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NEW PAINTING Inner Truth

  Kimberly Kelly Santini   paintings with soul because our world needs more beauty   "Inner Truth," 24" x 20", acrylics on panel, $849 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Please note that the watermark is not on the original painting. Returning collectors always receive 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans. Feel free to directly  message me  with your inquiries. For the last month I've been involved in a workshop called "The Brand of You." It was offered via Patreon with the mission of defining clearer intentions in our lives. One of the most important takeaways I got was a cleaner understanding of my own truth and mission as an individual, as a painter and as an instructor. There's a certain ferocity to what I do daily - painting intuitively from a vulnerable space in response to world events - and also a tenderness, which I suppose comes about because I am willing to be vulnerable. This is the painting that came to fru

NEW PAINTING Daffodil

  "Daffodil," 20" x 20", acrylics on quatrefoil shaped panel, $899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Please note that the watermark is not on the original painting. Returning collectors always receive 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me.   Daffodil is disgusted with this week's weather forecast. She is so done with snow. Is a little sunshine and 60 degree weather too much to ask for in late April in Michigan? pretty please? Thanks for following along on my painting journey. Be well, Fondly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Turbulence

  "Turbulence," 24" x 20", acrylics on panel, $849 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Please note that the watermark is not on the original painting. Returning collectors always receive 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me.   It's been a bumpy ride, hasn't it? just when it feels as though positive change is happening, there's a new setback. Or past mistakes are repeated. I'm right here with you. It's been stressful here too. Perhaps this note is showing up in your box after a good amount of radio silence from me. Back in late February, just as I had corrected my internet and network problems, I began having issues with emails getting properly delivered. At first I thought it was an isolated thing. As the weeks went on, it escalated significantly and I realized only a small percentage of my messages were actually arriving. It took a good amount of research and digging, however, I think that is fina

NEW PAINTING Tulip Chickie

  "Tulip Chickie," 6" x 8" x 1", acrylics in cradled panel, image wrapped around the side for a clean and contemporary look, $269 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Please note that the watermark is not on the original painting. Returning collectors always receive 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me.   Tulip is the friend who is always in tune with your mood and will sit quietly alongside you during the darkest times, no questions asked. She also loves to dance, and has this crazy, signature head-bobbing move that gets everyone rushing onto the dance floor. Thanks for following along on my painting journey. Be well, Fondly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Pink Chickie

  "Pink Chickie," 6" x 8" x 1", acrylics in cradled panel, image wrapped around the side for a clean and contemporary look, $269 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Please note that the watermark is not on the original painting. Returning collectors always receive 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me.   That bow <3 I can't stand it! Thanks for following along on my painting journey. Be well, Fondly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Millie Chick

  "Millie," 6" x 8" x 1", acrylics in cradled panel, image wrapped around the side for a clean and contemporary look, $269 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Please note that the watermark is not on the original painting. Returning collectors always receive 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me.   Here's another little chicklet for you. They are so much fun to paint! Thanks for following along on my painting journey. Be well, Fondly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Coco Chick

  "Coco," 6" x 8" x 1", acrylics in cradled panel, image wrapped around the side for a clean and contemporary look, $269 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Please note that the watermark is not on the original painting. Returning collectors always receive 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me.   It's baby chick season! Over the weekend, I visited a mess of little peepers and floofers, which of course meant that I had to paint them, right?! It's hard to make these any cuter - but I think the addition of a crown levels things up just a smidge. I intentionally kept this one small, so she could be easily tucked somewhere. However, if you are looking for more of a statement painting,   Derby Chicks   is available. I can also paint something to your specifications, whether that be size or colors. Thanks for following along on my painting journey. Be well, Fondly, Kim

PAINT OFF with Ardith Goodwin

  I wanted to share a super fun event that's happening TOMORROW.  I am so thrilled to get to paint live, via instagram, with one of my heros and dear friends Ardith Goodwin. We will be painting each other's favorite animal, using each other's favorite color, and having a grand ole' time in the process. You can watch this unfold, side by side, via   Ardith's live Instagram feed , tomorrow nite (April 9th) at 6pm central time. I recommend viewing on a device larger than a cell phone, in order to maximize the level of detail visible on the split screen. Hope you can join us to view the paint slinging and general jollitry (is that a word? well it is now!). Here's a   direct link . Thanks for following along on my painting journey. Be well, Fondly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Cameo

  "Cameo," 9" x 12", acrylics, collage and graphite on panel, $429 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors always receive 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me.   Today I decided to take this   older demo painting   and carry it a bit further. I made   a time lapse video   of the process, which I rather like watching. Makes the painting process look effortless (it lies!), but it also gives you an idea of how much a piece can change as the marks build up. Thanks for following along on my painting journey. Be well, Fondly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Clover

