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.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Shaggy Schatzi


"Shaggy Schatzi," 8" square, commissioned dog portrait done in Golden Open Acrylics on canvasboard, 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.

Schatzi was adopted as a pup from a Maryland Amish farm. When her family asked what type of dog she was, the Amish farmer replied "Medium." (Perhaps I should have titled her painting "Medium.")

Now 14, Schatzi has long grown into her name (a strong, German woman not much unlike that played by Lauren Bacall in 'How to Marry a Millionaire'), proudly leading the family pack of dogs on the hunt for field mice or moles or other fierce animals. She prefers her hair wild, sprinkled with bits of souvenirs from the outdoors, but enjoys getting primped and cleaned up as well. Favorite playthings? her people, who are kept busy letting her out, then in, then out, then in......

Take a peek at the making of Schatzi's portrait - I've uploaded my first You Tube video. Hooray for technology!! (although I think my brain is mush!) I am open to suggestions on how I can improve my videos, so have at it! (via emails please)

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

PS Please don't forget to cast your vote and bring Painting a Dog a Day into the Daily Painters group. This is a highly respected group of daily artists, hailing from around the world. Popular votes determine their newest member - I made it to the top 20, and am counting on you to help me out. Thanks so much for your consideration and support!!

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