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, September 25, 2012

Sleeping Beauty

 
 
 

"Sleeping Beauty," a Cherished painting and the latest piece inspired by Mona Lisa, 10" x 20", acrylic on museum quality panel. This piece will be entered in a portrait exhibition and available next month for $799 exquisitely framed - if you are interested in purchasing, please email me.

 
I've worked on "Sleeping Beauty" over the last couple days, and there are lots of photos over on the studio's Facebook page.

 
The reference photos for this painting were taken a couple years, back, within days of Mona's adoption. This was her first visit to the studio, where, after a cursory inspection of the room, she promptly found the warmest spot - my recently vacated desk chair - and oriented herself toward the sun. In reality Mona was about 2 lbs at the time - in this particular portrait, her head alone measures 5" - there's quite a difference in scale!

 
Fondly,
Kim, who's already a couple paintings ahead in her mind, working out compositions and color schemes and trying to improve with each one
 
 
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2013 Workshop Schedule


"Getting Fresh" is a course focused on color mixing and expressive brushwork. It is intended for the artist who wants to interject their art with fresh color and looser mark making. In some cases, the workshop will also include discussions on marketing and studio practices. 

 
I'll be bringing "Getting Fresh" to the following cities in 2013 - please visit my website for specific details on each. 


Feb 15-17, Lake Orion, MI
March 14-17, Baton Rouge, LA
August 8-11, Traverse City, MI
September 11-13, St Louis, MO


 
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