May 13, 2010

Flowers for Lynne

Flowers for Lynne
6x8 oil

This is long overdue and  I admit I've been taking a bit of a break. I participated in a show and a studio tour a couple weeks ago and other than wrapping up a couple commissions I haven't been painting much. The tour went really well but the best part was hearing from my new collector how happy she was that she stopped and how proud she was to have the painting hanging in her home.

I love her.

Mostly just taking it easy, with a little fun thrown in and catching up on all my lost sleep. But I'm starting to feel the itch to paint again (always!) and hoping to get some other projects and ideas in the works.

This is a little painting of the flowers from my daughter's wedding last year. For her mother-in-law.

Today will see the northern migration of thousands of determined Minnesota anglers in search of the elusive walleye... It's the Minnesota Fishing Opener, one the most beloved events in MN. The local news has just informed us that the Governer will be on the water at 7 AM and will be using a jig and minnow. I wonder if they Tweeted that? I should go paint a fish.

Go Walleyes!

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Linda said...

What a nice gift for your daughter's mother-in-law! She is going to love those beautiful colors. It is such a happy painting! :-)

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Thanks Linda. It was a happy occasion as well!

Lissa said...

Go Walleyes! Glad you have updated your blog. The flowers are great.

patrice said...

Wonderful job! So much painterly color abloom in such a small space!

Double "D" said...

Hey, she's back!!!!!!!!
Cool painting, great colors ... happy looking!
You nailed it!

Lucky fishermen!
Wish I was there, drifting a jig and crawler.
Always worked in Canada.

Walleye, make the best shore lunch a person could ever want!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mad Dog

Deborah said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift to the Other're a generous person, Deb.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Yes, Liss - go walleyes! when are you going???

Patrice - many thanks!

Mad Dog - how are ya?
Canada - Minnesota...pretty much the same thing aren't they? Don't you get to fish in Canada?

Deborah - thank you, but my big confession is I'm not really all *that* generous (well, I'd like to think I am, just not in this case) she asked me to paint it for her. But she is a great Other Mother!

Nevine said...

I am a huge fan of flowers, and your flower paintings always look like they have a spiritual life that is jumping off of my computer screen. I can only imagine what this one looks like in real life... Fabulous, Deb!


Sniffles and Smiles said...

It's truly beautiful, Deb! You are amazing...I so admire your work...Oils require so much patience...And it is evident that you have both patience and tremendous talent! I love this! ~Janine XO

Janice said...

Bright and beautiful! I love it


oh, what fabulously beautiful flowers - such elixer for the soul! a beautiful painting, deb - fresh and bright and beautiful! so happy for all the good coming your way!!!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Soft, rich color - beautiful!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Thank you, Deb! You are a WONDERFUL artist and new friend! ~Janine XO

Calli said...

What a happy piece, Deb. You know I always love your choice of colours and our brushstrokes....always fab!

Be well darlin~


hi deb - just dropping by to see what's happening in your neighborhood - have a glorious day!