  "Clover," 24" x 30", acrylics and graphite on panel, $899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors always receive 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me.   I think the sunshine and fresh greens are getting to me!! Thanks for following along on my painting journey. Be well, Fondly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Elemental

  Kimberly Kelly Santini   paintings with soul because our world needs more beauty   "Elemental," 20" x 30" x 1", acrylics and graphite on gallery wrapped canvas, image painted around the sides, $999 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors always receive 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me.   This is my interpretation of the birth of something significant - a little bit of fire, water, earth and air, all caught up in an eddy or force of incalculable promise and ferocity. Thanks for following along on my painting journey. Be well, Fondly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Pussywillow

  "Pussywillow," 15" x 30" x 1", acrylics and graphite on gallery wrapped canvas, image painted around the sides, $799 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors always receive 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me.   This one was influenced by   Willem de Kooning   and   Brian Rutenberg , both of whom I spent time studying over the weekend. And while Pussywillow answered a number of questions for me, she also raised many more. So there will be further explorations happening. Speaking of which, I am demoing for my online students at 10am eastern Friday. I'll have multiple cameras positioned so that you can see my palette and easel simultaneously, and will be painting and answering questions as I go along. The session will be recorded for those with previous commitments. You are welcome   to join us  (you want to choose the Real Time Experience, and note that once you sign up, you'll also get

NEW PAINTING Oak

  "Oak," 12" x 12", acrylics and graphite on cradled wood panel, image painted around the sides, $449 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors always receive 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me.   After closing on the purchase of this house, the sellers invited us over to review all the various systems in place and talk about maintenance. It was a fabulous chance for us to learn about all the little details of this new property and get to know the couple who had lived here. While My Better Half was off learning about the sprinkler systems and the furnace, I got a tour of the property, the plantings and an introduction to the "neighbors." There's the 7 deer who bed down in the tree circle, Lucy the possum who does the walk of shame each morning when she returns home after a wild night on the town, James the groundhog, who has both a summer home and a winter den. Agatha the bat and the Chi

NEW PAINTING Tender

  "Tender," 12" x 16", acrylics and graphite on museum quality panel, $499 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors always receive 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me.   We have a small herd of deer that hang out with us, which is unusual for a neighborhood setting. I think the prior home owners must have fed them (it's not a stretch by any means, given that we have a squirrel who comes to the kitchen window and begs for apple slices and a chipmunk family that are not shy in the least. We have yet to meet James the groundhog and Lucy the possum.). But anyways, when I was out walking this morning, I got to wondering if I might have the honor of actually seeing a fresh baby deer in my own yard this year, and how much fun it would be to sit (at a distance, mind you) and sketch from life. And so this painting is me trying to manifest that idea. You might also recognize the oak leaves - they carried ov

REWORKED PAINTING Out on a Limb

  ABOVE, the reworked "Out on a Limb," 24" x 18", acrylics and graphite on panel, $799 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Original version is below. Returning collectors get 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me.   I dove into the bare branches concept with so much enthusiasm, making a flurry of work and enjoying the accompanying learning process. The dust is settling now (the inspiration of the fresh snow has been replaced with a desire to settle in and watch my world re-green), and I was able to see this painting in particular with fresh eyes. The colors were glorious (see below for the previous incarnation of the painting), but they swallowed up the rest of the artwork. The chicadees got lost and the saturation of the yellow overwhelmed the nuance of the tangled branches. I tackled this piece with glazes and repainted passages (resulting in the image shown above). Now I feel it's stronger, more cohesive, and ul

NEW PAINTING Crowned

  "Crowned," 24" x 30" x 1-1/2" diameter, acrylics and graphite on cradled panel, painted around the sides, $1299 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors always get 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me.   I am asked all the time where the ideas for my paintings come from. I work intuitively, approaching the painting with a general idea and allowing it to Become. I try to think open endedly, meaning I brainstorm possible directions, then go with the one which feels the truest to the piece that's evolving. There's often a good amount of tripping and back tracking and repainting, and sometimes a piece will just stall, for no reason other than I can't get out of my own way. This painting was influenced by   Untamed , the cheetah piece I did last month. That piece was titled for   Glennon Doyle's book   of the same name (which has been akin to a Bible for me during the pandemic). Untam

NEW PAINTING Crocus

  "Crocus," 20" diameter, acrylics and graphite on 1/2" thick birch panel, painted around the sides, $899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors get 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me.   I am thrilled by this one, inspired by the first lovely little crocus to smile at me last week. I knew (after   Foxy ) that I wasn't yet done with painting foxes, that they would continue to show up from time to time. And when I got the itch to work in a circular format again, all I could picture was a fox all curled up on herself. A circle in a circle. I love repeating patterns with subtle differences. It's one of those things that makes me feel alive. And I'm buzzing with life today! Thanks for following along on my painting journey. Be well, Fondly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Confidante

