November 7, 2011

a spot of color

After the Rains
15 x 30 Oil

 This is a larger version of a plein air study I did earlier this summer. Always a challenge for me, painting on such a large scale. I've been working on this all summer, adding, subtracting, changing approaches - more or less experimenting and ending up painting it all with a knife. It's not quite the vision I had in my head - but it feels very peaceful to me in all it's muted tones. I remember that day out painting plein air with Outdoor Painters of Minnesota (OPM). Early morning, after a night of rain, the air heavy with moisture and the good company of fellow painters.

And speaking of OPM....for all of you local people looking for an art filled evening, we are having our opening reception on Saturday the 12th at The Frameworks Gallery in St Paul. Hope to see you there!

November 6, 2011

Swan Study

Swan Study
6x6 oil  SOLD
©2011 Deb Kirkeeide

Wow, I guess it's been a while since I posted. It's been a busy month with lots of great things going on. I finished up this year's Motion Poem animation, which I'll try to post in the next day or two.
I've also been asked to animate another piece for Blank on Blank interviews. This one will be fun and I'm excited about this one. More about that later. I also will have one of my raven paintings gracing the cover of a book of poetry being published next year. Lots of things happening! 

And I've managed to get some painting done as well.  This little one is a study for a larger one coming up. Hopefully soon.