February 27, 2008

Winter White floral oil painting by Deb Kirkeeide

This is another study of an earlier still life. A little tighter on the flowers and a cooler approach to the color. Just had to try it one more time.

Winter White Study 2
8x6 oil on archival canvas panel

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February 26, 2008

Daisy floral painting by Deb Kirkeeide

Life has a way of sending us messages that we are on the right path. They show up along the way, sporadically at times and occasionally in flurries . They come in the form of awards from other bloggers, a friend who out of the blue tells you that she knows, deep in her heart that I will be successful with all my artistic endeavors. They show up as notes left by a daughter to tell you that the house has been taken care of so the weekend is free to devote to painting. Another artist who took the time to tell me how much he enjoyed my blog and even checked it while he was on vacation. One of the blogging awards I just received was this one from Neda Doany of Papiers Colles
Another I received a while back was this one from Sue O'Kieffe of Sacred Circle Mandalas

To these two wonderful artists, I thank you and return the awards to you as well. And to every one else who takes the time to visit, to comment and to follow my progress as an artist, where would I be without you? You all enrich my life. You all deserve both awards. Thanks!

About the painting...these two Daisies seem to be lost in their daydreams, momentarily unaware of the other.

Daisy Daydreams
6x8 oil on canvas panel


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February 24, 2008

Deb Kirkeeide original oil landscape painting - Sundance Waterdance

Last spring I visited with Diane Whitehead in Park City Utah. We went to the Sundance Resort with the intention to paint and check out the gallery she was soon to have her art in. The weather didn't cooperate, but we did have a great lunch and took a walk around the resort for some inspiration. This was a little waterfall on the property. The water spilling over from the small pond, dancing over the rocks into the small stream. I really had fun painting this one and really like the result. It's also fun to think of the story behind the painting.

Sundance Waterdance
6x8 oil on canvas panel

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Kirkeeide original oil landscape painting - Forest Sanctuary

I've been MIA lately trying to catch up with marketing materials, design work and life in general. I've been painting, but by the time I get done at night I can't seem to get a decent picture taken for posting. Another thing I will find a solution to.
I'm also trying to live in the present moment and only attending to what is happening now. At this moment I'd like to be sitting by this little stream in the forest (which is in Wyoming, BTW) I can hear the birds singing, the brook babbling and the wind whispering through the trees. I am there.

Forest Sanctuary
8x6 oil on canvas panel
$145 + $12 S/h

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February 18, 2008

Spring Floral oil painting Deb Kirkeeide

What I like about this one is the loose spontaneous brushwork and the bright colors. It just says fun. The perfect antidote to a cold blustery winter day.

Spring Fling
6x8 oil on canvas panel

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February 17, 2008

oil painting of daisy by Deb Kirkeeide

This painting is the result of my third attempt of this daisy. I have a feeling there will be another version of this as I'm wanting to try a more dramatic approach. This became a study in subtlety and I have dubbed it Pretty Prima Donna because it became a battle of wills in how it finally presented itself. I figure after the third time around it was time to let it be what it wanted to be.
My daughter and I have been watching the
Planet Earth series lately. If you haven't seen it you should. It is a truly amazing and beautiful series and I don't know how anyone can watch it and not want to do everything they can to preserve our planet.

Pretty Prima Donna
10x10 oil on canvas
not available

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February 13, 2008

Still life oil painting flowers kirkeeide

This past weekend was spent up at artist Kristin Grevich's cabin in Grand Rapids, MN. We braved the sub zero temps to watch a horse and sleigh show at the fairgrounds. Luckily we were able to park our car by the grounds where it was held - so we were able to jump in and out to take pictures.
We spent the rest of the day in the warmth of the cabin setting up this still life and painting. I think it took almost as long to set up and light our subject as it did to paint it. What a great time. It's always so nice to paint with another artist to bounce ideas back and forth and give each other feedback. Certainly something that I would like to do more often. You learn so much by seeing it from another perspective.

Winter White
10x8 oil on canvas panel
$160 + $12 S/H

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February 8, 2008

Rueger - Dog Portrait

This is another of the ranch dogs in Wyoming. If I remember right his name is Rueger.
Heading up north this AM with another DP artist - Kristin Grevich. Hopefully get out and paint if it isn't too cold. Otherwise it may be painting indoors.

8x8 oil on canvas
$120 + $12 S/H

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February 6, 2008

Sunlight Basin - wyoming landscape painting

This landscape painting is another inspired from my trip to Wyoming. The location is Sunlight Basin about 50 miles NW of Cody. I've been thinking of this place lately - probably because I am planning to meet up with a few friends from that trip at the CM Russell Art Auction in Montana. I'm excited to see these friends again and to experience this part of the art world. More on that later - it's not until March.


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February 3, 2008

Gerbera 3 - floral oil painting

Third installment in the Gerbera chronicles. I think this is my favorite so far.

Gerbera 3
8x8 oil on canvas
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February 2, 2008

Morning Mist - Lake Landscape Paintings

This is a typical northern Minnesota lake scene. Early morning, the mist rising off the lake, a loon calls from the mist as I sit on the dock taking it all in while I drink my coffee. I am so there.

Morning Mist
11 x 14 oil on canvas panel
$250.00 + $12 S/H

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