  "Confidante," 16" x 20", acrylics and graphite on gallery wrapped canvas, painted around the sides, $649 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors get 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me.   So this one started out as a demonstration painting for   my online students . They got about 5 hours of active painting and Q&A in real time, broken into sessions happening on Friday and yesterday. Even still, that wasn't enough time to finish this painting - I spent a good chunk of today tying up loose ends and finessing the piece. And now I'm editing a shorter video that summarizes the final stages that took place off camera. It's a different way of teaching, for certain. I'm used to leading in person workshop experiences, but in light of covid and the uncertainty of when it will be safe for all to travel (and spend) again, I built   an online space   that provides the same sort of quality i

NEW PAINTING Bare Branches

  "Bare Branches," 24" x 36" x 1", acrylics and graphite on gallery wrapped canvas, painted around the sides, $1899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors get 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me.   The bird and snow inspired paintings continue. This time around, I invited a polar bear to join in. I need to learn more about the Inuit community and their ties to these bears - someone told me that it's rather mystical. I'd like to understand it better myself - and perhaps that will make me a better painter, too, of these delightfully engaging animals. Also, Friday (only two more wakeups!!), at 10am eastern, I will be doing a live painting demo in   my online classroom . I will have multiple cameras set up (both my easel and palette/work surface), giving each student a front row seat from the comfort of their own home, as I share - with real time q&a - how I respond to my world and turn

NEW PAINTING Red Bird

  "Red Bird," 16" x 20" x 1", acrylics and graphite on gallery wrapped canvas, painted around the sides, $649 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors get 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me.   This Friday, at 10am eastern, I will be doing a live painting demo in   my online classroom . I will have multiple cameras set up (both my easel and palette/work surface), giving each student a front row seat from the comfort of their own home, as I share - with real time q&a - how I take my own goosebumps (like experiencing a flock of cardinals flying around me yesterday) and turn them into paintings. This demo is offered via zoom webinars; participants must have zoom installed on their devices and be enrolled in the Real Time tier of   my patreon . All Real Time online students will have access to watching the demo live, along with a recorded version of the presentation. Real Time participation costs

NEW PAINTING Out on a Limb

  "Out on a Limb," 24" x 18", acrylics and graphite on panel, $799 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors get 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me.   Continuing to be inspired by the deep snow and the flurry of bird activity in our yard, I took what I learned while painting   "Three,"   and began several other pieces. I'm also working on a large commission that is simply blowing my mind in a good way - which I love to have happen!! Thanks for following along on my painting journey. Stay well, Fondly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Three

  "Three," 24" x 36" x 1", acrylics and graphite on gallery wrapped canvas, painting image wrapped around sides. $1899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors get 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me. We got plenty of snow last night, and that meant delaying starting my day to dig us out. Which truly upset me at the time, because after   yesterday's painting , I was dying to get in the studio and start pushing paint. But something happened. While I was shoveling (and muttering under my breath about why it seemed like a good idea back in July to sell our snow blower in the garage sale), I noticed the lace like patterns of bare branches agains the fresh snow. And the birds were huddled together, in the densest part of the trees and shrubs, giving me a piece of their minds, too. So that is what I painted today. And there just might be more of these. It's sort of like a Daydream painting, but

NEW PAINTING Mother Time

  "Mother Time," 18" x 24", acrylics and graphite on flat panel, $799 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors get 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me.   As the snow literally flies, a polar bear materialized on my easel. She has a blue eye, representing the night, and a gold one for the dawn. HInts of pink, green, orange and purple speak to the seasons that will reveal themselves (sooner, rather than later, I hopw). This is Mother Time. My   online students  are getting a video-ed lesson on the creation of this painting. You are always welcome to join us, and watch how these sorts of things come to life. Thanks for following along on my painting journey. Meanwhile, stay out of this miserable weather and pour yourself something warm. Stay well, Fondly, Kim

NEW PAINTING War Bonnet

  "War Bonnet (a reworked version ofTraveler)," 20" x 30", acrylics and graphite with a wee bit of collage on gallery stretched canvas, painting wrapped around the sides, $999 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors get 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans.   Please message me.   I always say that if a painting sticks around long enough, it's a candidate for a rework of some sort. Traveler, which I shared  earlier last week, appeared a little out of balance in the days after posting, and I brought her to my weekly critique. They had some interesting suggestions about how I might carry the idea further and express myself more clearly. Today, in between meetings (yes, even artists can sit in zoom meetings all day long!), I got out the brushes and had another go. And this is where I ended up. To me this takes the idea of a spirit guide quite a bit further - instead of merely being at one's shoulder, this talisman is