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.

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Dance

"The Dance," 5" square, portrait of a heeler mixed breed dog with two children, acrylic on Ampersand Gessobord, not for sale. Inquiries (including booking your own pet portrait, from miniature size [4" x 4"] to larger than life) may always come to me.

This tiny little painting is of Finnigan and my two youngest. I don't think I could part with it, but I do plan on exhibiting it in a couple events coming up. I suppose that's always provided the piece gets juried into the show in the first place.

I can paint large no problem, but when the painting gets smaller I get claustrophobic. The brushes seem oddly tiny and my gestures are tight and stunted - I really have to concentrate to get it right. On top of the whole scale challenge, with this portrait I've got two human likenesses to capture along with the landscape - more things I'm not familiar with.

However I think it's critically important to shake things up periodically and step outside your comfort zone every so often. I know it keeps me sharp(er)!

I'm still making additional changes to this one - it'll take another week or so till I have it 100% to my satisfaction. But I was excited enough about today's progress to share - besides, it's the perfect image to lead into a weekend, is it not?

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

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