"Specimen 11," 6" x 6", acrylics and graphite on panel, not currently for sale. Inquiries may always cometo me.
I want to paint a giant Daydream piece based on butterflies. In flight.
I know very little about butterflies or how they move when flying.
The best way to learn, I figured, was to start painting little studies. Start with the butterfly frozen, like a specimen, and work my way from there, using photographs, videos and my imagination.
The last two days I've been painting these studies madly, and learning quite a bit about these lovely little fragile things that totally reinvent themselves during their lifetime, which is incredulous enough. And then you factor in the whole migration bit and my mind is blown.
Meanwhile, if you are curious about seeing how this particular painting was created, here's a couple links to my process.
If you find the above intriguing or wish to follow more closely along with this particular larger painting(s)' evolution, you are invited to join my Patreon. Take a peek here - there's far more content like this, along with other snippets related to my process, color management, idea generation, inspirational sources, and journaling lessons. And an in depth introduction to my mapped course of action for the big butterfly piece (or pieces). Andlet me knowif you have any questions at all.
Thanks for following along with my art and musings, Warmly, Kim
PS These studies will become available at some point down the road, when I have learned what I need to from them. If you are interested in one in particular,please reach outand I'll keep you in the loop. Thank you!!
"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