November 30, 2009

Divine



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.

Divine
9x12 Oil on Linen Panel
450 + 15.00 SH



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12 comments:

Double "D" said...

Deb,
Definitely blissful but she has a bit of
"I'm looking in the mirror at myself and
I'm well pleased with what I see". Just a hint of
a raised eyebrow.

Definitely a Kirkeeide.

Double "D" said...

P.S. I love the hair!

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Ha! I don't know if the "definitely a Kirkeeide" was referring to being pleased at what's in the mirror or the painting!
Thanks Doug!

Calli said...

She is stunning!
That is one self-assured and yes, blissful angel.

You work is sooo? can't find the word...I'll ponder that awhile.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

aahhh...thanks Calli. I'm letting her grow on me. She looks better in person I think. (Don't all angels?)

Let me know when you think of that word! Now I'm curious.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

first, your angel is just gorgeous - angelic with a touch of female humanity/femininity which is so beautifully expressed by your brush! she really is beautiful - oh, and the first word that came to mind when i was reading the comment about defining your work was "unique" - love your style - great piece, lady!

The Things We Carried said...

OMGosh, lovely. Your hands, your eyes, the beauty you can create with them!

Double "D" said...

Deb, I was referring to the painting with just
a hint of what's in the mirror.
I've seen a raised eyebrow somewhere.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Gypsy, I love how you have described her. Thank you for stopping in - I always look forward to your visits.

Meredith - I am going to save this one. In fact, put it somewhere I can read everyday. Thank you for visiting!

Doug - I've been told our art is a reflection of ourselves (and I really do look good in my wings!) so you could be right! Thanks!

Chuck Dilmore said...

whoa. Deb. incredible!

can't articulate
why i love her
but i love her.

b e a u t i f u l ~

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Thanks Chuck.

Sometimes we don't know why,
we just do.

(I think there's a song referring to that....)

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, so do i - just love her, too! had to come visit again just now - she's really beautiful! you've captured such a spirit in her, deb!