November 18, 2014

Checkmate - original Raven painting by Deb Kirkeeide

6x6 Oil on Linen

I had this idea to try for an encaustic piece and decided to try working it out on a small scale. In oils. Not sure why I chose that route - maybe it's comfort level. I've also started the encaustic and have found to a lot harder to control than I thought. I will post that at a later date, when I finish it.

I like how this little one turned out. I have no idea why I chose the checkered background. It would be intriguing if I had some deep, mysterious subconscious statement I was trying to make. Most likely I just saw one somewhere and thought it would be fun to try. I may try more.

November 17, 2014

Single Lady

Single Lady

©2014 Deb Kirkeeide

Seeing as Minnesota has been fast forwarded into winter in January... this may be a little wistful thinking back to summer when it was warm. And flowers bloomed and added color to the landscape outside my windows.

November 14, 2014

The Remains of Autumn

The Remnants of Autumn
6 x 8 Oil on Arches Paper
©2014 Deb Kirkeeide

This is a little plein air from last Autumn that I forgot to post. I was with  Kristin Grevich at her cabin in Grand Rapids, MN. We decided to paint. Mother Nature decided to rain. So we stood inside her boathouse/cabin studio and painted looking out through the large sliding doors. 

I love how each plein air painting triggers such vivid memories of time past. More than any other activity, I remember each location the weather and the company shared. Always a good time!