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Showing posts from November, 2020

NEW PAINTING Listen to Your Mother

  Listen to Your Mother, original acrylic and graphite on wooden cradled panel, 6"x8"x1", $269 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. This would make such a wonderful gift for a Mom with attitude - and don't we all know one!! You are always welcome to  message me directly  about this painting - I can gift wrap and ship direct to the recipient for no extra charge. I could have titled this one any number of ways. "2020 Mood" came to mind this morning. What would you title it? Thank you so much for following along with my journey. Stay well, Kim


  Prince Rockefeller, original acrylic and graphite on wooden cradled panel, 6"x8"x1", private collection (THANK YOU!). The owls have proven hugely popular, and I will continue to paint more in the coming weeks. They are 6"x8"x1", acrylic and graphite on cradled wood panels, and $269 plus s&h. And incredibly endearing - even more so in person. If you would like to get on the list for one,  message me directly , Today is Thanksgiving here in the US, and while I realize many of you are reading this from other countries, this is my day to pause and reflect with tremendous gratitude on all that you have given me. Your attention and support - even if you are merely reading and commenting on my content - has enabled me to build a career as an artist. I started my professional journey almost 20 years ago, when I intentionally left a corporate job to focus on raising my kids. Painting during naps resulted in gallery representation a few months later, and then

NEW PAINTING Princess Rockefeller

  Princess Rockefeller, original acrylic and graphite on wooden cradled panel, 6"x8"x1", $249 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I take paypal and personal checks. Please  message me directly  for details. Inspired by real life,   the little owl that traveled 170 miles inside the Rockefeller Christmas tree   showed up on my easel. This is a super fun painting in that it shimmers - it might just be fairy dust needed to properly usher in a new year.. There is only one of these paintins at the moment, but I do think a further investigation of owls is long overdue. Perhaps I'll create more after I finish up holiday commissions. What do you think? ALSO, I've set up prints and reproductions of this Princess and yesterday's Queen's over on FineArtAmerica.   Have at em! Thanks, as always, for following along on my art journey, Warmly, Kim

NEW PAINTINGS Queen Barbra and Queen Tina

  AT LEFT, Queen Barbra and AT RIGHT, Queen Tina. Each original painting is acrylics and graphite on wooden cradled panel, 8"x8"x1", wired on the back and ready to hang. The paintings are $279 plus s&h (and yes, I'll combine shipping). I take paypal and personal checks, and also set up payment plans if you are so inclined. Please  message me directly  for details. These might look familiar - they are the only remaining unsold Songbird paintings, a series I did earlier this year. When I was packing up inventory for next month's studio move, these two asked for crowns. Actually, they were pretty demanding about wanting the crowns. So I obliged, but I did ask them to wait their turn for a bit. Thanks, as always, for following along on my art journey, Warmly, Kim  

NEW PAINTINGS Holiday Cardinals

  Kimberly Kelly Santini   paintings with soul because our world needs more beauty   UPPER LEFT: Peace UPPER RIGHT:  Love LOWER LEFT:  Joy LOWER RIGHT:  Serenity Four new original paintings, acrylics with pencil on cradled wood panel, sides painting gold (and shimmery), 8" x 8" x 1", each $299.   These paintings will become available tomorrow, November 17th, at noon eastern time.   Interested parties may purchase using the appropriate link (in the painting'e titles above) after noon on the 17th. All inquiries arriving after noon eastern time tomorrow will be fielded in the order received. You are also always welcome to   message me directly . And don't despair - I have options for those of you who cannot purchase one of the originals!! Prints and reproductions on a variety of objects (textiles, cell phone cases, tote bags, notebooks, notecards, tapestries, jigsaw puzzles, etc) can be ordered of the individual cardinal paintings. I have also included an option fea


  Working title "Swan Maiden," 18" x 24", acrylic and graphite on paper, $599 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. This piece will ship flat and need to be framed by the buyer. I accept paypal, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries may always come   to me. I have always loved losing myself in a good story, and now that I'm painting narratives, I am dreaming up plots all day at the easel, and then I unwind and lose myself in even more of them while curled up with a good read at the end of the day, too. With this one, the woman has been through a battle, but she's not surrendering, even though she's still navigating uncertainty. Her familiar, the swan, has her back, and symbolizes transformation, trust, and general bas a$$ery. It's a story that parallels a lot of scenarios in the world at the moment - the US election, BLM, COVID..... the list goes on. I'd love to hear the story this painting tells YOU. Please share! Perhaps because of al

STUDIO NEWS November 2020

  The Michigan woods are particularly beautiful this time of year. The tree's have arms stretched to the heavens and toes anchored in deeply soft beds of leaves, pine needles and mosses. I have been enjoying the fresh air and longer hikes with the dogs. Studio News, November 2020 November is always a busy month in the studio, as I finalize holiday plans and ship secreted commissions off to happy collectors. One of the toughest things, for me at least, is holding off on sharing the finished paintings until after the gifting has happened!! This year I'm also juggling our pending household and studio move. While we are only moving a few blocks away, there still is the matter of all the property sale related details along with the physical relocation of our belongings. Painting inventory moved into storage in September, and about 2/3rd of the studio got packed up the last week. Already I miss my books enormously. I also miss the altar I built to my muse and inspirations - I may go


  "Woven," 18" x 24", mixed media painting on flat panel, $799 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries may always come   to me. We are all connected, regardless of our beliefs. It's a tough thing to fathom, with America so radically divisive at the moment.  This is the painting begun on our Election Day, a mere three days ago, yet it feels like a lifetime. The first two active painting sessions were live streamed on Facebook as a way to keep myself occupied and away from the media. There's about 4 hours worth of commentary and instruction, as I recall. The remainder of the process, along with my own final thoughts, which stretched across yesterday and today, will be released as promised to my online students in the coming days. Meanwhile, here is the live streamed demo, in two sessions.

LIVE PAINTING LESSONS yup, there's two of them!

  In process, untitled, 18" x 24", mixed media painting on flat panel. When finished this one will be $799 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries may always come   to me. Around 3am this morning I came up with the idea of doing a live painting session today, since I've not done one in quite some time, and it seemed like a great idea to keep me from the media today. So I signed in around 10:30 this morning and logged a number of hours, in two sessions, on this piece. There's still a ways to go, and she's kinds ugly at the moment because so many areas are not resolved, but this is a necessary part of any painting's process. And I couldn't work on her any longer because the paint is so thick it's not drying (yes, even my acrylics aren't drying as quickly as I'd like them to!!) and my belly is grumbly, so I'm going to start some dinner. Comfort food for tonite, as we wait for poll


  "Spooked," 16" x 20" x 1/2", mixed media painting on gallery wrapped canvas, $649 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries may always come   to me. I came into the studio this morning, but had no focus or desire to create. It's been fading as these weeks have toiled on, and I actually went offline for a good part of the weekend, in an effort to minimize doom scrolling and keep my morale up. Usually I can pick up a brush and get something started, even if my heart isn't in it,  but today was different. Nothing showed up. So I busied myself with paperwork and correspondence and other admin tasks and tried to gently call up a visual while getting other things done. I kept seeing black scribbles. Fierce and angry ones. Tightly snarled, dark and fearful. Threatening. I decided to give into them. Just grab a tool and bring them to life. No expectations, just giving myself permission to make marks