"Heinrich (in process)," 16" square, acrylic on Ampersand Gessobord commissioned pet portrait of a German Shepherd, private collection (THANK YOU!). Inquiries (including booking your own pet portrait, from miniature size [4" x 4"] to larger than life) may always come to me.
I hope my first blog posting of the year finds all of you happily emerging from the activities of the past few weeks. The Santini family enjoyed a stellar holiday, including the exciting addition of a new baby boy - congratulations John & Elise!
This last week we (my husband and I) finished up the studio remodel that was started in June. I have shared some embarassing before photos (wow but this space was dysfunctional!!) and the shiney new sparkley after pics on my Facebook page. I am looking forward to the delight of working in a space specifically tailored to my needs - I don't expect to be more productive, but I do plan on enjoying myself even more so, if that's at all possible!
I also learned this morning that I was honored with a 2009 Making a Mark Award -the Moose Award - for the best depiction of an animal on a blog. Big thanks are due Katherine Tyrell for bestowing this tremendous honor on my artwork. For those of you who are unfamiliar with her blog, it's a great resource and starting point for all sorts of art and art business related topics.
Thanks, as always, for looking at - and sharing - my artwork with your friends and family.
SHOP ORIGINALS & LIMITED EDITION GICLEES: at my Etsy shop
ORDER CUSTOMIZED NOTECARDS & REPRODUCTIONS: at Imagekind
COMMISSION A PET PORTRAIT: contact me
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: contact me