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"Bull," 8" x 7" sketch, done in Golden Open Acrylics on multimedia artboard, private collection (THANK YOU!). Inquiries (including booking your own pet portrait, sketches starting at $29) may always come to me.

Bull is also a gift, so if you know his family, please keep this hush hush. We don't want to ruin the surprise.

A special welcome to the new Dog a Day readers who have wandered over from the Daily Painter's site - glad to have you here!! I try to create 4-5 new pet portraits each week, and share a little bit about my subjects or my process or whatever seems pressing at the moment. Welcome to the club!

However, that said, I'm punching out for the remainder of the week. Please don't take offense - my brother is getting married (and I cannot wait to gather with my extended family to celebrate a new sister)! Then on Sunday I have my first Creative Journalling workshop session - 12 students ready to put pen to paper and express themselves, which I am also very excited about.

Between earthquakes and inclement weather, stay safe this weekend. And stay tuned for some exciting faces come next week - I have airedales, a husky mix, bassets and a few other great dogs lined up.

Thanks, as always, for looking at - and sharing - my artwork and musings with your friends and family.

TWITTER: ksantini
READING MATERIAL: Preview and order each of the Dog a Day books at the publisher's website: The First Year (2006-2007) and That's 14 in Dog Years (2008). If you would like your copy personalized, order them through me.


  1. Hi,
    Je reviendrai la semaine prochaine visiter votre blog, je profite encore de mes vacances!...
    Très joli portrait encore que celui-ci!

  2. Martine, I'm pushing my french here - you visit the blog every week or so and always enjoy your return - is that right? je suis en fille francaise en spirite. (either that, or it's Benedicte, my college French instructor, who's shadowing me! by the way, Benedicte was tres hot!!)

  3. PS thank you, Martine! I'm so glad you return every so often! have a great evening - Kim

  4. I saw this picture of Bull and I was drawn to your blog. I fell in love as it is so close to my own pet staffordshire bull terrier (Romeo). Fantastic art works on here. I so far only have a craft blog but I am attempting to organise a fine art blog too (to put my degree to some use I guess haha). Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Thanks, Samantha! good luck with your art blog! ;)


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