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.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Pretty Please (Squidge)



"Pretty Please (Squidge)," 8" x 10", Golden Open acrylics on Ampersand Gessobord pet portrait of a mixed breed.

Last Friday I got a phone call from Tails Pet Media Group. They were working on an article, wanted to include some original artwork and thought mine would be the perfect match. Hoever, there were looming deadlines for building the composition, creating the high resolution jpg and final submission of the piece. Was I up to the challenge?

What do you think my answer was?

I had photos in hand not 30 minutes later and a bio soon afterwards. I spent the weekend painting in my head, and came into the studio this morning ready to go!

My chosen muse, Squidge, hails from an accidental litter between a Yorkie and a Chihuahua (dare I say spay and neuter please ?!) and was headed to the shelter with his littermates. Fate intervened, however, and they found homes before that drastic step was taken.

So now he has a fabulous life packed with love and attantion and toys and treats, all while honing his acting skills.

Oh, and one more thing - Squidge really truly controls the world with his eyes alone. Which will come in handy when he's auditioning for the lead role in the next Spielberg movie.

Turnarounds are not always this quick, but inquiries (including booking your own pet portrait, from miniature size [4" x 4"] to larger than life) may always come to me .

Thanks, as always, for looking at - and sharing - my artwork and musings with your friends and family (and a big thanks, too, to Tails Pet Media Group for introducing me - introducing all of us - to Squidge).
Kim

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