February 28, 2010

"On The Ball" Raven Painting

On The Ball
11x14 Oil on Canvas
©2010 Deb Kirkeeide. 

Another long gap in the action. (and here I thought I was back on track!) I've actually had three paintings in the works but not had the time each night to work on them. But lots going on and coming up. I have an art tour coming up in May and have been invited to participate in a show in April. And I'm working on some marketing pieces and ideas. And I wonder where my time goes....
This curious one was a lot of fun to paint. A bit more playful in nature with it's colors and texture.
fun to paint too! Used a palette knife on most of it.

On The Ball
11x14 Oil on Canvas

February 21, 2010

"Sophie" dog portrait

12x9 Oil on Linen Panel

 This is Sophie, a pretty little Bull Terrier. Her people asked me to paint her portrait and I have finally
come up with one I'm happy with. (I'll confess that it took me three times to get to this)
I'm hoping the posts will come more frequently. I think my winter resting period is coming to an end.

An update on the previous post for the entry for The Foot in the Door 4 exhibition. The painting Red Scarf was sold before the show so I entered the one below. It took two hours in line to drop off the painting and it turns out there were over 5000 entries. I skipped the opening reception (I had just gotten back into town from my vacation) A  friend said there was not much parking and it was impossible to see everything due to the large crowd (probably all the artists) so he left. I will see it when the crowds are smaller. Most likely with my friend.  It hangs until June. And in the meantime I have a piece hanging in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Museum!

Pearl Necklace
6x8 Oil on Linen Panel
by Deb Kirkeeide

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February 3, 2010

Red Scarf

Red Scarf
6x8 oil
by Deb Kirkeeide
This painting is my submission for a Minnesota artists exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts  called Foot In The Door 4. Each piece is limited in size to a cubic foot. Even at this small size it was a close fit once it was framed. I painted and posted this some time ago and has always been one of my favorites.

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"Observer" by Deb Kirkeeide

I started a journal of doodles a while back. Just stream of conscious flowing from the pen. some of the results have been pretty interesting and on a double dog dare by a friend, I have posted one of them. So there you go, Jen. I did it.

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