Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. At first the paintings were mostly dogs, but over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, children and other treasured heirlooms.

And yes, I accept commissions!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Cairn Kisses (in process)

WORK IN PROCESS:  "Cairn Kisses," 12" square, terrier portrait of four waggy Cairn Terriers, acrylic on canvasboard. This is a special painting and I don't think I'll have it for very long. Inquiries may come to me.
 
The days don't get much better than this - glorious sunshine streaming in, nuthatches busily flitting through the studio garden, the dog contented at my feet, and an exciting canvas on the easel.
 
These happy little critters are all rescued dogs from Calliope Cairn Terrier Rescue. This painting is about half completed - you can see that I've established the form of the four dogs (although one needs a little more work as she's melting off the edge) and begun to model them with broad shapes and strokes of color. I will continue to work in this way, from general to more specific, adjusting and refining and correcting, as the layers of paint build up.
 
Proceeds from the sale of this painting will help Calliope continue to re-home their dogs. Provided I don't mess the painting up entirely tomorrow, I will also release a limited edition giclee (computer generated print), again with the sales supporting Calliope. Watch this site for more details (I've got to first get the painting into my print guy so that he can scan it and color match his output to the original, so it'll take a few days).
 
Meanwhile, thanks as always for looking at and sharing my paintings with your friends and family.
See you tomorrow,
Kim
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