April 17, 2011

I See Spots - Original Oil Painting of Rooster

I See Spots
12 x 16 Oil
© 2011 Deb Kirkeeide. All Rights reserved

I've discovered fancy chickens.  I never knew there were so many kinds. And I just found out a friend  of mine has a neighbor who is raising fancy chickens so I will be making a trip over for a photo shoot soon!
I've been getting my studio ready for the upcoming Lake Minnetonka Arts Tour April 30 and May 1st.
So I've been cleaning, and moving furniture and framing and hanging - and here I thought it would be easier to be a host rather than a guest!
If your in the area, stop by - I'm studio 17 on the map.

April 5, 2011

Sun Kissed

Sun Kissed
12 x 18 Oil
 ©2011 Deb Kirkeeide

This may look familiar - it is a larger version of a little study I did a few weeks ago. I love these heavy sunflowers - there's something kind of sensuous and feminine about this one.
Today is definitely sun kissed and feeling like spring. It's amazing how the sun gets the energy flowing after the long winter. Spring fever has definitely set in, I have daydreams of traveling west to to the mountains to paint. Or maybe to the southwest to visit Santa Fe, paint the light there and absorb the art culture or...maybe the Pacific Northwest - so many places to go! I would love to pack up the car and hit the road for the summer.

April 4, 2011

Daisy On Blue

Daisy On Blue
6x6 Oil
©Deb Kirkeeide

A bright spot of joy on this cold, rainy Minnesota Monday.
 There's something about daisies that are just so happy.