Friday, June 8, 2018

Old Friends


Click Here To Buy It Now - currently on hold, Acrylic on Museum gessobord panel, 8x10 inches

More vintage vehicles from the old car yard in Kingman Arizona.  Again I'm exploring acrylics by using drips.  Someone told me that this painting looked as though the viewer was looking through a dirty car windshield, I like that image.

Due to the limitation and inconsistencies of various display monitors, the colors you see on your screen may not be a totally accurate reproduction of the actual painting.


(c) Deborah Ann Kirkeeide


Sunday, June 3, 2018

Retired


Click Here To Buy It Now - $200, oil on museum gessobord panel, 8x8 inches

I found this great old car yard in Kingman Arizona when traveling and the owners graciously allowed me to walk around photographing these vehicles from another era.  I will be painting and posting more of these soon.

Due to the limitation and inconsistencies of various display monitors, the colors you see on your screen may not be a totally accurate reproduction of the actual painting.


(c) Deborah Ann Kirkeeide

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Once Was a Town


Click Here To Buy It Now - $200, Acrylic on linen panel, 8x10 inches

On one of my travels out west there was this cool ghost town, unfortunately it was not open to the public at the time.  I skirted around the fence taking as many photos as possible and so sad I couldn't see more.  I love working with drips you can create in acrylics, they especially lend themselves to old or vintage subject matter.  

Due to the limitation and inconsistencies of various display monitors, the colors you see on your screen may not be a totally accurate reproduction of the actual painting.


(c) Deborah Ann Kirkeeide

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Mixed Media Workshop




I just finished helping teach an 8 week mixed media class with my teacher friend Maryleah at the Rum River Art Center in Anoka MN.  We had a fun time playing with paint, print making, collage, papers, mediums and discovering new creative friends. The photo to the left is a clipping from the Anoka County Union Harold newspaper.

It's always a little sad when a workshop is over and those people you've drawn close to head out the door for the last time.  It's also exciting to see how they've grown, learned new things and are excited to keep creating. 

More photos of the class below.




       


Friday, May 25, 2018

Riverside Willows


Sold - Acrylic on linen panel, 8x10 inches

My first plein air painting working with acrylics!  I love my Masterson Stay Wet Palettes, they make all the difference in keeping the acrylics from drying up on the palette.  Plein air painting is a challenge and this day I was so cold my teeth were chattering, towards the end I could hardly keep my hand from shaking to lay paint.  Yesterday's plein air painting I was wearing capris and sandals, crazy spring weather!

Due to the limitation and inconsistencies of various display monitors, the colors you see on your screen may not be a totally accurate reproduction of the actual painting.


(c) Deborah Ann Kirkeeide


Friday, April 27, 2018

The Perfect Spot


Click Here To Buy It Now - $200, acrylic on gessobord, 6x8 inches

Visiting California a few years ago I ran across a group of plein air painters on the beach, how my heart longed to be painting with them.  This gal was very friendly, allowing me to chat and take photos then I just sat among them soaking up the sun and creative vibes.  Now that the weather is improving I will be out there soon with easel, umbrella, birds, sun and breezes - can't wait!


Due to the limitation and inconsistencies of various display monitors, the colors you see on your screen may not be a totally accurate reproduction of the actual painting but I work to get the best likeness possible.

(c) Deborah Ann Kirkeeide



Friday, March 2, 2018

Lakeside Snack


Not For Sale - Acrylic on linen panel, 8x8 inches

I painted this for an art competition with the theme "Artists In Flight".  I went searching through my photos of birds with no luck then remembered a trip with my daughter and grandchildren years before when they fed the gulls.  I took elements from several photos to come up with this composition then experimented with a red underpainting.  The lake is actually Lake Superior in Duluth MN which really feels like being at the ocean, even has a lighthouse.  I loved the expression on my grandson's face, he was mesmerized watching the gulls.  

Due to the limitation and inconsistencies of various display monitors, the colors you see on your screen may not be a totally accurate reproduction of the actual painting but I work to get the best likeness possible.

(c) Deborah Ann Kirkeeide