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, June 18, 2010

Stretch (Paint Foal)


"Stretch (Paint Foal)," 6" x 8", acrylic on canvasboard, portrait of a young paint horse, $324 to the first to raise their hand. Inquiries (including booking your own pet portrait, from miniature size [4" x 4"] to larger than life) may always come to me.

This painting was inspired by a photo taken by equine photographer Juliet Harrison. She's got a tremendous eye for composition and light and I adore her work (I actually have several of her silver gelatin prints in the studio). You can imagine my excitement when she began sharing some of her photographs specifically to be used as reference photos for artwork (if you are interested, please visit the Equine Painter's Challenge blog and peruse the images she's uploaded).

This little one stole my heart, and my palette, leftover from yesterday's painting, already carried all the colors I needed. It was meant to be!

Painted in two sessions - an early morning and an evening stint - separated by an afternoon at the lake celebrating the beginning of summer vacation - this piece really sums up this time of year. Promise and youth and sunshine.

Good stuff!

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

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