March 4, 2015

Just Singin' a Happy Tune - Original Meadowlark Painting - Deb Kirkeeide

Just Singin' a Happy Tune
12 x 12 x 1 on cradled board
©2015 Deb Kirkeeide

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Is it spring yet? Almost. But for many the question may be "is it done snowing yet?"
It will be nice to hear the nature's many songs again.

I am getting ready for a show coming up March 14 - March 22 at Squire House Gardens in Afton, MN where this painting will be available along with many others. This show is always one I look forward to. If you are in the area, please join us for the reception March 14 -  5 pm -9 pm. 

March 2, 2015

Chip - Original Wildlife Painting of Chipmunk - Deb Kirkeeide

8x6 Oil
©2015 Deb Kirkeeide

Just Chip. No Dale.  

This little wildlife painting is an homage to the little chipmunk that occasionally scurries across my deck, running for cover in a nearby downspout if I happen to surprise him with my presence! I'm sure there must be more than just him, but I only see a him on solo expeditions.

He always brings to mind childhood vacations at a woodsy Northwoods cabin. Where the chipmunks were tame enough to eat out of my hand. For a kid, there's a bit of magic involved in feeding the local "wildlife" out of your hand!

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February 8, 2015

Walkin' In Sunshine - Hen Paintng by Deb Kirkeeide

Walkin' In Sunshine
12 x 12 Oil

©2015 Deb Kirkeeide

I'm finding chickens kind pretty interesting lately. There are so many kinds. And then there are those fancy exotic chickens that take on so many personalities just by their looks alone.

I'm presently getting ready for a show coming up in March at Squirehouse Gardens in Afton, Mn.
More details to come as we get closer to the date. And more paintings to show!

January 25, 2015

Out For A Stroll - Original chicken oil painting by Deb Kirkeeide

Out For A Stroll
12 x 12 Oil  

©2015 Deb Kirkeeide

Just two good friends out for a country stroll. And one happy artist getting back into the rhythm of painting again. I finished this one, started two other large pieces and attended our reception for the Lake Minnetonka Studio Tour preview (coming up in May) this weekend.

January 18, 2015

In Silent Blue Waters - Original Oil Painitng of Swan

In Silent Blues Waters
16 x 16 Oil on Panel

©2015 Deb Kirkeeide

 Happy New Year, Everyone. I'm a bit late in getting started, in fact I just took down my Christmas decor! I decided I wanted to enjoy the sparkle a bit longer since I missed a good portion of the holidays. Did you know that it is bad luck to leave them up past February 2nd? So I guess I'm still good!

 This swan painting is one that I have reworked several times. One of those paintings that the longer I looked at it, I kept thinking of other things to try. (I have another that's been hanging out on the easel for the good part of 2 years or maybe more - I'm still experimenting with that one.) This latest version is one I am finally happy with. Any new ideas I have for it will require a fresh start.

But ideas are forming for new subjects and I'm excited to get started on them.

December 11, 2014

Pear, Pom and Persimmon Still llife painting

Pear, Pom and Persimmon

 As promised, a couple days late. This is the mate to the previous painting. Here is how they look hanging out together. If you are interested in both, contact me and I can offer you a Collector's discount.

Pear, Pom and Persimmon
12 x 12

The Pair......

December 7, 2014

Autumn Trio

This is one of two still life paintings that could be hung separately or as a pair. I'll post the other tomorrow. Both are the same subjects, have the same framing and look great together.

Autumn Trio
12 x 12 (15 x 15 framed)
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