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January 30, 2008

Floral oil painting - "Pansy" by Deb Kirkeeide



Just a little wishful thinking for spring as we are staying warm in our 30 below zero windchills. I yearn for the days when I don't have to wear so many layers and heavy coats....sigh....

Pretty Pansy
6x6 oil on canvas
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January 28, 2008

A Portrait of Greta - oil painting



This is Greta. I was asked by her owner to paint her portrait. This was my first commission and I admit that doing a custom painting puts a new dynamic on the painting process. Will she like it? Is it what she was expecting? etc. But as I painted I just kept thinking of the loving words her owner used to describe Greta and let that coax Greta onto the canvas. It was the first time I consciously approached a painting from that direction and it worked. Her owner loved the painting.

Greta
10x8 oil on canvas

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January 27, 2008

"Heading East" original Landscape oil painting



On my first trip to Wyoming I was heading back east to Cody after spending the day at Yellowstone. It was the end of the day and the sun was lighting the mountains and the clouds with its last hits of color before the sun set. I finally found a place to pull over and snap a few pictures before it was gone. This is inspired by that time and photo but I took the liberty of removing the road and a few buildings in the distance.

Heading East at Sunset
8x6 oil on canvas panel$100 + $12 S/H



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January 22, 2008

Floral Art - Gerbera Daisies oil painting



These flowers a challenge to paint. They are so precisely and perfectly formed it's hard to convey that with my style of painting and within a small format. But I plan to figure it out - someday. I find myself thinking of new approaches to it - usually when I am driving to work, which always seems a great time to think through and analyze current challenges. Version three another day.

Gerbera Daisies
6x8 oil on canvas panel
$100 + $10 S/H

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January 20, 2008

Pink



Painting flowers again has offered a bit of spring even though the temps are far from it. Except for a brief trip to get a movie I have stayed indoors all weekend painting.
It's late and I am at a loss for a clever title for this painting - so it is just "Pink"

Pink
12x9 oil on canvas
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©2008 Deb Kirkeeide. All rights reserved.

January 15, 2008

Gerberas


A little splash of color to warm up the forthcoming sub zero temps here in Minnesota. These are those special days when I decide I'm so done with winter and I don't want to leave the house.

Gerberas
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January 14, 2008

Elkhorn Mountain - original oil painting


This is another painting from out west. I've done this scene before ...another time of day. This is the view from the rec hall at the ranch looking south - although no matter which way you turn there is another spectacular view.

Elkhorn
8x6 oil on canvas panel
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January 13, 2008

Blue Vista - original oil painting


This weekend I went back through some of my paintings from my trip out west. I decided to touch up some of the paintings that never quite got finshed and were more of a base. It was fun going back in remembering the day I painted it, how blue the mountains were, how the aspens were just starting to turn, the cool air and how all of us were set up on this bridge overlooking the creek - almost like being there!

Blue Vista
6x8 oil on canvas panel
$140 + $12 S/H




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January 9, 2008

Being Koi original oil painting



This is inspired by the Koi Pond at The Phoenecian resort in Scottsdale, AZ. During a visit there a couple years ago my daughters soaked up the sun while I watched and photographed the koi swimming the perimeter of the pond. Kind of like skaters in a rink...round and round.

Being Koi
16x20 oil on canvas

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January 7, 2008

Ewe Talkin' to Me? original oil painting



Well, I'm sure this title has never been used...coouldn't help it. That's all I heard in my head as I was painting this.

Ewe Talkin To Me?
9x12 oil on canvas
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January 5, 2008

Raven's Watch - oil painting



Some of my paintings excite me more so than others. I wonder what makes it so. It is a mystery as to why. Maybe its the memory that inspired it. Maybe it's when we let go of the expectation and let it come through with no resistance. The way it is supposed to be. For whatever reason this one is one of my personal favorites.

Its inspiration is from a photo I took on my roadtrip with Kristin Grevich to Jackson Hole two summers ago for a painting workshop. As Kris and I were driving through Yellowstone this Raven was sitting on the wall alongside of the road and there just happened to be a pull-off area right there giving us the opportunity to take pictures (Kris knows my affinity to Ravens as my totem animal) We jumped out of the car and were able to get within 5-6 feet of her while she sat for her close up. So this painting reminds me of my trip with Kris and what a great trip it was and of course for the Raven.

Raven's Watch
10x10 oil on canvas

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©2008 Deb Kirkeeide, All rights reserved.

January 2, 2008

Golden Bluffs



Another view from out west. In the morning when the sun hits the bluffs they turn golden. Looking at this makes me yearn for the mountains.

Golden Bluffs
8x6 oil on canvas panel
$100 + $12 S/H

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January 1, 2008

"Twins" Daily Painting



Well I hope everyone is off to a wonderful start to the New Year! For a couple weeks now I have been brimming over with plans and goals to work towards in this new year but somehow couldn't really start until today. It's like having permission to hit that start now button. But now I can.
Despite feeling under the weather for a few days I did decide to paint today. Actually I painted two but I'll post the other tomorrow.
Happy New Year!

Twins
6x8 oil on caanvas board
$100 + 12 S/H



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