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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Monday, October 15, 2012


"Longhorn," 6" x 16", acrylic on museum quality panel, depicting some sort of long horned cattle (I clearly do not know my bovine breds!!), a new subject matter for me! $299 to the first one asking nicely.

It's getting to be a struggle to work at my easel and feel like my dailies are fresh and valuable. I'm nearing completion of 1400 Painting a Dog a Day paintings, and I suspect the walls are closing in on me.

It's not that I want to change what I'm doing - I am passionate about my job - but I do want to change what I'm doing.

I have been thinking a lot about authenticity. I can ignore the niggling voices in my head and slip more challenging paintings (like the dogs and water pieces or paintings of cows) into my rotation and not say a word.

But part of the whole Painting a Dog a Day project has been sharing the struggles (and victories) along the way. And while I have always been honest about many things (like throwing out/painting over unsuccessful paintings), I haven't confronted my recent and serious lack of motivation.

I'm not clear that what I want to paint (which is all still very much muddled in my head and unarticulated) is something I can complete in one day. But I do very much want to continue to stand at my easel daily.

I need to find a way to continue to push my own artistic boundaries and to continue to make art that is exciting and fulfilling.

So I am trying to embrace this juncture, but feeling very vulnerable and as a consequence, terrified. If I don't venture out, I fear my muse will shrivel up altogether. And yet, if I venture out, what will I do? more cows?

It's a leap of faith, and I'll eventually leap. Unless someone wants to push me first. Or leap with me.

Any takers? 

Kim, who is quivering in her Wonder Woman converse

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