October 31, 2012

October 21, 2012

North Shore Fishing Shack - Minnesota landscape by Deb Kirkeeide

North Shore Fishing Shack
10 x 20 Oil 
©2012 Deb Kirkeeide

This summer I spent some time painting on the North Shore of Lake Superior. I always love my visits to this magical place. It's really one of those places that just fills my spirit.

I always meant to come down to this spot and paint it in person, unfortunately I didn't get back there. This is from a photo I took while walking one evening. Maybe next year I'll get back to this spot and paint this view from the live model.

North Shore Fishing Shack
$600 unframed

October 19, 2012

Jay Bird in Blue

Jay Bird In Blue
14 x 7.5 Oil
©2012 Deb Kirkeeide

In spite of their noisy and mischievous presence, I love that bright flash of blue when these birds show up. I had, what I assumed was a young and curious "teen" in my yard one day as I arrived home. He quickly flew up to the safety of an overhead branch to observe me as I walked up the walk and deciding I wasn't much of a threat, flew down and landing in front of me and stood there looking checking me out and just begging for a photo session. (Another reason to carry my camera with me at all times!) He of course was gone by the time I got in the house and grabbed my camera.

October 4, 2012

Red Breasted Show Off - Robin painting by Deb Kirkeeide SOLD

Red breasted showoff
sings among the branches bare
I sip my coffee
©2012 Deb Kirkeeide

There are many early mornings when I sit on my porch with my coffee listening to the birds greet the day. With so many already gone, the mornings are pretty quiet. In either case I find it very inspiring to sit in the quiet of morning and listen to nature.

I've had it in my mind to write Haiku to go along with my paintings. Should be easy right, Deb?
Not so much. But maybe if I keep practicing it will get easier. This was my first attempt.

I so admire writers.

Enjoy the day!

October 1, 2012

Black Bird in Golden Light

Black Bird in Golden Light  14 x 16 Oil SOLD
Autumn has arrived and the colors here are at their peak. This is my absolute favorite time of year.
Sadly, with autumn, many of the birds I have enjoyed watching from my studio have dwindled to just a few lingering chickadees and nuthatches. However, the squirrels have been very entertaining with all their winter preparations.

In the spirit of autumn, this raven reflects the blues of the sky and the golden light of autumn.