July 6, 2010

Grandfather Tree v.9

Grandfather Tree v. 9
6x8 oil on linen panel

Version 9 of my backyard tree. Someday I'll have a wall filled with these little plein air pieces. Right now they are side side by side along the upper ledge of my studio windows.

While waiting for my house guests to wake up one morning  this past weekend I decided to set up the paints and take advantage of the somewhat cooler weather and managed to get it done in time to head out to the coffee shop.

The weekend was great fun and one of the treats was getting to meet fellow artist and blogger  Doug Daniels. (You may have seen him around , he goes by Double D)
Yes, folks...he lives and breathes!  It turns out that Doug and his wife were in Minnesota and our schedules worked out and we got together for a little visit.

BTW - The invitation is open for any of you who finds themselves in Minnesota.I'd love to meet all of you.

©2010 Deb Kirkeeide. All rights reserved.


Linda Popple said...

Beautiful colors and painterly brush strokes. Very nice!

Double "D" said...

If I was a tree ... this would be me.

Beautiful Deb. Loved the visit and your paintings.
Just got home today. Whew.

Have some wine on me.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Thanks Linda - one thing about my plein air pieces they seem to get very wild in their brushwork - I guess that's what happens when in a race with the light!

Deb Kirkeeide said...

and a magnificent tree you'd be, Doug!

Glad to hear you made it back. The visit was great I'm so happy we got to meet in person.

(I'll have that wine this weekend)

Anonymous said...

Indeed looks like one of my grandfather`s tree. I used to made a swing there every summer...
Beautiful impression, congrats.