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
$875 Buy Here
©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. kirkeeide@mac.com


Pear, Pom and Persimmon
12 x 12 (15 x 15 framed)
$750 + SH  purchase here
Shipping billed separately
 
 
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)
$750 + SH purchase here
Shipping billed separately

December 2, 2014

Halo


Halo
8x9.5 Oil
©2014 Deb Kirkeeide
$250 unframed. Purchase Here

I've been cleaning house in the studio. Recycling some paintings and trying some new things on some of the more salvageable pieces. I cropped in on this one and add more texture to her wings. I like her much better now and for now she is residing in a gorgeous frame that I've had for some time now.
If you are interested in her framed version, contact me ( kirkeeide@mac.com)  for image and price.

November 18, 2014

Checkmate - original Raven painting by Deb Kirkeeide

Checkmate
6x6 Oil on Linen
©2014

I had this idea to try for an encaustic piece and decided to try working it out on a small scale. In oils. Not sure why I chose that route - maybe it's comfort level. I've also started the encaustic and have found to a lot harder to control than I thought. I will post that at a later date, when I finish it.

I like how this little one turned out. I have no idea why I chose the checkered background. It would be intriguing if I had some deep, mysterious subconscious statement I was trying to make. Most likely I just saw one somewhere and thought it would be fun to try. I may try more.

November 17, 2014

Single Lady

Single Lady
6x6 Oil
©2014 Deb Kirkeeide

Seeing as Minnesota has been fast forwarded into winter in January... this may be a little wistful thinking back to summer when it was warm. And flowers bloomed and added color to the landscape outside my windows.