Friday, November 17, 2017

For Sale


Click Here To Buy It Now - $250, Acrylic on canvas panel, 8x10 inches

I took the reference photo for this painting years ago at an antique store.  These chairs were sitting just outside the door, I loved the light, shadows and all those spindles.  I could never figure out how to paint the scene until recently and for some unknown reason it just came to me.  Funny how that works, maybe it was just getting over my fears but I'm happy with the results.  I have some other chair photos, maybe time for another series.

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 A. Kirkeeide






Friday, November 10, 2017

At The Fair


Click Here To Buy It Now - $200, Acrylic on linen panel, 8x8 inches

Minnesota has a great state fair in fact they call it the great Minnesota get together and it is.  The fair is huge and attracts tons of people, its a fun place to photo people, umbrellas, animals and all sorts of things plus eat to your hearts desire.  I painted this from a photo of the fair I took last summer taken from a distance away and just happened to see this great row of colorful umbrellas.  Most photos don't turn out to be paint worthy but once in a while you get a good one, this was a good one.

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 A. Kirkeeide


Friday, November 3, 2017

Walk Time


Click Here To Buy It Now - $150, oil on gessobord, 6x6 inches

While out taking some photos I was heading into a parking lot and this little dog on a leash was running at me barking and yapping the whole way.  I though he wanted a piece of my ankle but turns out that's how he greets people.  Little Max greets everyone he sees this way whether he knows you or not.  You could see the love light in his humans eye, he thinks Max is the best and Max seems pretty happy too.  

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 A. Kirkeeide

Friday, October 27, 2017

Rest Stop


Click Here To Buy It Now - $150, oil on gessobord, 6x6 inches

This is one of my Minnesota State Fair photos.  I love capturing people doing ordinary things and people on their smart phones is a sign of our times, a reminder of remember when.  Makes you wonder what the next big thing will be to revolutionize peoples lives, for now this little ordinary piece of time has been caught and recorded.

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 A. Kirkeeide


Monday, October 16, 2017

Waterfall Sanctuary


Click Here To Buy It Now - $150, oil on gessobord, 6x8 inches

I thought about calling this painting Backyard Sanctuary; when I was a child my Dad built a waterfall pond in our backyard and eventually enclosed it into an addition to our home.  We loved that waterfall and the goldfish, it was our sanctuary.  This started as a plein air painting then I finished it in my home studio.  I deliberated over this painting for such a long time, at first it was to light then it was to dark and I couldn't seem to get it right.  I gave up at one point and put it away but I'm happy with the results.

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 A. Kirkeeide


Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Blue Goblet


Click Here To Buy It Now - $75, acrylic on gessobord, 6x6 inches

This was a little exercise for fun that I painted with my plein air group on a day that drove us inside due to the weather.  When setting up the still life someone added a blue green goblet to offset all that orange.  My goblet turned out more blue but that's called artist license.

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 A. Kirkeeide






Saturday, October 14, 2017

Fairytale Cottage


Click Here To Buy It Now - $150, acrylic on gessobord, 6x8 inches

This is a real place in Door County Wisconsin.  Walking around one small town I happened upon this little cottage and couldn't resist getting some photos.  It's actually being used as a gift shop with all kinds of creative gifts.  I put off painting this sweet place because it didn't look real, it was so cute; I finally developed the nerve to try. I was lucky enough to visit Door County in the fall and the colors were amazing.  This is my second try at painting the cottage, my first effort was an oil painting. 

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 A. Kirkeeide