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NEW PAINTING Weathered

  "Weathered," 24"x30"x1-1/2", acrylic on cradled wood panel, $1800 plus s&h when available.   Reach out to me   if you are interested, as I am in the process of putting together a special first dibs program for my collectors both old and new. this painting was started months ago and yet she feels like a timely arrival with the recent Roe decision. A quick reminder that this newsletter is not about politics. It is about my response to life, and how I use my art as a means to navigate that. Right now I feel like my brushes can say what language fails to. Thanks so much for your interest in my artwork - and for supporting me in my journey, warmly, Kim   available paintings reproductions my student membership & online classroom Recent online class content has included an examination of finding ideas, in depth exploration of color, behind the scenes details about the momma bear paintings, and insight on Smoke's progression. These are accompanied with ch

NEW PAINTING Willow

  "Willow," 24"x30", acrylic on panel, $1300 plus s&h when available.   Reach out to me if you are interested, as I am in the process of putting together a special first dibs program for my collectors both old and new. from my heart and then from life is how this painting came about. This Momma Bear began a couple weeks back, literally drawn overtop a pine tree painting using a previous Momma Bear painting as a reference. As I worked intuitively (meaning the reference got turned to the wall and I responded just to the new bear and whatever popped up next in my head), she began to look less like a pine tree and more like a weeping willow. It seemed fitting somehow, my association of  Momma Bears protectingt our children in a world gone mad, linked to willows - both whomping and weeping.. I hadn't spent time with a willow in years (but remembered a special one I used to bike past as a kid) and knew I needed to remedy that. A trip to Hogwarts just wasn't a

NEW PAINTING Smoke

  "Smoke," 24" in diameter x 1"deep, acrylic on cradled wood panel. Smoke will be $1800 plus s&h when available.   Reach out to me   if you are interested, as I am in the process of putting together a special first dibs program for my collectors both old and new. where there's smoke, there's fire and this mare has a fire in her heart. I am thinking about the edges of ambiguity or opposing ideas. For instance today is summer solstice, a definitive line between how we measure our daylight hours. But what about those things that don't have such obvious stopping points, like summer into fall? or stillness into a gentle breeze? or smoke vs fire? where are those edges, and what do they look like? and then, once I figure that part out, how can I paint them? Thanks so much for your interest in my artwork - and for supporting me in my journey, warmly, Kim

NEW PAINTING The Edge of Night

  "The Edge of Night," 24"x36"x1-1/2"", acrylic mixed media on deep cradled panel. Night will be $2000 plus s&h when available. But you need a little patience, as she's a candidate for a juried exhibition. If you can't stand the wait,  message me  and I'll get those results to you as soon as I have them myself. intuition is a huge part of my process. It's a weird thing to explain, how I bring a painting to life. An idea shows up and I invite her to the easel. Sometimes her visit is quick. Other times she can overstay her welcome - I think these are the ideas that show up before I have the skills to bring do them justice. Such was the case with Night - this painting literally took years to finish. I would carry her to a certain point, then realize I was lost, so she'd get set aside until I knew what was to come next.  That knowing is a strange thing - it's the sort of knowing one has in a dream state. You can't touch the sour

NEW PAINTING Queen

  "Queen," 16x20", acrylic mixed media on panel. Queen is $850 plus s&h to the first asking nicely - will it be you?   message me   to find out. Queen is a lesson painting ....but what does that mean, really? it means that her creation process was included in a video lesson shared in my online classroom. In her case I demonstrated how I work though various ideas as the piece progresses. Curious? want to join us? of course you do, and of course you can! my online classroom is basically a monthly membership ranging from $15-25 (you could also sign up at $4/month, which buys treats for Blue). Inside the classroom you will find regular content sharing exclusive behind the scenes footage and ramblings about my process and ideation along with structured exercises to help you manage a studio business and find your own style. Lessons come approximately weekly. The initial payment unlocks the previous 12 months of content, and then you are billed the first of the month onward

