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.

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Meanwhile, thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Authenticity, Part IV

grownUPs journaler Toni demonstrating her understanding of contour drawing and exploring the use of positive and negative space, from this evenings art journaling workshop.

Things are settling down in the Santini household. There were no broken bones today and dinner was homemade spaghetti and meatballs. All three kids were smiley (although one's smiles were, admittedly, vicodin induced), homework completed, and animals fed and walked without complaint.

And then Mom got to escape to one of her happy places.

That being grownUP journaling classes.

We meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month for a couple hours in the evening. And tonite I savored every moment of our togetherness.

Our group was intimate (I'm not judging those who opted to stay home and watch the Tigers dominate the Yankees!) and all the more special for it.

We focused on edges, quality of line, and positive and negative spaces. I demonstrated a couple different drawing techniques, and using a variety of fall-related props and mark making tools, we settled in to make some art.

You can see photos of the workshop on my Facebook page. Special props to Judy, Toni, Audra and Candi for allowing me to break away and just create!!

Kim, who's head is spinning at the speed with which this week flew by, or maybe it's the tall glass of wine, or perhaps a little bit of both

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