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, January 19, 2010


PLEASE NOTE: Last night I experienced technical difficulties that precluded my sharing jpgs of Alice's paintings. I did, however, post an update to the newsgroup both last night and then again this morning once I had images to share. This blog posting is an edited combination of what went to the Dog a Day Newsgroup subscribers. Thanks so much!! - Kim

FROM THE TOP: "Dear Alice," 6" square and "Storytime," 6" x 8", both portraits of a mixed breed sweetheart, done in acrylic on canvasboard. My client wanted a square painting and I wanted the Curious George books (I have far too many memories of reading George to my boy), so I painted a compromise. Ok, not a compromise at all, technically. But everyone is happy, and isn't that all that matters when the lights go down?

So she'll choose one painting, and the other will go up to the first taker - you'de better let me know if you're interested!! Inquiries (including booking your own pet portrait, from miniature size [4" x 4"] to larger than life) may always come to me.

Alice shares her mis-matched eyes with one of her boys. It was a characteristic that initially attracted my clients, and her dear temperment sealed the bid. In Alice's honor and on behalf of all the rescued dogs out there, I will make a donation to my shelter as each of these paintings sell.

And now I'm back to the easel to get cracking on today's painting - my Virtual pARTy entry. Yes, it's that time again - if any Dog a Day readers and artists are interested in joining up, the info and pARTy image is on the website.

FROM LAST NITE: How I wanted to share the two paintings I finished this evening with you- but my scanner is acting all squirrely, saying it needs several hours to scan one painting and frankly I am just too whippped to argue with it tonight.

I had also hoped today to be able to add a link to my websites representing a fully researched Haitian animal rescue group - but it will happen tomorrow! Today I am a victim of poor time-management (and time wasted trying to placate an unhappy computer).

Well, really, it wasn't so much poor time-management as being guilty of over scheduling. After all, I did take down a solo exhibition an hour across town, re-allocate the 20+ paintings to galleries/storage, complete a photo shoot (you will LOVE this newest kitty), hit the opthamologist, get my son to his guitar lesson, teach a Creative Journalling class, and still manage to complete two paintings.

All with the kids at home and at each other's throats.

So the day wasn't a total wash.

The pressure's on for tomorrow - we shall see what I can accomplish with only the sounds of Zoe Keating's cello to egg me on. That is, assuming the computer will compy and allow me to run itunes...... I may be working to the soundtrack of the dog's snoring otherwise.

Meanwhile, you are invited to peek at my newly revamped website (completed prior to the computer's "vacation"). Feel free to share it with a friend. Or just bookmark and keep it to yourself (I won't tell!!).

And watch for a newsletter, hopefully later this week.

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

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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