NEW PAINTING Ivy

  "Ivy," 24"x30"x1-1/2", acrylic mixed media on cradled panel with image painted around the sides (so no need to frame), $1800 plus s&h. Ivy could be yours -   message me   to make that happen. life influences art ....can you tell I gardened all weekend? trimmed trees, relocated some perennials, got my dahlias in the ground, deadheaded and weeded. It was a wonderful jumble of line and form played to a backtrack of birdsong. I know you see something different, but when I look at my paintings, I am reconnected with a moment in time. They are little pinpoints on my life's journey. Ivy is a sunny day in June spent ankle deep in periwinkle and discovering morning glories sprouted up nearly everywhere. What story does Ivy tell you?! Thanks so much for your interest in my artwork, warmly, Kim

NOW AVAILABLE Geranium

  NOW AVAILABLE "Geranium," 24"x20", acrylic mixed media on panel, $1100 plus s&h to   the first asking nicely.  Please send any questions  my way  and thanks so much for your interest in my artwork. Geranium and a few of her friends are looking for permanent homes. You can   see them over on my website   - and yes, I will combine shipping. The next studio sale will be focused on momma bears, and most likely happen by the end of this month. If you can't wait that long, I do have   Moss   and   Wander  immediately available. Thanks for taking the time to look at my work, Be well and be inspired, Kim

art SOJOURNaling - The Butterfly Effect ....and a studio sale reminder....

  The newest installation in my art SOJOURNaling project was released today - The Butterfly Effect is a journaling session rooted in a meditation to connect with your breath paired with a drawing exercise based on manifesting change in the face of the impossible. A lesson created for those of us who have been bruised and battered by the world of late. The art SOJOURNaling sessions are accessible via my YouTube channel. Here's a direct link to   The Butterfly Effect . Read on for details about tomorrow's studio sale, too - five rabbit paintings are looking for homes! i am hopping into summer with a handful of bunny paintings.... (sorry, couldn't resist a bad pun!!) On June 10th at noon eastern, you will find the listing for the above paintings on my website, inside my portfolio under "Available."  Here is a direct link to that page  - just remember that the paintings won't show up until the scheduled time.     If you would like to see detailed images of the pai

JUNE STUDIO SALE

  i am hopping into summer with a handful of bunny paintings.... (sorry, couldn't resist a bad pun!!) On June 10th at noon eastern, you will find the listing for the above paintings on my website, inside my portfolio under "Available."  Here is a direct link to that page  - just remember that the paintings won't show up until the scheduled time.     If you would like to see detailed images of the paintings prior to the sales' start, please use the links below: Synapse Geranium Molytva Promise Wild Iris At the specified time, the paintings will be added to those on my  "Available Paintings" page , with an "Add to Cart" button (interested buyers will click on the image of the painting they wish, and on the subsequent page choose the "Add to Cart" button). Once a collector completes the sale, the "Add to Cart" button is no longer available.  Again, you will not see the new paintings on the page until noon eastern on the 10th. H

NEW PAINTING Fire Water Air Earth

  "Fire Water Air Earth," 24"x30", acrylic mixed media on flat panel. She will be available at a future date, alongside her fellow momma bear paintings. I welcome inquiries - they may always come   to me . i've been learning all about clouds and other sorts of sky vocabulary as possible titles for this painting  because at first I thought she was emerging from a dark night. While she may have begun that way, she didn't stay cowed for long. Now she is victoriously ruling over a new dawn. I am exhausted. I have signed 3 emotionally demanding paintings this week, with others in process. Time to rest and savor what next week promises. I have a feeling t'll be more bears. I have plenty of anger and other emotions to work through before they can go. Hug your little - and big - ones, warmly, Kim PS You heard right - there is a pop-up studio sale next week. It'll be on my website, Friday, June 10th at noon, and it will feature rabbit paintings!! Details to c

NEW PAINTING With Great Purpose

  "With Great Purpose," 24"x30", acrylic mixed media on flat panel. She will be available at a future date, alongside some sister paintings. I welcome inquiries - they may always come   to me . did you know that a maple leaf symbolizes the power of love?  This painting is a prayer, my prayer, for manifesting change in our world.  Thanks, as always, for following along with my art journey, Warmly, Kim PS I'm having a pop-up studio sale next week, Friday, June 10th at noon, featuring rabbits!! Details to come.....

