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.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Roscoe


"Roscoe," 8" x 10", acrylics on panel, depicting a mixed breed dog, done in acrylics on a museum quality panel. Inquires may come directly to me. In process photos are here. Thanks so much in advance!

#YourTurnChallenge, #DayFour

The #YourTurnChallenge week includes topics for each days' blog posting. (#YourTurnChallenge is a Seth Godin inspired weeklong blog commitment - learn more here).

Today's is something to the effect about teaching what I do well. And while that might seem obvious to those of you who follow along because of my art, it's actually a little more complicated. While the obvious answer about what I do well may be to talk about my painting process, I think I actually excel at something completely different.

Pretending that all is well.

Yeah, clearly, the end of last year sent me reeling, but honestly, who wouldn't have crumpled after saying goodbye to 8 dear people during the course of the year?

But pretending I'm ok is something I am really really good at - seeing the positive in every situation. I have been accused of pooping glitter and rainbows. Honest. But pooping glitter and rainbows means I can stand at my easel every day and paint a pretty picture.

So this, seeing the positive in every situation, it is a blessing. While others may gripe, I wrap my arms around some detail or other and find at least a moment's joy to lose myself in. 

Yes, it can make other things difficult occasionally, but in my opinion, a dose of reality is so blase. Life is far more exciting when you run with the unicorns. Plus, if, someone messes with you, with the flick of your wrist, they are impaled by one of your running buddies.

Imagination can be a powerful thing, my friends. Embrace it!

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