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November 30, 2008

She Runs Free - by Deb Kirkeeide


For me there really is a sense of freedom when I watch a horse run. When I was young I loved horses. I drew them. I read about them. I had a vast collection of horse figurines. I even dreamed that Santa brought me that pony I so wished for when I was 4-5. And I was so disappointed that it wasn't standing in our backyard that Christmas morning. To me there was nothing more beautiful. I still think they are beautiful and magnificent animals.

I'm not sure how this one evolved to what it is. Symbolically the horse represents that free and wild spirit within. The moon represents the feminine nature, the stars represent truth, the tree is our life force and the night corresponds to the preferred time to explore hidden aspects of self - as in our dreams. And thus the title of this painting - She Runs Free Beneath The Night Sky.

She Runs Free
10 x 20 oil on canvas
$350 + $15 S/H

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©2008 Deb Kirkeeide. All rights reserved.

November 27, 2008

Nick - by Deb Kirkeeide



They call him Nick..... Saint Nick.

Nick
8x6 Oil on Canvas board
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November 25, 2008

Baby, It's Cold Outside - Deb Kirkeeide



This may be a little early in the season for a reindeer but what can I say? This guy just looks a little cold and windblown.

Baby, It's Cold Outside
8x6 oil on canvas panel
$140 + $12 S/H



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November 23, 2008

Ruth's Red Scarf - By Deb Kirkeeide


I look at this and it reminds me of my mom when she was young. Something about the eyes I think. So I'm naming this one after you, Mom.

Ruth's Red Scarf
8x6 Oil on linen panel

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November 19, 2008

November Sunflower - by Deb Kirkeeide


Some warm sun for our cold wintery days.

November Sunflower
11x14 Oil on Canvas panel
$145 + $12 S/H




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November 18, 2008

Bah Bah Black Sheep - by Deb Kirkeeide




I'm not sure I've ever seen a brown sheep before - which makes me wonder if this is really what they call a black sheep?

I have put in a lot of hours painting in the last couple days and this is really all I have to show for it. Which is really a bummer because I had one that I was really loving bit some how it got away from me and I lost it and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't find it again! Just one (or two) of those days I guess.

Bah Bah Black Sheep
6x8 Oil on Canvas
SOLD! Thank you.


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November 13, 2008

Pink Peonies by Deb Kirkeeide


Just a little summer color to the brighten the grey wintery days were having here.

Pink Peonies
6x8 Oil on Canvas
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November 11, 2008

Pearl Necklace - by Deb Kirkeeide



I think of a Greek Goddess when I look at this one. Very beautiful and alluring. With an infinite wisdom and a presence of pure confidence within. I'm not sure which goddess she would represent - maybe all.

Pearl Necklace
6x8 Oil on Canvas Panel

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November 9, 2008

Backwards Glance - by Deb Kirkeeide



I'm really having fun painting this series of women. I know the direction I want to take this in and I think it is finally the start of that process.
I might have to try a snow queen - winter seems to have descended on us here in MN. The snow last friday didn't last long but it has sure remained cold. Tonight is supposed to be our coldest in 8 months. I'm not sure I'm ready for this.

Backwards Glance
6x8 Oil on linen panel

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©2008 Deb Kirkeeide. All rights reserved.

November 4, 2008

French Twist - by Deb Kirkeeide


I really, really love this one and am pretty pleased with it. I've lately become aware of something in the pattern of ups and downs in my painting. I'm finding that the subjects I choose to "second guess" what may be appealing for sales just don't work well for me. It's when I set that aside and paint what speaks to me that the paintings flow effortlessly. I beginning to believe that those seeming failures are pushing me to be true to my heart. I suppose that's really kind of a no brainer, huh?
So here she is, another fall goddess.
On another note, no matter what your political leanings are, the outcome of this election was a huge statement in our society's history. I knew the significance of it quite some time ago but as I watched the reaction to Obama's win it really hit me. It actually gave me hope.

French Twist
6x8 Oil on Linen panel

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November 3, 2008

Autumn Goddess - Painting by Deb Kirkeeide


One of the things I've decided to work on now and for the future is figurative painting. For some reason I have this block when it comes to painting people. I have an idea for a future series of paintings and they involve painting women. So, it's time to step out of the comfort zone and face my fears! I really enjoyed doing this one, staying loose and I really like it. I've named her Autumn in honor of the season. with all these warm fall colors all she needs are some leaves in her hair.

Autumn Goddess
6x8 oil on canvas panel
$150+$12 S/H

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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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