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.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Light and Shadows II (Amber)


"Light and Shadows II (Amber)", 4" x 6", golden retriever dog portrait done in acrylic on canvasboard, $199 unframed or $249 with an exquisite custom molding. Inquiries may always come to me.

This painting is currently in the "Think Small" show at the Lawrence Street Gallery in Ferndale, Michigan. The gallery has the painting until December 26th - so, if you are interested in purchasing it prior to the holidays, please contact them directly.

Lately I've been experimenting with lights and darks, pulling faces out of pools of color, splitting compositions cleanly between the two values, and painting in more of a tonal style. It's been a healthy challenge to hold my color saturation to a minimum and sculpt the animal with brushwork as opposed to edges. I think it's an especially interesting platform for portrait work.

Thanks, as always, for looking at - and sharing - my artwork with your friends and family.
Kim

PS Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Oh boy, do I have lots of places to send you:

SHOP ORIGINALS & LIMITED EDITION GICLEES: at my Etsy shop
ORDER CUSTOMIZED NOTECARDS & REPRODUCTIONS: at Imagekind
COMMISSION A PET PORTRAIT: contact me (I've got a couple holiday spots left)
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: contact me
READING MATERIAL: Preview and order each of the Dog a Day books at the publisher's website: The First Year (2006-2007) and That's 14 in Dog Years (2008). If you would like your copy personalized, order them through me.
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