November 2, 2008

Empty Nest - Painting by Deb Kirkeeide



My life has been hectic lately but it has calmed down and it feels good to be painting again. This one speaks of my present situation. The Empty Nest.
After a year of having my daughter and her dog living with me, she's moved to Florida to join her husband who is now stationed in Pensacola. After a year apart, due to his joining the Marines, he is starting his flight training and she can finally join him. It was strange to come home to an empty house again, harder than I thought it would be. I even toyed (briefly) with the idea of getting a dog to keep me company but then I came to my senses! Besides, I don't think any dog could take the place of Maverick. It's been wonderful having them here and I'm a bit sad that they are gone. I don't know what the usual allotment of the empty nest is, but this is now my fourth and I only have two kids...how does that work?

Empty Nest
6x8 oil on canvas panel
$130 + $12 S/H

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3 comments:

Brenda said...

I love this painting, Deb! Your brushwork is simply gorgeous! Good luck with that empty nest.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Thanks so much Brenda. I'm working on that empty nest thing just takes some getting used to.

Jennifer of VanSuydam Photographers said...

Loooove this.