January 8, 2012

"Black As Night. Raven's Flight."

"Black As Night. Raven's Flight."
18 x 18 Oil
©2012 Deb Kirkeeide

Happy New Year everyone! I hope this year fulfills every hope, dream and promise for you.
I certainly didn't mean to be away this long, it amazes me how time gets filled with so many things. Maybe I just have too many things in the works! This and a couple other paintngs have been in the works for some time and have gone through several evolutions, one reason they have taken so long I suppose.

I was looking at this painting and a few of my other bird paintings and noticed many are all flying in the same direction. Interesting. (I wonder where they are all going?) But it reminded me of a comment one of my previous employers made many years ago "complaining" that all my animals were left handed.

I hadn't realized animals were left or right handed. 

Apparently being left handed myself, the drawings faced the wrong direction for their purpose of becoming a novelty brooch that you would be wearing, which evidently etiquette calls for wearing
on your right side. I think that is discrimination against all of us left handers!

If interested in this painting please email me at kirkeeide@mac.com



what a wonderful painting, deb - it just is a beautiful mystical winter scene - and the raven is magnificent - you've such a way with the critters of the world! my brother, also a commercial artist, was left-handed - as is my son - interesting your experience with the "handed" thing! ; )

Elizabeth Frazier said...

Wow, I love everything about this painting! I agree, the raven is magnificent!

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Thanks to both of you for your wonderful comments and for stopping by for a visit!

Linda Popple said...

Your raven's colors are really beautiful. His shape and direction adds energy. Love this!

Vinayak Deshmukh said...

Lovely painting. Tells a long story without any words at all.
Best wishes,

Arthur Silk Painting A Day said...

very nice !

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Thank you Linda and Arthur!

Vinayak - I love how you've interpreted this - a long story without words...

Warren said...

Gorgeous painting, Deb - I like your work very much and an very glad I've connected with you through my blog.


Deb Kirkeeide said...

Thanks so much Warren. I'm sure I will be enjoying your work often.

Double "D" said...

You are the Raven Queen. Beautiful piece.
Hope things are improving for you.

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