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May 30, 2015

A Portrait of Izzy - Original Cat oil painting by Deb Kirkeeide

Izzy
6x6 Oil
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When my friend had to say goodbye to her beloved Izzy I knew that I wanted to paint him as a keepsake of their loving companionship. Even I miss having him grace me with his attention when I was over for a visit. He was pretty much devoted to my friend but he did seem to like me too. 

My friend loved the painting. I think, as an artist, the most gratifying part of my job is when another finds joy and meaning in what I have created. That is truly my purpose and is the most valuable reward.

To Izzy, you are missed but remembered fondly!


If you are interested in a painted keepsake of your pet I am available for comissions.
For more information and examples of my work please visit my website.

May 6, 2015

Tide Pool - Egret Painting

Tide Pool
15 x 20 Oil
©2015 Deb Kirkeeide

While out in California a while back I watched this egret wading in one of the tide pools looking for dinner along the shore. I think it's fascinating to be able to observe nature in ways we don't normally pay attention to. It was that time of day where the light was just right making the experience even more perfect!

This past weekend was the Lake Minnetonka Studio Tour. Several area artists opened up their studios to the public for show and tell. It was a good weekend, meeting new people and visiting with past collectors. And my studio is the cleanest it has been in a long time! I want to thank all who came out over the weekend.

Here are a few pictures from the studio.




May 4, 2015

Eva's Best Buddy - Painting of a Pug

Eva's Best Buddy
10 x 9 Oil 
©2015 Deb Kirkeeide
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This is Maverick, my granddaughter's best buddy. Or, her Puppy Brother. For a grumpy old man he is very tolerant of her active toddler ways, but I'm sure he would prefer it if she liked to cuddle up on the couch and sleep instead of going non stop through out the day. She loves him very much.

I decided to start building Eva's art collection each birthday. So this is the second in the birthday series! I also wanted to paint him in a style that fits a 2 yr old's room. I think he turned out to be pretty fun. Her reaction? "Dog!"