NEW PAINTING Guardian

  "Guardian," 24"x30", acrylic mixed media on flat panel. Guardian will be available at a future date, alongside some sister paintings. I welcome inquiries - they may always come   to me . Momma Bears are back with a ferocity. This was a tough week, to be honest. I can't stop thinking of the children and teachers who lost their lives in the Uvalde elementary school shooting. As a mother myself, a parent of a teacher, with friends who are educators, counselors, administrators et all, well, this guts me. Particularly so after seeing how changed my own community was after this fall's Oxford High School shooting just a few miles from my home.  So the foxes and rabbits, my own personal totems, got set aside in order for me to process the complexity of feels with my paints. I sat with my own complex responses but also talked to and read many other accounts. I tried to tap in to what people were feeling using a visual language I cultivated while painting the Talism

NEW PAINTING Wild Iris

  "Wild Iris," 20"x30"x1-1/2", acrylic mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas, image painted around the sides so no need to frame. Wild Iris will be available to purchase next month, along with several other rabbit paintings. And who knows, I might throw a fox in there - or something else as a surprise! Inquiries may always come   to me . It's bunny season in the studio Seems like spring has been ushering rabbits on to my easel for a couple of years now. I paint intuitively, which means life circumstances to steer my subject matter. Each day I ask myself what to invite into my paintings based on the things I have seen and felt. One such source is my dreams, and I can tell you my dreams have been hopping lately. Some say that dreaming of rabbits symbolizes prosperity and good fortune. Others interpretate rabbit as a trickster. I often think that, as prey animals, rabbits represent vulnerability and fear. Iris also symbolize a variety of things - wisdom, hope,

NEW PAINTING Geranium

  "Geranium," 24"x20", acrylic mixed media on panel. Geranium will be offered for sale in early June, along with a handful of other rabbit paintings. Please send any questions  my way  and thanks so much for your interest in my artwork. I wanted to try and paint the history of a plants blooms in one piece. This is an idea that has been taunting me for quite some time. I'm certain there are other ways to depict this, which I will continue to explore in upcoming pieces. Thanks for taking the time to look at my work, Be well and be inspired, Kim Available Paintings Find Your Unique Artists' Style (online instruction) Recent online class content has included an in process video and a live demonstration on how I paint the trees, discussion on how to tell our personal stories in our artwork, a challenge to examine personality traits and how they impact our art practice, a presentation on embracing change and inviting new directions to our work, a critique of stude

NEW PAINTING Dandelion

  "Dandelion," 24"x20", acrylic on panel $1100 plus s&h to the first asking nicely inside the next week. If she hasn't found a home by then she will be sent to an exhibition later this summer and available to purchase in July. Please send any questions  my way  and thanks so much for your interest in my artwork. It's been a Monday for sure. Email problems, internet down, website issues, a major billing problem with my cell phone - all the things that wind one up tighter and tighter. They are resolved now - knock on wood - and so it was extra wonderful to pull Dandelion back onto my easel for some final touches. And fitting, too, that a powerful little storm cell whipped through just as I signed her. Maybe the storm washed away all the negative energy - one can hope, right? Meanwhile, I still have a good fistful of dandelions here in the studio and am going to give them another go. Who do you suppose will show up next? Thanks for taking the time to look a

NEW PAINTING Sanctuary

  "Sanctuary," 24"x30", acrylic on panel $1300 plus s&h. This piece, along with a handful of sister paintings, will be available in the coming weeks. Please send any questions  my way  and thanks so much for your interest in my artwork. This painting is steeped in reverence and peace. Have you ever been walked into a place and felt as though you were filling your lungs more deeply than you ever had before? That's the realm of this painting. She is a sanctuary. Thanks for taking the time to look at my work, Be well and be inspired, Kim

NEW PAINTING Synapse

  Kimberly Kelly Santini   artist, instructor, daydreamer "Synapse," 24"x30", acrylic on panel $1300 plus s&h. This piece, along with a handful of sister paintings, will be available in the coming weeks. Please send any questions  my way  and thanks so much for your interest in my artwork. Fun fact - the trees in this painting were inspired from tree paintings I did several weeks ago. I literally used my own paintings of trees as the reference for the tree shapes in this piece. And the hyacinths are homegrown, painted from life using blooms beaten down by this week's rain. I particularly love how all of the shapes have morphed into marks that feel stylistically my own. Thanks for taking the time to look at my work, Be well and be inspired, Kim