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, August 27, 2015

Powder Express

"Powder Express," 16" x 20", acrylics on museum quality panel. Yes, this is another painting starring Nita, who we've already established as one of my favorite muses. I took a lot of in process photos, and they are here, for those interested. Lots of thanks to Team Husar Wildlife Photography for permission to paint from their photos. And I do believe that when this piece sells (hint hint!), Ms Nita has earned herself a shipment of dog toys - I'll put Finnigan right on that!

This painting, including s&h inside the US, is $1499. Please send inquiries to me. (Psst - now is the perfect time to start planning for holiday portraits - don't wait, because my calendar fills up FAST!)

Letting Go

There was a point in this painting where I could have chosen to paint every single clump and flake of snow, and every single ripple of feathers. And I did spend some time considering how to get a perfectly smooth, perfectly blue sky.

And then I was smooshing paint around on the bottom of the piece, trying to get soft transitions between the dog's body and the cloud of flakes, and I caught my breath. There was marbeling and texture and loveliness happening. And I asked myself, "Self, what if, instead of going after a literal interpretation of the snow, you chose to reach for something else?"

And Self responded, "Does that mean I can fingerpaint?"

"I don't see why not."

And thus, "Powder Express" came to be.

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

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