November 30, 2009


Maybe I should have named this Divine Bliss - she does look a bit blissful.

This painting - or idea has seen MANY incarnations. In fact I have painted and unpainted so many versions of this that I could have a whole choir of angels! I don't know why I wrestled so hard with this one, but this is how she shall remain. I think my problem is that I think I want to be the next Waterhouse or Thayer. I suppose they were painting a bit longer than I have been - so it will have to be a Kirkeeide.

9x12 Oil on Linen Panel
450 + 15.00 SH

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November 25, 2009


This one turned out very loose and impressionistic. Sometimes I'm surprised by what comes out. Style changes day to day. Must reflect the mood. Sometimes loose, sometimes more controlled and sometimes a little uptight! I suppose that makes sense because it is our expression in that moment.

This one was commissioned as a gift of gratitude and friendship. Very appropriate for today.

Like many I have much to be grateful for, and as always I am touched by all of you who come by. For the friendships I have forged, for the incredibly gifted and talented people I have discovered and stood in awe of their work, for those who stop by offering their observations and support, those who quietly observe, those who collect my work and those who thought it worthwhile to get me in their inbox everyday! How lucky am I?
How fun would it be for all of us to have a big ol' party where we could actually meet in person? I would love that!
So thank you, all of you! Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2009

Golden Willow

Painting this week has not gone well!
The larger piece I mentioned in the previous post went through several incarnations and currently sits in the "to be burned" pile. And being determined and stubborn as I am to make this work, I started a slightly smaller version - and it now joins it's bigger sister in the pile as well! But I am determined to make this idea work! And it will probably show up later.
So I have been painting just not anything I'm willing to show at the moment! I hate when that happens!
This is another willow tree from last weeks walk.
Golden Willow
6x8 Oil on linen panel
100.00 + 10.00 S/H

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November 17, 2009

Sunlit Willow

Well it certainly has been longer than I had anticipated. I've been working on a larger piece that is challenging the you know what out of me. I decided to take a break and just finish a smaller one. This is the result. There is still a little color left these days mostly the willow trees. I was out walking and saw the sun lighting up this willow
and decided it should be painted. Feels good to have a piece finished.
Along with painting I have been busy with other things. One of them is being getting my Laughing Raven Studios website up. I'll probably be tweaking a bit as I go along but if you're interested check it out. And if you have any design needs let me know!

Sunlit Willow
8x16 Oil on Canvas Panel

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November 8, 2009

Autumn's Last Gasp

The weather was incredible this weekend - in the 60's. So I stepped out and did a little plein air piece yesterday. Literally out my back door. The colors are pretty much gone by now, with only a few leaves hanging on. But this was in yard to the back. The neighbor was fast and furiously blowing
(irritating noise - should be banned on beautiful weekends...) leaves as I painted. Didn't he know he was taking away my color as I painted? And the light...changes really quick this time of year. I'm going to have to learn to paint faster.

Autumn's Last Gasp
6x8 Oil on Canvas Panel
150.00 + 10.00 S/H

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November 5, 2009

A Thousand Stars

A Thousand Stars

A thousand stars
rain down
into her dreams

Each one a wish granted
Each one a dream fulfilled
Each one a kiss against her skin

She smiles
filled with the sparkle of their love
and she takes her place among them

Where she belonged all along

©2009 Deb Kirkeeide

My first attempt at poetry - and my first attempt at painting in a few weeks.
Be gentle please....

A Thousand Dreams
11x14 oil on Canvas

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