February 28, 2016

Spring Rabbit - Oil Painting by Deb Kirkeeide

 Spring Rabbit
10x10x1.75 Oil
©Deb Kirkeeide

Our recent warm weather, here in the north-land, teases us with the promise of spring. I've seen my resident bunny, robins and cardinals, and a few hardy souls in short sleeves and shorts. We are a hardy bunch up here in Minnesota!

That was Saturday. 
Sunday it snowed.

With spring comes hope and a promise of brighter days. I'm holding onto that, as life has been turned upside down a bit and demanded my attention away from painting.  But life goes on and I've got shows to prepare for. Can't stay away too long - I just have to increase my juggling skills.

February 1, 2016

Song Dog - Coyote Wildlife Painting - MN Artist Deb Kirkeeide

Song Dog
6x6x.5  Oil on cradled board
©2016 Deb Kirkeeide

Coyote, much like the raven,  often symbolizes the trickster or joker. However, its symbolism is associated with a deep magic of life and creation. It can be considered as having the following meanings:
  • Jokester
  • Adaptability
  • Reveal the truth behind illusion and chaos
  • Playfulness
  • Paradoxical nature, personality difficult to categorize
  • Beware of the dark side of things and play on your resources

I often hear the coyotes residing in my urban setting. They sing in chorus with a siren screaming in the distance. And I have upon occasion seen one in my yard, but only a couple times in the 12 years I have been here.