August 29, 2017

Dog Days of Summer - Gracie Lou - Jack Russel Dog Portrait

Gracie Lou | 6x6 | ©Deb Kirkeeide

Gracie is the the other half of the duo, Gracie and Wefos. (I painted Wefos' portrait a few days ago)
She is loving, feisty and quite frankly I think she's the boss and Wefos will pretty much agree with anything Gracie decides.

Together, these two are the stars of my daughter's life and also of the site Tail Travelers
Sharing their adventures and hopefully provide some inspiration for your next journey with your beloved companion.

If you ever have any questions about pet friendly travel, Krista and pups would be happy to offer some suggestions.

You can also follow them on Instagram @tailtravelers and while you're there, follow me! @debkirkeeide

August 27, 2017

Dog Days of Summer - Pretty Boy Tucker - Golden Retriever Pet Portrait

Pretty Boy Tucker | 6x6 Oil | sold | ©Deb Kirkeeide

Tucker is a lover with big soulful eyes. All he asks is for your love in return. He's a sweetie for sure.

Tucker and his mom are getting ready for Goldzilla - to raise money for Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota. (RAGOM) The money supports their mission of rescuing and rehoming Golden Retrievers and Golden Mixes of all ages. Donations help with veterinary and foster care on their way to finding adoptive homes.  If you feel you would like to donate you can do so here.

More information on commissioning a portrait of your favorite companion on my website.

August 23, 2017

Dog Days of Summer - Millie, Patiently Waiting - Pet Portrait

Millie, Patiently Waiting | 6x6 Oil | ©Deb Kirkeeide

Young Millie patiently waited while her humans visited with their friends. It appeared that there were other more interesting things she'd rather be investigating.

Continuing this little series of dogs to celebrate the dog days of summer has been a fun exercise  in painting and capturing those loveable doggies we all know and love. Some are random dogs I've met  on my outings and some are created for some loving humans of that special pup in their life.

Have you got a special dog who holds a special place in your heart? If you would like to honor your special relationship you can find more information on commissioning a special portrait here.

This one is available for purchase $185

August 20, 2017

Dog Days of Summer "Sweet Wefos" Dog Portrait

Sweet Wefos | 6x6 Oil | Sold

This little portrait is of Wefos who is one of the sweetest dogs I know. She loves swimming, runs on the beach, catching snowflakes in winter and chasing reflections. She definitely lives in her own little world. And when she looks at you with those big brown eyes, you can't help but fall in love with her!

If you are looking for a portrait of your own sweet pet, please contact me ( and let me answer your questions! I also have information on pricing and policy on my website.

August 16, 2017

Dog Days of Summer - "All You Need Is Love" - Dog Portrait by Deb Kirkeeide

"Love Is All You Need" | 6x6 | Oil 
This sweet boy reminds me of one of my favorite shows as a kid - The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. (That and Lassie.) I loved those dogs and daydreamed of my very own dog that would follow me everywhere and take care of me when I got into trouble!

It turns out the original Rin Tin Tin was rescued from the battlefield during WWI by an American soldier, Lee Duncan, who nicknamed him "Rinty"and went on to become an international movie star and appeared in 27 Hollywood films. Rin Tin Tin was responsible for greatly increasing the popularity of German Shepherd dogs as family pets.

Quite a career and legacy!

Consider giving a rescue dog a home - All you need is Love!

Have you got a special dog who holds a special place in your heart? If you would like to honor your special relationship you can find more information on commissioning a special portrait here.

August 13, 2017

Garden Variety - Geranium Floral Oil Painting

Garden Variety | 6x6 Oil | ©2017 | SOLD
A little geranium sketch from my flower garden. 

One that hasn't mysteriously disappeared by way of a certain woodchuck that keeps snacking on my flowers!

Caught in the act!