Monday, February 20, 2012

Pink by Kimberly Kelly Santini

"Pink," 6" x 12", pastural scene done in acrylic on a museum quality panel, for sale via gallery representation. Inquiries may come to me.


I am working on a collection of paintings that I hope to be sending next month to a new gallery - a space that's new to me and new to it's community. The contracts are not yet signed, so I'll hold off on sharing details until everything is finalized, but rest assured that I will shout this news from the mountaintops when all is official.

Meanwhile, I'm researching the area and putting together some new work for them to review along with a half dozen or so favorites from my archives.

"Pink" is part of this grouping and could be shipped out soon, if the gallery owner agrees that Pink'll be a good fit with the artists' she's representing. 

In other news, I survived the weekend's Dance Convention very nicely, thank you. And earned myself an invitation into a ballet class for regular life drawing. Starting Wednesday.

I best go sharpen my pencils! 

Reference Photo

Above is the reference photo that inspired "Pink." Warm thank you to SS for sending this photo over and granting me permission to paint it! 

The changes I made were small, but they resulted in big shifts - tilting the horizontal lines/planes, pulling the far horse in a little closer, bringing my value range in tighter, paying attention to local color reflections, and eliminating the fence lines and barn.

And while I absolutely adored the peace signs on the blanket, ultimately they were too busy to be included successfully given the final scale.

It's worth noting that the above photo is not included so that others may paint from it. The photo is copyrighted (and unless noted specifically, all the images I share are copyrighted). Artists must first obtain permission from the photographer - even if they are making changes to the photo like I did above!

Don't get caught up in copyright shenanigans - it's not worth the damage to your reputation or the loss of creative energy.


Friday, February 17, 2012

Valarie Wolf - A couple of New Paintings

'Waiting For Direction' 8" x 10" oil
These two oil paintings are done in a more traditional sytle.  I am starting to pay more attention to light and shadow, and am enjoying the process.  The horse is actually 'made up' meaning, the body of the horse is taken from a photo I took of a ceramic horse of mine.  I changed the position of the head and neck.  This is something I thought I would never attain- to actually formulate a painting from my mind.

I just finished this little head study.  Here again, I am concentrating on lights and shadows, and incorporating warm and cool colors which adds such dimension and interest to a painting. I quite like the loose background with the greens contrasting with the reddish color of the horse.  I think this little horse has such a sweet expression.
'Finely Bred' 6"x 6" oil

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


And now for a touch of the equine and a lovely break from all those pop art pups..

Freckles is a private commission for a birthday gift.. I enjoy the challenge of all those spots and making sure the hair is travelling in the correct direction..  Horse coats seem to have hair going all directions.

Thank you Nikki for commissioning me to immortalise Freckles for you


14" x 21"
Private Commission

Catherin McMillan

Original artwork for sale
Commissions welcome worldwide

Payment plan offered
Gift Certificates available

Pay pal accepted

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Start of the ‘Cowgirl Series’ by Debbie Flood


Braiding under the pine 1 Large Web view

Braiding under the Pine

5 x 7 Watercolor $100.00 no frame or $275.00 with a frame. Plus Shipping.

Canyon Solitude web Large Web view

Canyon Solitude

7 x 5 Watercolor, $100.00 no frame, or $275.00 with a frame. Plus shipping.


Canyon wedding Large Web view

Canyon Wedding

7 x 5 Watercolor, $100.00 no frame, $275.00 with a frame. Plus shipping.

A few weeks ago, I had a thought to create some small paintings of Cowgirls of all ages doing various things with their horses or ranch life.

So far, I have created these three little gems! I really like them a lot. I have created them, using my own photographs as reference and the Canyons and rocks that I had experienced when I went out West last Summer.

I especially enjoyed painting the latest one, Canyon Wedding. I love a challenge with my watercolors and creating that sheer see through effect of the white head gear and the piece draped over the horse’s withers, was a very fun challenge.

I have packed and shipped out two large paintings to the Moreno Valley Arts Council Winter Exhibit, in Angel Fire, New Mexico. That exhibit runs February 14- 21, 2012.

Back to the drawing and painting table for me!

More works in the making and more exhibits to enter and Galleries to send work to.

Have a great weekend, coming up! Go Patriots!

~ Debbie