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, November 18, 2015

What's a Little Mud, Reworked


Above, "What's a Little Mud," 18" x 24" x 1-1/2", acrylics on museum quality panel, depicting a golden retriever who had a darned good time, $2299 (includes shipping and handling to a US address). Detail of the dog's face is below - there's so many different marks and touches of color in this! And this is a cradeled panel, so the image wraps around each of the 4 sides - there is no need to frame (unless you want that visual). Email me if you would like to to own this remarkable painting - and thank you so much for your interest!




Sometimes you do the best you can, but that niggling thought that you could do better won't go away. That's what happened with this painting, which I did back in May. Loved it, but after living with it for a month or so, I felt like there was something off. 

Realized after a bit that the muddy legs were too dark and I had some key value jumps that were missing in the composition.

So today I made myself work on those particular areas, intentionally did not pull out my photo reference, and had a conversation only with the painting (and this dog is a silly one, let me say!).

I figure as long as any painting remains in my possession, it's a candidate for revision when those niggling voices speak up (they are silenced for the moment!). So, if you like this guy now, better take him home! (and yes, I do payment plans, just ask!)

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