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, January 25, 2010

Emmie's Beauty Sleep


"Emmie's Beauty Sleep," 6" s 8", acrylic Collie portrait on canvasboard, $324 to the first one asking nicely. Inquiries (including booking your own pet portrait, from miniature size [4" x 4"] to larger than life) may always come to me.

SOLD.

Last week I got the nicest note from an old collector (old meaning pre-Dog a Day) with photos of her newest family members. The pictures of Emmie owning the couch were too good to pass up, and when I got her blessing, I rushed to the easel.

Well, it didn't happen quite that easily. Well, in a way it did. You see, I had kept this week free of commission work in order to lead a pet portrait workshop at an elementary school. The workshop was rescheduled, so I happened to be easy peasy to slip Emmie in.

I will, of course, hold Emmie and give my collector an opportunity to add this Dog a Day painting to her walls. But should she pass, I guarantee there will be a line forming!

Meanwhile, I have begun planning my next solo exhibition. It will focus entirely on rescued pets - which means I need some models! I plan on creating at least 20 new paintings for an August show to be held at a Very Special Venue. The paintings will be accompanied with the animals' stories - lots of "happily ever afters." The paintings must be for sale at the exhibition (ie you are under no obligation to purchase anything but are welcome to do so during the show with proceeds going to a Special Animal Welfare Cause). Participation requires sharing quality reference photos with me in a timely enough manner for painting creation. Send me an email if you are interested in nominating your companion for inclusion in this show. (And I'll fess up right now that I'm a couple days behind in emails - but I will acknowledge everything I receive as soon as I can!)

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

SHOP ORIGINALS & LIMITED EDITION GICLEES: at my Etsy shop
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COMMISSION A PET PORTRAIT: contact me
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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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