My paintingWabi Sabiwas part of FASOs TOP15% for their August competition. This is a lovely honor, particularly because the painting is all about resilience, and while I painted it two winters ago, the message remains important.
And, finally, while my artwork did not make it into the photographs, I wanted nevertheless to share New Orleans Magazine's October's articleon collector (and dear friend) Dianna Knost's glorious home, Camp Harmony. I don't take this for granted - it is magical that my paintings go off into the world and become part of a bigger whole - people's homes and lives. It is an honor to have multiple pieces in Dianna's collection. Frankly, it is an honoranytimeI ship a painting to a new home. Thank you for that!
This month will bring more easel time, a conversation on process vs product insidemy online classroom (only $5/month), a number of critiques, and a workshop on abstraction withLauren Everett Finn. Like I mentioned last month, if you are planning to gift a pet portrait, please begin the commission process now to guarantee timely delivery - my calendar is nearly full. Projects begin at $399. Message mefor more details.
For those readers celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving, we will join you in spirit from the Santini family table in Windsor, Canada.
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…