May 29, 2014

Henny Penny - Hen painting

Henny Penny
8x8x1.5 oil on cradled hardboard

For lack of a better title, all that comes to mind is Henny Penny. Maybe Turkey Lurkey will join her some day. Come to think of it, I did have a wild urban turkey pass through my yard not long ago.

Henny is not a bird in my backyard but if I were so inclined she might be. I love the idea of fresh eggs and small urban "farms." but I have concluded that I am not cut out for that sort of commitment.
So I will advocate and cheer on all those who do!

May 15, 2014

My Little Chickadee - Birds in the Backyard Series - original oil painitng by Deb Kirkeeide

My Little Chickadee  
Oil on wood  6x6  

©2014 Deb Kirkeeide

It's been a long time comin'.....
that Crosby Stills and Nash song is playing in my head.

Painting and inspiration has been pretty scarce this year but I can feel it starting to bubble up to the surface and I am feeling inspired and excited to paint again! 

Now to shake the dust off those brushes and work the kinks out - it always seems to feel a bit daunting after a long time away.