Saturday, September 23, 2017

Tea Cups Waiting


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This is another in my tea cup challenge.  I want to do another using black gesso because I've been wanting to try it.  I love trying new things, keeps me inspired!

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, September 22, 2017

White Porch


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I was sitting on a little shaded patio surrounded by large trees and an arbor on one side painting this lovely old house.  This view shows just the back end of the home, the front has a huge porch with a turret on one end.  Hopefully I will be painting the turret someday.  It was a beautiful morning and the sunlight was perfect, I even had a friend to paint with.  What could be better!  Plein Air (painting outside) is a wonderful treat. 

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 16, 2017

Tea Cups And Lace


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This is the second painting in my tea cup series.  I added an old lace table cloth that belonged to my Mom.  I wonder if I will ever use this table cloth other than for still life set ups.

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, September 15, 2017

Tea Cup Stack


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I've started a little series on tea cups using the same two cups as a personal challenge.  So the idea is to play with different backgrounds, hopefully different techniques and different compositions.  Tea cups are so pretty and feminine but today they are just a sweet remembrance of the past, well at least in the home.  There are restaurants and fun places you can go for tea parties and I have thrown a tea party for my friends but tea cups don't hold up for everyday use.  They also don't travel well or hold enough but we still love em.  What is it about tea cups and tea parties we love so much?  Maybe just to capture a reminder of the past.  For those who love tea cups, I have a few more to post.

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

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Barn Reflections


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We have this great historic round barn right in my neighborhood which is now converted to a unique store selling handmade items, antiques and more.  This is another plein air painting, the day was partly sunny, the reflections in the pond were wonderful but the wind was a little rough.  I had to wait for the wind to die down to capture the reflection otherwise the ripples broke up the water to much.  Rock weights kept my palette paper, trash bag and paper towels from blowing away.  I did have to go running at least once for something that got away from me.  These are the things you deal with in order to be outdoors and it was worth it.

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

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tree Shadows


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More plein air painting.  I fell in love with the early morning light filtering through the yards and creating these great shadows on the street.  So I set up my easel across the street to capture the light not thinking that this shadow area would be a great spot for people to park.  I must have asked three or four people if they would move their vehicle so I could continue to paint.  Everyone was very nice and moved.  Finally a postal truck pulled up and parked in the shadow and I was thinking she was just delivering mail, no she was stopped for lunch.  Fortunately I was far enough along not to disturb the mail carrier's lunch.  The more I paint outdoors the more stories I will accumulate.

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 9, 2017

Antique Ride #2


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Love this antique car I found in Colorado so I had to paint it twice.  I always go for walks when visiting my brother in a small town in Colorado and I have happened across some great subjects to paint.  So far I've completed 5 paintings from photos on my walks there.  It's also a beautiful place to visit, maybe time for another trip.

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