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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Double "D" said...

you do such a great job!
these are both beautiful...hope spring comes early
deb. take care!

Deborah said...

Sophie is lovely! Took you three tries to get her right??? I've just rewritten my chapter 6 about 8 times - you're way ahead of me!

It's great to see that your talent is recognized by the 'establishment' - as well it should be, Deb. I'm happy to see your posts whenever they appear.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Doug - I agree, spring can come early. Thanks!

Deborah - 8 times? (good to know - sounds like me trying to write!)and then there are the paintings that just get sent to the island of misfit paintings - where my daughters insist on trying to adopting them!

Sue O'Kieffe said...

you capture the light of animals so very well, and sophie is no exception. congrats on all that you are doing. sounds like you are busy!


very nice sophie! way to go!

but oh, the lady with the pearls! just breathtaking! absolutely beautiful, deb! i think she has become my favorite - although all your females are my favorites ;) - but she just speaks!!! fabulous! and congratulations! wow! that's quite the thing, lady! you deserve it!

Linda said...

Congratulations! Love these 2 paintings! Both are beautiful!!

Krista said...

I think Sophie turned out great. I am sure her owners will love the painting. Love you.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Thanks much Sue - I know you enjoy my animals (and I love your Mandalas - everyone, you should check them out)

Jenean - thank you. I love painting the females - I need to definitely do more. Thanks for coming by!

Thank you Linda. I appreciate you comments and visits!

Krista, my darling girl - love you too!

Anonymous said...

an excellent dog portrait! the expression you have captured her is fantastic Deb! i also love the soft colours.