March 28, 2012

Barn Owl original oil painting by Deb Kirkeeide

"Barn Owl"
8 x 10 Oil
©2012 Deb Kirkeeide

I love these birds! They're so beautiful. Unfortunately their territory doesn't include Minnesota and I discovered him at an aviary in Salt Lake City last year.

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March 26, 2012

March in French Park - Plein Aire landscape painitng

March in the Park
9x12 Oil
©2012 Deb Kirkeeide

My first plein air outing  of the year. We have been having an unusually warm and early spring here. Last year this time this scene would have been frozen with a couple feet of snow.

Saturday was our monthly Outdoor Painters of Minnesota paint out. This location is at French Regional Park. The morning was very misty and grey but I found it to be a good study in greys and really enjoyed being out again communing with nature and the occasional passerby. The perfect way to spend the day.

I painted from the same spot last year in June.  Obviously a much different color palette!

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