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, May 28, 2010

The Copleys

"The Copleys," a 16" square quadrup-tych comprised of 4 separate 8" square cradeled Ampersand Gessobord panels. From top left, clockwise: Bella, Candy, Tiny and Rosie. Headed to a proud new collector's home (THANK YOU!).

I spent the majority of today finessing the paintings I started on Wednesday (a step by step is viewable here), working on seemingly minute details like distinctive hair growth patterns, body language, fur depth and reflected light. I wish you could see these in person - the surface is littered with translucent brushwork and a depth that gets entirely washed out on the computer.

Inquiries (including booking your own pet portrait, from miniature size [4" x 4"] to larger than life) may always come to me. I've got only a few spaces left before I create Dog a Day painting #1000 this August - now might be a good time to get any holiday gifts/commissions on my calendar, too. Sketches start at $29, paintings at $209, and returning collectors receive a 10% discount.

This is your final weekend to cast a vote (if you haven't already) for the Daily Painter candidates. As of this writing, it would appear that I'm solidly placed in the top 10 (which means I would advance to round 3), but the competition is fierce and tight, and I would be remiss to not plug it one final time.

Thanks, as always, for sharing and supporting my artwork and musings with your friends and family.

Happy Memorial weekend to those in the US!!
Kim

TWITTER: ksantini
SHOP ORIGINALS & LIMITED EDITION GICLEES: at my Etsy shop
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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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