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.

November 14, 2014

The Remains of Autumn

The Remnants of Autumn
6 x 8 Oil on Arches Paper
©2014 Deb Kirkeeide

This is a little plein air from last Autumn that I forgot to post. I was with  Kristin Grevich at her cabin in Grand Rapids, MN. We decided to paint. Mother Nature decided to rain. So we stood inside her boathouse/cabin studio and painted looking out through the large sliding doors. 

I love how each plein air painting triggers such vivid memories of time past. More than any other activity, I remember each location the weather and the company shared. Always a good time!

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.