Saturday, June 30, 2018

Serenity Garden


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

I was invited to paint in a friends garden, it was a beautiful day, the yard filled with lovely gardens and statues.  It's hard to capture the color of some flowers and the purple ones were gorgeous but difficult to render the correct color.  I came close and once I popped the background orange in, the painting came to life.

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, June 29, 2018

Once Upon a Time


Click Here To Buy It Now - $150, Acrylic on museum gessobord panel, 6x6 inches

This is another plein air painting done on site at an antique shop.  The shop had a yard out front and this little red wagon was sitting in a garden.  I loved the rust on the sides and it's fun thinking of all the children that played and took rides in the little red wagon once upon a time.

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, 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