January 25, 2015

Out For A Stroll - Original chicken oil painting by Deb Kirkeeide

Out For A Stroll
12 x 12 Oil  

©2015 Deb Kirkeeide

Just two good friends out for a country stroll. And one happy artist getting back into the rhythm of painting again. I finished this one, started two other large pieces and attended our reception for the Lake Minnetonka Studio Tour preview (coming up in May) this weekend.

January 18, 2015

In Silent Blue Waters - Original Oil Painitng of Swan

In Silent Blues Waters
16 x 16 Oil on Panel

©2015 Deb Kirkeeide

 Happy New Year, Everyone. I'm a bit late in getting started, in fact I just took down my Christmas decor! I decided I wanted to enjoy the sparkle a bit longer since I missed a good portion of the holidays. Did you know that it is bad luck to leave them up past February 2nd? So I guess I'm still good!

 This swan painting is one that I have reworked several times. One of those paintings that the longer I looked at it, I kept thinking of other things to try. (I have another that's been hanging out on the easel for the good part of 2 years or maybe more - I'm still experimenting with that one.) This latest version is one I am finally happy with. Any new ideas I have for it will require a fresh start.

But ideas are forming for new subjects and I'm excited to get started on them.