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.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Striped and Soft

"Striped and Soft," 10" x 10", acrylics on a Raymar panel, commissioned portrait of a big boned tabby cat, private collection (thank you!). Let me know if you would like one of these portraits starring your pet (and yes, there's still time to get a gift certificate by the holidays).

A fellow artist used the term "homeschooling" the other day when referring to her own studies. She was spending free time copying master paintings and doing focused work of her own direction. I loved the idea so much that I've coined that phrase for myself.

This is my final holiday commission (or at least the last one I can share), which means that the rest of December is time for me to paint just what I want to. I have obligations (gallery inventory and some pieces for exhibitions), but everything that hits my easel will do so for a distinct learning purpose.

I'm gonna be homeschooled!

Except for the few days next week when I take a still life workshop with non other than Vianna Szabo, the very source of this delightful new homeschooling concept, and a teacher extraordinaire. She's promised to teach me more about still life setups and creative lighting, and I'm bringing a tote of dolls and toys to class for us all to use.

I did a little warm up after finishing Ms Stripey, and I just may continue to push some paint around tonite while the wind howls, since a certain Princess getting braces will keep me out of the studio a good chunk of tomorrow.

Thanks, as always, for following along with my artwork!
Happy holidays!
Warmly, Kim

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