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, June 15, 2010

Alec, Tabby


"Alec, Tabby," tabby cat portrait, done in Golden Open Acrylics on canvasboard, available for purchase. Inquiries (including booking your own pet portrait, from miniature size [4" x 4"] to larger than life) may always come to me.

A few years back I remember following a work-in-process of one of my favorite artists (Michelle Grant, who quite simply rules when it comes to painting lucious-ly) and she talked about building her composition on a triad of colors,** which I didn't really understand at all.

But today I did that triad thing, and did so subconsciously, recognizing the fact when I recollected the (then laborious decision making) process of choosing a background color for Alec's sibling kitty Hammie a few years ago. Alec pretty much painted himself - there was no agonizing over anything except peanut butter crackers vs Oreos for my afternoon snack.

It's a neck and neck race for top honors in the Daily Painters contest between myself and the hugely talented Jonathan Aller. You are invited to enlist cell phones, ipods with internet access and work and home computers to cast your votes. Again the site ishttp://www.dailypainters.com/blog/contest.

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

**A triad of colors can be found by drawing an equilateral triangle on a color wheel. The colors that sit at each point of the triangle form a triad, and as such are perfectly and harmonically suited to anchor any composition.

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