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.
"Blue," 16" x 20", acrylics on panel, not for sale. Not even if you ask nicely. My family will burn me at the stake if I let this one go.
When My Better Half works nights (like he is tonite), I play while the sun's up and work at the end of the day. It's a fun change to my normal routine.
Today included a little day trip with one of my favorite peeps in one of our favorite places. It was a delight to enjoy each other's company while the rest of the world was at work.
And tonight I had blocked time out to paint for a juried exhibit. My entry is due next week, and, true to form I waited until the nth hour. Because the next painting is always going to be the better one. Well, not always, but I do like to pretend. And I think tonite I might have played my cards well.
Well, mostly I played my cards well. You see, I turned my back, and Blue - yes, sweet little adorable - ate half my pizza** while I was feeding Gertrude Stein. Gertie the bunny, not Gertie the art…
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