January 22, 2009

Say Goodnight Gracie - by Deb Kirkeeide

The title comes from a line from The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show back in the fifties. George would end the should with"Say goodnight, Gracie"

My model is Gracie and she belongs to my daughter. I love this one. It really just captures her personality.She makes a good model and while they were visiting for Christmas I took lots of pictures so I'm sure there will be more.

If you are interested in a portrait of your pet please contact me - I'd love to do it for you.

Say Goodnight Gracie
6x6 Oil on canvas
SOLD - Gracie found a new home.

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January 15, 2009

Duality - by Deb Kirkeeide

This raven painting was inspired by another myth. Why Raven is Black and the World Imperfect. Right now I can't find a link for the story but in short it explains the duality of all the creatures nature. Our bright side and our shadow side. This is one image that was inspired by the story and I have some others I want to paint as well. I'll post the story when I have more time. It is fairly lengthy.

11x14 oil on panel
$465 + $15 S/H

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January 12, 2009

Orange Zinnia

It will be a long time before we see one of these blooming here. Five inches of snow today and now we are headed into the deep freeze. I'm glad I shoveled before the wind kicked in. Wind chills are expected to be 20 - 35 BELOW ZERO! Do I really have to leave the house tomorrow??

Orange Zinnia
6x6 oil on panel
$100 + $10 S/H

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January 11, 2009

Partly Cloudy - by Deb Kirkeeide

This one may look like a repeat but it isn't. Very much like Bee My Sunshine. For some reason I had started this, got it blocked in and decided I didn't like where it was going. Why, I don't know. So it has been sitting here unfinished and this weekend I decided I couldn't let a good canvas sit and collect dust. It's really got a lot of lush, thick and loose paint strokes and I think I like it.

Partly Cloudy
18 x 18 Oil on Canvas
$400 + 20 S/H

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January 8, 2009

Winter's Beauty - by Deb Kirkeeide

A winter goddess. I don't know where this came from. Like most inspiration, just a glimmer of an idea and here she is.

Winter's Beauty
14 x 11 Oil

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January 7, 2009

Red Daisy

A red gerbera daisy tonight - sweet and simple. Tonight I am relaxing with a glass of wine,some new art magazines and maybe a steamy novel...

Red Daisy
6x6 oil on canvas panel

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January 4, 2009

Winter Horses - by Deb Kirkeeide

I painted for 12 hours today(not just on this painting)and I'm exhausted. Trying to get in as much as I could before I go back to work. With three or four paintings (and more ideas) in the works I felt possessed to get them done. They still aren't but close.

A friend took this photo a couple years ago and I've always thought it should be a painting.

Winter Horses
6x8 Oil on canvas board

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January 1, 2009

Raven Frees the Light ~ by Deb Kirkeeide

I love mythology. Especially the stories where the Raven plays a role. I've done a version of this idea before but I especially like this painted version.

In this myth from the Haida tribe of the Northwest coast the Raven, Creator of the World tires of the darkness that covers the earth and decides to do something about it. Having heard stories of an old man who has a collection of boxes that contain the relief to the suffering of the darkness.He transforms himself to be born to the old man's beautiful daughter. As the young Raven Boy sticks to his paln, he tricks his grandfather, who loves his grandson very much, into giving him the box that contains the light. Upon opening the box the Raven transforms himself into his old self, grabs the light and flies up into the open sky. Raven the transformer lights up the world and as he flies carrying the light in his beak he is able to see the beauty of the world he created. While admiring his work, he is startled by an eagle and drops the light which breaks into three pieces when it hits the earth. Two pieces bounce up into the air and become the Moon and the Stars. The Raven retrieves the third piece and places the sun in its proper place where it warms us, gives us light and sustains life to this day.

The new year always offers new beginnings, hope and light. I hope the New year brings light to your life and is bright and shiny! Happy New Year!

Raven Frees the Light
10 x 20 Oil and Acrylic on canvas
$600 plus shipping

If interested please contact me kirkeeide@mac.com
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