"Cannonball," a pet portrait which now sits in a private collection (thank you SO much LH!). Portraits start at $399. Inquiries may always cometo me.
You can read this in a whisper if it helps, but summer is coming to a close. Our local grocery has had ceramic pumpkins at the front of their store for a couple weeks, which I find offensive in August, but nevertheless, there they sit because noone consulted me first.
However, now is a great time to take outdoor photos of your pet if you are thinking about commissioning a portrait in the coming months (I won't say it, but, ahem, the h*(!$@&$......). Turn the flash off on your camera, and get down to their eye level while they are playing. Don't worry about a "sit, stay" - those sorts of photos are fine, but casual non-posed action shots also translate well to a WOW portrait. And I happen to know someone who's got nearly 20 years of experience in creating custom, original WOW portraits that will knock your (soon to be wearing winter woolen) socks off.
Custom paintings start at $399. We can set up a payment plan to ensure that you are able to commission the sort of project you will delight in for the rest of your life. Reach out to meto begin our conversation, as I do book up quickly once the air begins to cool.
Thanks so very much for following along on my art journey, Warmly, Kim
PS Cannonball sits in a private collection, but you can order prints and various other reproductionshere.
Kimberly Kelly Santini paintings with soul because our world needs more beauty
"The Spell She Casts (Medicine Hat #13)," 16" x 20" x 1", acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas, image painted around the side, so no need to frame unless you wish. And yes, that glow you see in the image is gold paint reflecting the light - this piece will move and shimmer as you pass by. She is $649 plus s&h to the first one asking nicely. Inquire directlyto me- I accept personal checks, paypal, venmo and will arrange payment plans.
This Medicine Hat painting is number 13, so of course that association alone had me thinking about magic. If you love the company of equines, you know first hand the spells they cast. And that their magic lingers long after they have left.
Thanks, as always, for following along with my art journey, Warmly, Kim
My very first Dog a Day painting, Pink, a little 4" x 5" panel, private collection (THANK YOU!). This is where things really began to take off. But let's go back in time a little first.
It's 2006. I had been creating larger than life sized pet portraits for about 5 years, selling them online (via ebay and my website). I was a little disillusioned, always moving from one commission to another, with little time for continued learning or experimentation (entirely my own fault). In October I decided to carve out a small window of time each day for just myself. An hour to push paint without any expectation but to have fun. I builta blogas a dedicated space to record my efforts, because I love to compartmentalize everything. Yes, everything. My Inner Marketer thought I should dovetail the daily project with the studio in some way, to further drive traffic tomy websitevia keywords, regular updates and context similar content - so I chose to focus on dog portraits. As an ad…