August 15, 2013

Superior River - landscape painting by Deb Kirkeeide

Superior River
6 x 8 Oil
©Deb Kirkeeide
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In it's previous life this was a not so great study I painted last year along one of the rivers that flow into Lake Superior. The other day I was playing around with cold wax medium and used this to experiment on. As it turns out, I like the experiments results! A bit more abstract for me but I like it!

August 13, 2013

The Red Gate

The Red Gate
8 x 6 oil
©2013 Deb Kirkeeide
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This is the second piece from Saturday's paintout. A little more abstract but I really had fun with this one. Upon finishing, a couple other artists and I had our wine and pizza and a lively conversation and I was done painting for the day.

August 12, 2013

The View Across The Road- landscape painting by Deb Kirkeeide

The View Across The Road
8 x 16 Oil
©2013 Deb Kirkeeide

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Saturday was our annual paintout at Parley Lake Winery in Waconia, MN. It was also my first plein air outing of the year. Admittedly I'm a very fair weather plein air artist - too hot, too cold, too wet?
Ummm....not so much. I wait for the "just right" days. But this was a beautiful day, not only weather wise, the scenery, ambiance, wine tasting, wood fired pizzas and camaraderie made it a perfect day.

This was my first painting. A scene I had been thinking about since last year's event. Not of the winery itself but the view across the road. I love the rolling hills and open pastures in this area.