March 12, 2014

Little Finch - Birds in the Backyard Series - Purple Finch painting by Deb Kirkeeide

Little Finch
6 x 6 x 1.5  Oil on wood

©2014 Deb Kirkeeide

A purple finch. Though to me, their coloring leans more to red. But whatever their color I love when they show up at the feeder.

March 10, 2014

Brilliant Red - Birds in the Backyard Series - Cardinal Painting by Deb Kirkeeide

"Brilliant Red"
8x8x1.5 Oil on Wood

©2014 Deb Kirkeeide

Another in this bird series, which I've decided to call "Birds in the Backyard" All birds I've observed at the feeders that are outside my studio windows. I think I could do a whole series on critters as well as I seem to have a multitude of those as well. Especially raccoons.

I love the cardinals - always such a bright spot of color in the day!

March 4, 2014

Lovey Dovey - Birds in the Backyard Series - Mourning Dove painting

"Lovey Dovey"
8x8x1.5 Oil on wood

©2014 Deb Kirkeeide

A friend of mine, who lives in England, recently talked of the warmer weather there and asked if we  still had snow. I laughed. Hysterically.

Like much of the nation we seem to be stuck in the never ending winter. C'mon! It's March!
Spring is just a little more than 2 weeks away and here in MN we are still being hostage by sub zero temps, ice coated roads and 4ft thick ice on the northern lakes! I'm beginning to see the merits in hibernation.

Much to my surprise, the last few mornings I have heard birds singing! Which gives me hope that the weather will shift.

Having been away a bit from painting, I decided to "warm up" with some simpler small paintings of birds. to get back in the creative flow. (No surprise there, eh?) I also have been exploring some ideas for a slightly new direction that I'm eager to start in on. All in good time.
These little bird paintings are painted on cradled wood boards. They have painted sides and are ready to hang as is or would look nice in a floater frame.