This title is a natural extension of the artist's daily blog, where she chronicles details of each animal that crosses her easel. The book includes insights to her process and studio that the blog does not, it summarizes a year's worth of production into a neat package, and includes portraits that were not originally published. It is a great title for anyone interested in daily painting or defining their own artistic voice, and is especially enjoyable to those interested in animals and painting.
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.