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, January 08, 2013

Reilly

 
 
 

"Reilly," 11" x 14", commissioned portrait of a chocolate lab, done in acrylic on a museum quality panel, in a private collection (THANK YOU!).

 
In process views of Reilly's portrait as it unfolded were shared on the studio Facebook page yesterday. You can find them inside the Mobile Uploads folder. And by the way, you do not need to have a Facebook account to view either of those links.

 
I'd love to talk about creating something just as spectacular as Reilly's portrait for you - email me and we'll begin that conversation!!
 
 


It's scarey, allowing my clients and the general public to watch my work unfold (because during my work day I post in-process pics of paintings to the studio Facebook page).

 
I'm opening myself up to criticism - what if I am having a bad day in the studio? what if the client totally hates the early stages of their painting? what if I can't deliver what my followers/fans are hoping for?

 
I try not to think of that - I try just to slip into my zone, feel the day's soundtrack, and let the painting itself tell me where it's going.

 
But yesterday's painting, well, it encapsulated why I share despite those insecurities. My client's enthusiasm from the very first and very ambiguous underpainting stage was contagious.

 
It reminded me of why I find the process of putting paint down simply magical.


Kim, who hopes you find some magic in your day today
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