Painting a Dog a Day - the First Year
volume one: the birth of a daily painter
by Kimberly Kelly Santini
In October 2006, Kimberly Kelly Santini pledged to paint one pet portrait each day for a year. That initial year stretched into another, and then another.
Because she simply didn't have enough to keep herself busy, the artist decided to collect her favorite pieces from that first year. She spent time studying them, added notes of hindsight, and penned an essay outlining the project's evolution and her artistic growth.
This volume is the first published (at least two more to come). It covers the time frame of October 2006 through December 2007, and includes over 100 color plates representing more than half the daily paintings from this time frame.
Artist Kimberly Kelly Santini typically focuses her creativity on painting and cooking and art journaling and teaching and dancing badly in front of her easel. She is best known for her acclaimed daily painting commitment "Painting a Dog a Day," featuring a new pet portrait on a daily basis. Santini also was the 2015 Kentucky Derby artist. She recently has ventured into painting vintage toys and young dancers along with a couple animals each week. 2015 marks the artist's 10th year of daily painting, and her blog continues to provide a candid peek the life of a working mom and artist.