July 25, 2010

I'll Fly Away

I'll Fly Away
20 x 16 oil 

I was trying to think of what to name this one and my iTunes helped me out by playing I'll Fly Away by Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch from Oh Brother Where Art Thou. The meaning of the song is much different than the painting, but the title fits.

Fly Away. I think I'd like to take flight! Just take off and soar. Seeing where the winds take me.
Somewhere with cooler temps and less humidity. I'm definitely ready for fall - maybe that's what's behind the golden trees in this painting.

I'll Fly Away framed
 I came across this frame last weekend and actually painted most of the time with it on the painting.
First time I've done that and I found it gave me more focus on what I was painting. Actually framing before the painting is done.

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Roxanne Steed said...

ooh - love this one! (and the song too). Especially love the colors within the crow against the trees....mesmerizing...

Katie said...

I love this one Mom!! Miss you!

Double "D" said...

I get the distinct feeling you're ready for fall!!!!!!!!!!!!
Awesome selection of background colors to set off the Raven. The frame does really fit this painting. As if you painted it in the frame.............oh right, that's what you did.

All kidding aside, this is one of your most beautiful paintings. Nicely done. Hope you are well.
Mad Dog

Linda Popple said...

Very nice with lovely colors and great composition!

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Thanks Roxanne! It's even richer looking in person.

Thanks Katie - Miss you too!

wow, Thanks Doug. And you're right, I am ready for fall in a big way - would like fall temps all year round.

Thank you very much, Linda.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Beautiful, Deb!

Rachel Rolseth said...

What a beautiful painting!! I love the colors and the sense of movement.


love this beautiful little creature! your colors are always so perfect! and this title! even more so - one can never go wrong with MISS "A" !

Calli said...

Hey Deb! This is a great piece of work, as always. I love the contrast especially.

Ready for fall? Now that is something I would say, but this summer is too fabulous so I want to savor every moment of it.

Happy you are Happy!

Susan Erickson said...

That really works...the frame brings out the bird beautifully....that's the kind of song I can sing all day too...it's perfect ....

Janice said...

Beautiful work on this one, gives a real "air" of freedom!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...