so appreciate those of you who have done so at the time you booked your portrait or shortly thereafter. Digital photos may come to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com and traditional printed photos can come to the studio at 346 N Anderson, Lake Orion, MI 48362.
 
I'll get through the paperwork this week hopefully, and stay on track better afterwards.
 
Thanks, as always, for sharing my artwork.
And for putting up with my slacker attitude!
See you tomorrow,
Kim
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