Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. At first the paintings were mostly dogs, but over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, children and other treasured heirlooms.

And yes, I accept commissions!

You are invited to sign up using the links at the left to receive the dailies via email or follow my blog with a feed. I post additional info, including in-process jpgs and other related information, on the studio Facebook page as well.

Thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

About Painting a Dog a Day

  
AT TOP: The first Dog a Day painting, a 4" x 6" study of Arwen, from October 2006. At bottom, a Dog a Day painting 10" x 16" from November 2012.

Who would have thought back in 2006 when I made my daily painting pledge and started “Painting a Dog a Day,” that it would grow into this?

The original premise was that each day would bring about one new pet portrait, and I was to keep this up for one year. But I had so much fun, I never stopped.

The idea caught on over the years, inspiring other artists to begin their own daily pet portrait projects. But I was proud that my commitment started well before anyone else's and continued long after the others turned to other subject matter or put their brushes down.

2013 brought painting #1500 and with that a new title - "Paintings with Soul" - one I think better epitomizes the work coming off my easel these days.

My subject matter has expanded to include more than just canine friends - domesticated animals, children (still a new subject for me!) and vintage toys and candies are now a regular part of the mix. Future plans include a continued expansion of subject matter, especially in the area of young dancers (imagine Degas meets Matisse) and childhood treasures, along with further work on both the Water Dogs and Ball Dogs series of paintings.

But I haven't changed the archives up one bit - all the blog postings and daily paintings are still available on the blog.

Original paintings, along with reproductions and notecards of select images are available in my FineArtAmerica storefront. If you don’t see the painting you want, please let me know.

You can purchase Painting a Dog a Day publications here.

And yes, I am still doing pet portraiture - I am accepting a limited number of commissions these days, focusing on my own artistic growth, satisfying inventory needs for gallery representation, and traveling to teach multi-day workshops. Email me and we can start talking about your special project!ksantini@turtledovedesigns.com
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