July 21, 2016

"Neighboring Yards" - Minnesota landscape painting

Neighboring Yards | 6x8 oil | $120 free shipping

I thought I would try a landscape for my little plein air studies. One thing about Minnesota in the summer is the plethora of green in the landscape. It's easy to overdose on green here.
I may be going into color treatment after the summer is over. I think they give you lots of red to counteract its effects.

July 17, 2016

Pinkalicious - Garden Series Painting

 Pinkalicious | 6x6 oil | $120 free shipping

This little garden floral painting is in homage to my granddaughter's favorite color. PINK!

While Eva was visiting this spring, I asked her to help me pick out flowers for the garden.  She announced that her favorite colors are pink, purple and orange. As a result, these are the colors in my garden. There were strong negotiations to add some accents of white. After I thanked her for helping me plant my garden, she corrected me and said it was her garden. I just love three year olds! :)

July 10, 2016

Kristin's Peony - original floral oil painting of pink peony, by Deb Kirkeeide

Kristin's Peony | 8x6 oil | $150 Purchase

I recently helped my friend Kristin Grevich out with a video she needed to submit and afterwards we rewarded ourselves by painting in her beautiful gardens. Her peonies were in full force!
I think peonies must be my favorite flower, their soft pink, full, rounded and ruffled shape and delightful aroma are simply perfection!
This was painted a good month ago and they are long gone but right now I am in Northern Minnesota on the north shore of Lake Superior and they have just bloomed up here. Delightful!

June 30, 2016

Potato Vine - Original Floral Oil Painting Deb Kirkeeide

Potato Vine 6x6 Oil ©2016 Deb Kirkeeide
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Another intimate view of my planter. Since I painted this I've noticed the vine has practically disappeared. At this rate it will never become a vine. 

I suspect the resident bunny has found it rather tasty. 

June 28, 2016

Lantana Planter - Original oil floral painting by Deb Kirkeeide

Lantana Planter ©2016 Deb Kirkeeide 6x6 Oil
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Another study from my planters. A little snippet of orange lantana in one of my planters. 

June 26, 2016

Lantana Duet - Original Floral Oil Painting Deb Kirkeeide

Lantana Duet 6x6 Oil ©2016 Deb Kirkeeide
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Summer has arrived and with it I have resolved to get more plein air practice in. I'm starting out with some studies of my planters of flowers. I have no excuses when it is so easy to step out the door, onto my deck and paint away.  Now let's see if I can maintain this practice on a somewhat regular basis!

Happy summer everyone!