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




Friday, October 13, 2017

Fall Meadow


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

This is another plein air painting I finished a couple of weeks ago.  For some reason I was drawn to the five trees in the background and the wonderful grasses made it perfect.  The combination of horizontals with the vertical trees is very appealing.  I can almost see a step towards the abstract for me down the road and I never thought that possible, which I hope means I'm growing and expanding into new areas.

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 7, 2017

Fancy Top


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

Time for a new pumpkin painting or two and time to start playing with my acrylics.  I love all the fancy stuff on this stem.  There's a lot more color in the background than the photo shows, some deep blues and reds. 

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, September 30, 2017

Commissioned Painting


Sold - oil on gessobord, 6x6 inches

I was asked to paint the little snap shot below, someone's fond memory from their childhood.  The original photo was lost and all that was left was a small grainy print from the original.  What a lovely way to preserve a treasured family moment.  



If you are interested in a commissioned painting please contact me for more information.  
Email: debzbox@earthlink.net

(c) Deborah A. Kirkeeide

Friday, September 29, 2017

Gaggle Of Geese


Click Here to Buy It Now - $300, oil on gessobord, 6x6 inches

There's a trail close to our home where I ride my bike and a goose family raises chicks every spring.  One early morning this spring I knew the family would be there so I grabbed my camera to take photos and off I went on my bike.  The light was so great and the geese although wary of me, allowed me to get close enough for some good photos.  I love how the adult geese keep the chicks between them and always have a sharp eye out for any danger.  I can't imagine trying to keep tabs on 12 to 15 babies and right next to a busy street, yes the trail runs along a busy street.

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