August 28, 2012

Ursa Major - Wildlife Bear Original Painitng

Ursa Major
15 x 23 Oil
©2012 Deb Kirkeeide

Another bear that projects an entirely different feeling. The last one loose and whimsical, this one
with a quiet more serious mood. 

I'm still exploring different techniques and textures and I love how in the process of painting, no matter how much you think you have a preconceived idea in your head, somehow the piece itself dictates the outcome.

August 24, 2012

Living in Technicolor - Black Bear wildlife painting

Living in Technicolor
16 x 12 Oil on Linen
©2012 Deb Kirkeeide

I had fun playing with color and texture on this one. He looks quite happy sitting among the dandelions! I think this one may reincarnate someday into a large scale version. What do you think?

Living in Technicolor
$650 unframed 

August 9, 2012

'Frederick' - Minnesota River Arts Plein Air

8 x 8 Oil
©2012 Deb Kirkeeide

Frederick was a young steer who was tied up outside one of the houses at The Landing for
education day. He wasn't a very cooperative model as he kept moving in all directions. So this amounts to a very quick study of him before the park was filled with large groups of kids. 

Each group was guided through the park and taught what day to day life was like in the mid to late 1800s. The best comment I heard from one of these kids was "they sure painted a lot back then!" I guess he assumed all of the painters were part of this museum!


August 2, 2012

O'Connor House - Minnesota River Arts Plein Air

The O'Connor House
9 x 12 Oil
©2012 Deb Kirkeeide
Another view of the previous house but from the front. I was really drawn to this house and I'm pretty sure it was the color that pulled me in. What with all the green we tend to have all summer, it's nice to see some nice warm color against it.