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.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cat World

An extremely contented Cat World resident, this kitty is from the FIV positive building. The FIV positive kitties lead just as rich a life as the others.

“Why do the dogs have Dog Town and the cats get Cat World?” a curious little boy asked on the tour. Another visitor piped up “Because they are cats.”

So began my first full day at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (or Society, as I really should be calling them, given the outreach and education programming that has grown from their rescue efforts). I got the grand tour, followed by volunteer orientation, after which I was set loose in the sanctuary.

I spent today with the cats. Each one was sweeter than the prior. Even Winston, who's reputation preceded him.

I narrowed my photographs down to about 130 and worked on three sketches in the evening. I'll scan and share those when I return to the studio. If I am ever able to complete each of the paintings I began in my head today, I will die a happy woman indeed.

In the meanwhile I'm uploading photos to the studio Facebook page as time and connectivity present themselves. I invite you to share my journey.

Thursday will include a tour of the horse barns, an introduction to the potbellied pigs, and plein air painting at Angel's Rest.

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

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