Kimberly Kelly Santini artist, instructor, daydreamer
Did you know that I have an online classroom space? it's a fluid sort of learning experience, based on video shorts and links shared from the heart of my studio, information that follows my own train of thought and progression of work. I talk candidly about my struggles beyond the mere umbrella of how I put paint to canvas. Where my ideas come from, how my style is evolving, what I am reading, who's work is influencing me, my own creative ebbs and flow. I also share how I found my unique voice and style, and provide prompts and guidance to help my students discover theirs.
What do those videos look like? Well, they are a bit likethis little one(featuring the in process painting above), which sums up some of the things I've been thinking about today as I embark upon new works and allow free rein to my ideas. My Studio Visit students ($15/mo) get at least 3 videos like this one monthly, along with weekly accountability vlogs and a live monthly q&a lunch session. My Real Time students ($25/mo) get all of this along with (2) live sessions a month that could be a demo or conversation about relevant creative issues - we just did some personal excavation to uncover significant details to guide in successfully setting - and reaching - imperative goals in the new year, and in January will be talking candidly about fear. Both student levels also unlock the previous year's worth of content specific to their tier. If you want to learn more about this experience, pleasecheck it out.
And let me know if you have any questions.
Please note that the classroom's monthly charge is not prorated. So if you do join now, expect to be charged for December 2021 and then on January 1st you will see another charge representing the new content to come. This is specific to the platform and nothing I can control.
Thanks, as always, for following along on my painting journey,
"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
"Untamed," 24" x 36" x 1-1/2", acrylics and graphite with a wee bit of collage on gallery stretched canvas, painting wrapped 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. "You are a goddamn cheetah . Brave means living from the inside out. Brave means, in every uncertain moment, turning inward, feeling for the Knowing, and speaking it out loud. If you are uncomfortable—in deep pain, angry, yearning, confused—you don't have a problem, you have a life." Glennon Doyle Has anyone else been reading - and re-reading - their copy of Untamed ? (and if you haven't read it yet, who's keeping you from doing so?!) Glennon talks about women as cheetahs regularly, and it's a visual I lean on when I'm feeling a little wobbly. I am a cheetah. Cheetahs don't wobble, they look things directly in the eye. So when c
"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