Kimberly Kelly Santini paintings with soul because our world needs more beauty
"Rabbit and Fox," 16" x 20", acrylics and graphite on oval shaped, gallery wrapped canvas, with image painted around the sides, so no need to frame. This painting can be yours for $699 plus s&h; returning collectors get 10% off. I accept Paypal, personal checks and payment plans. Please message me you inquiries, and thank you very much.
Fear has been on my mind a lot lately. I have anxiety (and honestly, this last administration hasn't helped, but that's a conversation for another time and place), and often use my paintings and journal as a place to work things out.
This one in particular - the rabbit's body language tells us that she has seen something, but she's not yet fled. Is her fear really manifested, is it the ghost of something in her heart, or has she risen above it? That's up to the viewer to decide.
This painting was done overtop"Empathy" from May of 2019 - as paintings age, I often see things I wish to change. This major revision happened last week, with the process documented in three video lessons which I shared in my online classroom. To further compliment the underlying idea of fear, last week we had a zoom conversation on Fear and Trust. All of these events (and, retroactively, an entire year's worth of previous ones) are available for self-study streaming. Interested in joining us? It's easy -check it out.
Wishing you a day of calm and grace, Stay well, Fondly, Kim
I am so excited to share with you the lessons I've created exclusively for this year's Make Create Express event. The first one features butterflies and will be part of the free Creative Retreat Weekend July 11-12th. The butterfly lesson will only be available, entirely for free, during this weekend event. However BOTH lessons, the butterfly and a wonderful rabbit painting workshop, are part of the year long Make Create Express. And I'm just one of 25 other artists who have made extraordinary content. Want in? Of course you do! We are less than 3 weeks out from the Creative Retreat Weekend , and to celebrate we are having a Blog Hop Giveaway. I get to give away 1 place in the Make Create Express year long workshop. This is a $120 value - think of the art supplies you can buy with that sort of savings!! To enter just share this particular blog post on Facebook and be sure to tell me that you have done so (shared this) by commenting here on the blog by 8pm on June 25th. I
"Lashes and Corkscrews," 5" x 8", buckskin tobiano curly horse portrait, acrylic on board, $289 to the first taker. Do I see any hands? Inquires to email@example.com . I really DID intend to paint today, but things got out of hand quickly. I think it was the Snickers bar breakfast that me going in the wrong direction right off the bat. Then the mid-morning helping of caramel corn followed by a Kit-Kat lunch.... straight downhill from there. For the last hour I have had my palette open and the brushes out, but trick-or-treaters are coming thick and heavy, and it's becoming very clear that I will NOT be finishing the sheltie paintings tonight (so sorry JB - they are coming, though!!). Instead I'll share with you a piece I did last week for an art competition. I won't find out about the juror's decision until December, but in the meanwhile, please enjoy Percy, my friend's new gelding. Isn't he a dear?! Be sure to make some time
"Dove 3," 11" x 14", acrylics and pencil on stonehenge paper, small white margin on edges (not pictured), $399 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Inquiries may always come to me . In between working on commissions, I am continuing my own learning via mentoring sessions with Anne Siems . I'm also taking an online workshop with Stanka Kordic. This piece was a eureka sort of painting in that it begins to meld what I am trying to learn from both these extraordinary women. Someone asked me recently why I study with other artists. It's because I'm never fully satisfied with what I know how to do. There's always people better than me at something or another, and I want to try to peek inside their brain to figure out how they weave their magic. Then I can adapt that to my own goals and style. It would be boring to paint the same way, every day, for eternity. I want to evolve and grow. Always. (and if you feel the same way, maybe you want to v