Saturday, August 5, 2017

Praise And Promise


Click Here To Buy it Now - $300, mixed media on stretched canvas and framed, 9x12 inches

I have been experimenting and having fun with mixed media using acrylics, inks, stamping and photos.  This piece is a combination of those elements, the photo of flowers was transferred to the canvas using matte medium and then inked and painted in areas.  A photo transfer is not merely glued to the surface but a method that transfers the image to the canvas and the paper is washed off.  I based this painting on two Bible scriptures; Praise, Isaiah 61:11 and Promise, Genesis 8:22.

I haven't posted anything new for so long due to a remodel going on at home but I have been creating more journal/scrapbooks, acrylic and mixed media paintings plus some plein air oil paintings.  More on plein air at a later date.

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, January 23, 2017

Connecting


Not For Sale - oil on gessobord, 6x6 inches

My Granddaughter was not posing for me this time, I noticed her curled up in the chair and knew it was a perfect natural pose.  I call her my favorite model because she is great to paint but the only time she sits still is when on her iPhone.  She is a creative social butterfly, I love painting and creating with her; one day she may be posting paintings of her own.  I'm so fortunate to share my love of the visual arts with her!


Due to the limitations 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 18, 2016

Window In The Woods


Click Here To Buy It Now - $300, oil on gessobord, 9x12 inches

While taking a walk at a nature center near our home last fall, I paused when seeing this little opening through the trees that allowed a view of the meadow beyond.  It was just a little glimpse of the beauty beyond but thats the way nature is, always calling me to come see what might be around the next bend or break in the woods.  

Due to the limitations 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 11, 2016

Autumn Trio


Click Here To Buy It Now - $100, oil on gessobord, 6x6 inches

I finally did a pumpkin painting for the fall!  I really wanted to paint this trio again but ran out of time.  These blue green pumpkins still intrigue me with their color and lovely bumpy irregular form.  It took me awhile to post, so this painting is already dry and ready to ship if interested.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Due to the limitations 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, November 7, 2016

"Once Upon A Time" Art Journal




Another mixed media art journal I completed this fall as a gift.  The backgrounds are all hand painted using acrylics and stamping.  I had fun incorporating old family photos and working some of them into color pages.  Every time I create an art journal new ideas emerge, I'm exploring more outside the box and growing.  I need to incorporate this freedom into my oil paintings.  Why do I feel so restricted when painting in oils?  It's time to start experimenting and maybe start using acrylics and oils together.  Hmmmm, another road to explore.

(c) Deborah A. Kirkeeide


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Summer Art Journal



I love these mixed media journals and they are very addictive.  And it's not that I haven't been creative this summer, just haven't been oil painting.  I worked on this journal to get my grand daughter creating a journal of her own so we could spend time creating together.  I loved watching the ideas she came up with.  It was a great time, I learn so much each time I create a journal and they get better.  I just finished one as a gift and it's the best one so far, I will post it later.

(c) Deborah A. Kirkeeide

Friday, September 2, 2016

Heirloom Sunflowers


Click Here To Buy It Now - $100, oil on gessobord, 6x8 inches

I attended an art festival last fall and they were giving away all these wonderful annual seed packets, these are heirloom sunflowers named Autumn Beauty .  I love the ring of yellow around the dark center!  I wasn't sure about planting them as they were outside the comfortable standard yellow sunflowers normally planted but I'm sure glad I tried because they are beauties.  And well it's summer after all so I have to paint some flowers.

Due to the limitations 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