October 21, 2014

Show Off - peacock painting

Show Off
6x6 Oil/Linen
©2014 Deb Kirkeeide

Male peacocks are amazing. And quite the showoffs. On a visit to an aviary I came across a male peacock casually strolling the grounds. One minute, Mr Cool, quite aloof to his audience. In the next, he was strutting his stuff, in full regalia, seemingly showing off and quite impressed with himself.

This is another little study that may become a larger piece.

October 19, 2014

Two Hens

Two Hens
6 x 6 Oil
©2014 Deb Kirkeeide

A little warm up for a possible larger painting. These two look like they're in quiet pause after running out of conversation. Or maybe just contemplating where in the barnyard  they will go next.

September 24, 2014

Late Summer Blooms - Original floral oil painting

Late Summer Blooms
14 x 11 Oil

A floral bouquet painting celebrating the colors of late summer. I was inspired by an ad, made a trip to Trader Joe's for some flowers and set up the bouquet in my studio to paint as a study. Very loose and impressionistic. I love these colors. It really reflects the colors of the trees right now with bright pops of yellows and oranges against the still green trees.

$450 purchase here.

September 22, 2014

Max the Cat - Pet portrait

Max the Cat
12 x 9 Oil
©Deb Kirkeeide

This is Max. I was asked by his people to paint this portrait of their beloved cat. He is a handsome fellow isn't he?

In their words: Max was a lap cat and he loved to cuddle. He was very loyal, almost like a dog. He would loved to greet us at the door with tons of meows and head nods. He was very vocal cat. Max loved his food and was so motivated to eat that he would perform tricks for treats. He was a big cat at least until he got older.  He didn't care much about being outside, but he loved to check out little critters and birds through the window. 

I hope this painting will bring them many smiles and happy memories.

September 14, 2014

Lavender Bee - painting by Deb Kirkeeide

Lavender Bee
8 x 6 Oil
©2014 Deb Kirkeeide

My friend and fellow artist, Nora Wildgen White has recently taken up the Green Sword in protecting our pollinators. In fact, she's got a swell website where you can download a free poster and find lots of great resources for protecting our pollinators future. I know I'm more informed and inspired by her passion. Check it out! Get a free poster and learn how you can help! BeeSwell.org

June 29, 2014

Silent Wisdom - Orignal wildlife painting by Deb Kirkeeide

Silent Wisdom
18 x 18 Oil
©2014 Deb Kirkeeide

This is a larger version of a  6 x 8 owl painting I did late last fall.  I am really happy with how this turned out and it looks even more dynamic in person.