This is Izze, and she's now home, forever. It's such an honor when collectors return to ask for one final painting. It's always bittersweet, too, as I know all to well myself the hole they leave in our lives.
Studio News, December 2019
Holiday commissions are winding down - Izze, pictured above, was part of the wave of paintings shipped out last week. There will be one final batch heading out in the next day or two, and then I can take a breath. This year I completed 26 pet portraits, 12 of which shipped out after October. Each a delightful addition to my portfolio, bursting with stories and delight the likes of which we all know and write when we welcome a four legged family member.
However you celebrate the end of the year, I hope you do so in the warmth of the company of those you love and with a heart filled with memories of those who have traveled through. We are looking forward to having a full house and table.
I've includeda fun coloring sheet for those of you wanting a break from holiday hubbub. It's a page from my Daydreams sketchbook. It's a rather non-traditional coloring page in that it's not a representational drawing, but it IS a marvelous stepping stone to your own daydream piece. Print pages out for everyone in your family. There are no rules at all - attack the page with whatever materials you wish and build your own creation. And please, if you share your creation online, use the hashtag #santinidaydream so that we can all see each other's artwork. (To access the page, simply click on the link above and follow the prompts to download). As my grandmother would say, "I'm looking forth to seeing them."
Meanwhile, some last minute gifting notes:
It's not too late to gift a pet portrait - I can email full color gift certificates, perfectly suited for gifting, up until December 23rd.Message mefor details.
Kiki Kelly originals are available for purchaseon my website. This is the first time I have offered up the works created by my alter-ego - I think they would be fantastic in a nursery or child's room, or the perfect pop of color in an office/reading nook.
The gift ofmy online classroomexperience is perfect for creatives of all walks. Via video and other online resources coupled with a private online community space, I provide exclusive behind the scenes footage of idea germination, painting progressions, materials, inspirations, studio management, etc. Access is $5/montth.
I havea beautiful bookdesigned for art journaling or meditation featuring the Siren paintings.
For that matter, if you are local, considergifting a journaling class(or two!). They are $20 each, and we meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month in Lake Orion (MI).
MyFIneArtAmerica storefrontfeatures over 300 paintings which can be reproduced on a variety of textiles, along with smartphone cases and other traditional surfaces. (I believe today is their final day for guaranteed holiday delivery without express shipment.)
Reach outto discuss the purchase of an original - I have Daydreams, Echos and Sirens in my home studio, and can ship worldwide. I am happy to arrange for payment plans, too - I want you to be able to live with the painting you desire.
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…