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NEW PAINTING Past, Present, Future

  "Past, Present and Future," 24x30, acrylics on panel, $899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Please take note that there will be a delay of several weeks with respect to shipping her out. I accept paypal, personal checks, and payment plans, and collectors always receive a 10% discount. Inquiries may come  to me . Birds have been showing up in my dreams lately, mass numbers of them in my yard (and not the migratory kind), and I'm finding feathers everywhere. With my kids off adulting on their own, we are hearing the phrase "empty nest" quite a bit, along with "flew the coop" and all sorts of other flying references to them out in the world. So I suppose it was just a matter of time before birds ended up on my easel. For those of you who follow me on FB, too, do you recognize the pink dahlia that I've been tracking this last month? My first one grown from scratch (although she was gifted to me, and I didn't literally do that starting par
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NEW PAINTING Meant to Be

  "Meant to Be," 24x30, acrylics on panel, $899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Please take note that there will be a delay of several weeks with respect to shipping her out. I accept paypal, personal checks, and payment plans, and collectors always receive a 10% discount. Inquiries may come  to me . I know what intentions I poured into this painting, but I'm curious to hear what sort of read or narrative you get from her. How does she make you feel? what other things move you in that way? do you have a personal story that relates to what's happening in this piece? Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts with me. (Also, my online students are getting a time lapse video with voice over addressing this piece's process. You can join us for as little as $15/month, which also unlocks similar content for my last year's worth of painting and studio activity. Learn more   here .) And thanks, as always, for following along on my painting journey, Be wel

NEW PAINTING Red

  "Red," 24x36x1-1/2, acrylics on cradled panel, image painted around the side, $1899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, personal checks, and payment plans, and collectors always receive a 10% discount. Inquiries may come  to me . I am particularly fascinated with a fox's ability to dissolve into their surroundings. I imagine that is much how Native Americans moved through the woods, too, silently, without being noticed. It seems to me that the less intrusive one is to their surroundings in nature, the more deeply one can be connected. And that's what this painting is about - how, through the centuries of time on earth, we are all bits of each other. We are literally connected via the most basic shared building blocks - the elements on this earth - simply recycled and reborn in other cells. I also really dig the idea that my spirit guide (the fox) is made up of sky, earth and fire. That makes her even more powerful, her ability to shift form as

NEW PAINTING Too Much to Hold

"Too Much to Hold," 24x20x1-1/2, acrylics on cradled panel, image painted around the side, $999 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, personal checks, and payment plans, and collectors always receive a 10% discount. Please note that there will be a delay in shipping this painting, as I wish to spend some quality time with her, learning and developing new works. Inquiries may come  to me .   When you dream all night about finishing a remarkable painting, and then get to wake up and actually do so, while still in your jammies. Yup, perfect day. This is “Too Much to Hold.” I borrowed her title from  Sarah Morris ’ song   Between Here and There . I love to listen to music while I paint - it helps me fall into my flow and keeps me physically moving (I paint standing up). My playlist has over 1000 songs, randomly shuffled, and every so often the lyrics or melody to something connects deeply with what’s on my easel, like this song did. The song is utterly brillia

NEW PAINTING Dahlia

  "Dahlia," 24x30, acrylics on panel, thickly textured paint, $899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, personal checks, and payment plans, and collectors always receive a 10% discount. Inquiries may come  to me . I have been tending a handful of new (to me) dahlia plants, gifted by a dear friend in the spring. She is a dahlia master, with rows upon rows of dinnerplate sized blooms. I have always deeply admired these plants, and have been so excited to have a couple of my own to study and work from. Buds have set, and one is a delightful gold green with hints of pink. I have no idea what this particular plant will look like when open, but I used that color combo, which thrilled me, as the basis for this painting. I was also thinking about trees and their root systems, how stems and foliage are sort of the inverse of that. These sorts of thoughts are the seeds of paintings to come, allowing my mind to make connections and ask all sorts of "what if'

NEW PAINTING Glory

  Kimberly Kelly Santini   paintings with soul because our world needs more beauty   "Glory," 24x36x1-1/2, acrylics on a gallery wrapped canvas, image painted around the sides so there is no need to frame. Glory is $1899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Collectors always receive a 10% discount. Inquiries may come  to me . The deep plums in here sing alongside the ocher-y yellows. This painting grabs your attention from across the room and reels you in until your nose is mere inches away from the surface. And the best part of this? there's no museum guard who's going to ask you to step back. Glory would be glorious in any setting that invites joy and delight. Thanks for following along on my painting journey, Be well, Fondly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Corsage

  "Corsage," 20x30x1-1/2, acrylics and water solubles (sealed behind varnish) on a gallery wrapped canvas, priced at $999 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Collectors always receive a 10% discount. Inquiries may come  to me . After many years of being told I should be more proactive in using drawing applications to inform my paintings, I am finally testing the waters. It's been fun to digitize ideas as resources. I've also enjoyed building new digital concepts overtop images of other paintings, which is pretty much what I've been literally doing with paint recently, too, but with less of a commitment, because I can always hit the "undo" button. And I've not used up $20 worth of paint in the process. Making digital art* doesn't enthrall me as much as the actual painting process does, but I can see now how much of an utterly fantastic tool digital drawing is. Yup, I'm late to the party. I'd like to think I am fashionably late, lol! T