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March 30, 2010

Rule of the Roost

Rule of the Roost
5x7 Oil on Canvas

He may think he rules the roost but I believe it's really those hens who are in charge. Another little study of our MN party animals. He does look like he's dressed for a party, doesn't he?

©2010 Deb Kirkeeide. All rights reserved.

March 28, 2010

Little Red Hen

Little Red Hen
5x5 Oil on Cnavas
©2010 Deb Kirkeeide

I found this image in my reference files from a trip to the Minnesota Zoo a couple years ago.
I wanted to get some pictures of some "wild" animals for future reference.
Most of the animals were asleep that day, or in hiding. But the farm animals came through. They were there and ready to party. The Minnesota version of exotic and wild.

©2010 Deb Kirkeeide. All rights reserved.

March 22, 2010

A Wild Hare

A Wild Hare
6x8 Oil on linen panel
©2010 Deb Kirkeeide

Wild hares keep coming to  mind lately. It is very symbolic of fertility and new life - appropriate for this time of year.
In the Chinese zodiac the rabbit is a most fortunate sign, giving those born under it the ability to possess considerable power. In many cultures, it is a lunar creature with feminine energies whose outline can be seen in the face of the moon.  (Which may explain why I've been thinking of the moon along with the hare). More to come !

A Wild Hare
6x8 Oil on Linen
$150.00 + 12.00 S/H

March 21, 2010

Out of the Blue

"Out of the Blue"
12 x12 oil on canvas

I suppose the title can go for both the painting (if anyone has a better title, I'm open for suggestions) and the fact that I finally came up with a painting to post. Where does the time go?

I'm ready for flowers again. Our snow is gone and well, it is officially spring. If I paint them perhaps they will come!
Happy Spring everyone!

©2010 Deb Kirkeeide. All rights reserved.

March 4, 2010

"You Talkin' To Me?" portrait of a Raven

"You Talkin' To Me?"
©2010 Deb Kirkeeide


Not much new to report except that spring is in the air and that gives one hope that all this white will eventually go away! My street is getting wider and I can actually see the surface of my driveway now. And the best of all - the news report the other night was talking about boating season! hard to believe
it could be a matter of a few weeks (if all goes well)

Love this raven. He's got attitude.  He's really much more dynamic in person with lots of texture and brushwork and contrasting colors. I can't wait to see this one in a frame.

You Talkin' To Me?
18 x 18 Oil on Canvas


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