June 21, 2010

Oh So Dreamy

"Oh, So Dreamy"
6x6 oil

Happy Solstice! I celebrated by painting outside until the sun started to fade and the mosquitoes threatened to carry me away.  I will post those later.

After painting tonight, I've decided that it's not me...or the studio fairies...it's the paint! I recently replenished my paint supply and I don't know if it is the weather or just unusually slippery batch of paint. I like buttery paint but this it is acting more like melted butter. 

I'm not sure why this title came to me, there's no magical story and it didn't come to me in a dream (in fact it was a bit of a nightmare to paint) but as I looked at it the colors and brushwork looked like it was in a dream.

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Lisa Orgler said...

Deb- You have the most lovely paintings. I love checking your site each week. Lisa

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Deb, This is extraordinary! White florals are so very difficult, and you have totally NAILED this! Woo Hoo!! Spectacular you!! Love, Janine XO

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Thank you so much Lisa! I'm so glad you keep coming back for more!

Janine you are absolutely right - white florals are very difficult - that's why it was a bit of a nightmare. Thank you!

Double "D" said...

Is this a dream?
Hi Deb, it does look dreamy but to me it looks like sugary white icing. Sweet. Maybe you should email Gamblin a piece of your mind or some of there paint.
Not being an oil painter I would be no help with the situation. Good luck, we'll be talking.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Yes, Doug - sweet! now I'm thinking it looks like a cupcake with lots of frosting
And I've discovered it wasn't my Gamblin paints.

Janice said...

Great job, working with the whites!

Chuck Dilmore said...

this is lovely, Deb!
beautiful contrast... love that!