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, August 31, 2017

In the interest of catching up........

.....here are some more recent paintings from July and early August 2017

Fireflies 6, 20" x 30" x 1.5", acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas, packed with texture, luscious drips and transparent layers, including metallic and iridescent paint, $1225 (payment plans available) - inquiries to me! ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com - thank you SO much!!

There's no way to convey the magic and depth of these firefly paintings via the computer screen. Suffice it to say that they are gnome approved, and would make the most fantastic focal point in any room.



Fireflies 8 & 9 (mage taken inside with glare.), each 16" x 20" for a total image size of 20" x 32", acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas with image painted around the sides. Texture, color, and layers of depth create a magical pairing.  $1199 for the pair (payment plans available) - inquiries to me! ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com - thank you SO much!!


Dusk (Fireflies 7) 20" x 30" x 1.5", acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas with image painted around the sides. Texture, color, and layers of depth create a magical pairing.  $1225 (payment plans available) - inquiries to me! ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com - thank you SO much!!
Continuing to work with color, allowing the paint to do it's thing. Glazing, scumbling, scraping, dripping, wiping, masking, drawing, redrawing, slopping, splashing, spritzing, even finger painting.
I am thinking about taking this concept big, painting outside, so I am not restricted to the confines of my 10 foot wide studio. So large that you could stand in front of it, and let the painting swallow you into the cricketsong of night.


Fireflies 11,  16" x 20", acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas with image painted around the sides. A continuation of this ethereal series exploring the magic of early evening, this one has irridescent paint that shimmers like moonlight.  $599 (payment plans available) - inquiries to me! ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com - thank you SO much!!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

My Apologies!

This summer I have been remiss in updating my blog regularly for a number of reasons - one being that I am in the midst of a painting dervish. I can't clock enough hours at the easel, the ideas are rushing out of me. The other reason for poor blog maintenance is that my viewership is way down, and I find myself questioning whether the day of the blog is past - is everyone now on social media?

I hate to let this site go - it's got 10+ years of paintings and musings here - so I will pop in and update it as I can. Meanwhile, if you wish to see current work (I'm about a month behind here), you are always welcome on my studio page over on Facebook - Kimberly Kelly Santini.

Meanwhile, here's a few pieces from last month:

 Fireflies 1 (SOLD), 2 and 3 (SOLD), each 6" square, acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas, all sorts of luscious drips and transparent layers - inquiries to me!  ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com - thank you SO much!!

Fireflies 4 (top, with larger bugs) and 5 (bottom image), each 16" x 20", acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas, all sorts of luscious drips and transparent layers including metallic and iridescent paint, $599 each or $999 for the pair (payment plans available) - inquiries to me! ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com - thank you SO much!!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Bumbles and a Ladybug

Bumbles (all 6"x6"x1-1/2") and a Ladybug (4"x4"x1-1/2"), from top going clockwise, Green Bumble, Blue Bumble, Pink Bumble, Orange Bumble, center Ladybug. Bonus - all are painted around the sides, so no need to frame. Bumbles are $124 each or 2 for $224, Ladybug is $74. Inquiries to ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com - thanks so much!!  ALL SOLD - TY so much!
I'm figuring out how to expressively paint an object in motion whilst still in motion. Also working on painting from memory (no references but my gray matter). 
Memory and movement are two things that continue to crop up when my paintings are discussed, so I thought I would design a little exercise to bring them both into play consciously and simultaneously.
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