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.

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Meanwhile, thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Life Lessons, Step I


"Life Lessons," a new painting in process, 8" x 10," Golden Open Acrylics on 3/4" Ampersand Museum Panel. Inquiries (including booking your own pet portrait, from miniature size [4" x 4"] to larger than life) may always come to me.

Today was full of business and planning and did NOT include easel time, much to my dismay - I simply ran out of minutes! But the painting above is one I blocked in a few weeks back, so I figured what better time to share it than tonite?

What did I work on today?

Well, planning has begun for the 1000th Dog a Day painting - there will be a fitting celebration for the creation of this milestone piece.

I also worked on my lesson plan for a Visiting Artist stint at an elementary school next month (collaged multi-media pet portraits!), and began the organization and coordinating involved in my next solo show (at least 20 new paintings created specifically for this exhibit).

I cleared off my desk and caught up on email correspondance (neither of these tasks no small feat!), drafted out my Winter Newsletter, participated in a fascinating tele-conference about blending creativity and business, and managed to squeeze in a few minutes of lingering in the art section of Borders during the Princess's ballet class.

Now I'm off to sip a kalua while enjoying a few more chapters of Joe Fig's Inside the Painter's Studio (I highly recommend this book for all working artists!!).

Tomorrow, I paint! (I've got to choose between a harlequin Great Dane, a wonderful Husky, and a goofy and loveable chestnut horse, all of which should be finished by the end of this week. And then there's this painting, which beckons me to finish it. And my piece from yesterday, which I now have a plan for correcting thanks to a mentor's guidance. Ah, so many choices, so little time!!)

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

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