May 6, 2015

Tide Pool - Egret Painting

Tide Pool
15 x 20 Oil
©2015 Deb Kirkeeide

While out in California a while back I watched this egret wading in one of the tide pools looking for dinner along the shore. I think it's fascinating to be able to observe nature in ways we don't normally pay attention to. It was that time of day where the light was just right making the experience even more perfect!

This past weekend was the Lake Minnetonka Studio Tour. Several area artists opened up their studios to the public for show and tell. It was a good weekend, meeting new people and visiting with past collectors. And my studio is the cleanest it has been in a long time! I want to thank all who came out over the weekend.

Here are a few pictures from the studio.

May 4, 2015

Eva's Best Buddy - Painting of a Pug

Eva's Best Buddy
10 x 9 Oil 
©2015 Deb Kirkeeide

This is Maverick, my granddaughter's best buddy. Or, her Puppy Brother. For a grumpy old man he is very tolerant of her active toddler ways, but I'm sure he would prefer it if she liked to cuddle up on the couch and sleep instead of going non stop through out the day. She loves him very much.

I decided to start building Eva's art collection each birthday. So this is the second in the birthday series! I also wanted to paint him in a style that fits a 2 yr old's room. I think he turned out to be pretty fun. Her reaction? "Dog!"

April 26, 2015

A Bright Sunny Day - Sunflower painting

A Bright Sunny Day
8x8x1.5 Oil on Cradled Wood
©2015 Deb Kirkeeide

It's been a busy couple of months with many projects demanding my attention. I feel a bit like I'm a juggler in the circus!

The latest is getting ready for the Lake Minnetonka Studio Tour coming up next weekend. In the midst of getting the studio ready (cleaning, moving furniture, hanging paintings and planting flowers....) I've managed to get a few paintings done. This being one of them.

If you are in Minnesota next weekend stop in and say hello! For more info click the tour link above.

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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

For more birds and animals please visit here

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!

See more wildlife over here!

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.