Monday, August 17, 2015

Show Off


Click Here To Buy It Now - $50, oil on canvas panel, 6x8 inches

I believe this hen was more interested in food than showing off her beautiful speckled feathers.  In fact I doubt that she is even aware of her appearance but what do I know about the chicken world.  I am just imagining that she is strutting her stuff because she is a stand out in the hen house.  Does she attract more attention from the other hens or just from the humans?  It's just some idle pondering on my part.

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

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Shadow Hunters


Click Here To Buy It Now - $50, oil on gessobord, 6x6 inches

I had a call out on Facebook asking for the opportunity to photo chickens.  One kind friend set up a time for me to go photo chickens at her brothers home.  I learned a little about chickens and raising them; there are laying hens and meat chickens, these are hens.  I had no idea.  Most of the hens were very friendly until they realized I was not going to feed them but I did get some good photos before they ran to the shadows.

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


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Purple Cone Assembly


Click Here To Buy It Now - $100, oil on gessobord, 8x10 inches

I actually painted these Purple Cones before my last posted painting "Purple Cone Display".  It was a fun exercise and would look nice hanging next to "Purple Cone Display".

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





Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Purple Cone Display


Click Here To Buy It Now - $125, oil on gessobord, 8x10 inches

Purple Cone flowers are wonderful to paint because they last forever and have interesting shapes and sizes.  The older the flower the larger the center or cone becomes.  I have another cone painting that would look nice hanging with this one, I will post it soon.

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, August 7, 2015

Sidewalk Sunshine


Oil on gessobord, 8x10 inches

I'm excited to report that "Sidewalk Sunshine" was accepted in the 2015 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition which opens August 27th and continues through September 7th.  It's truly an honor to be accepted as they only choose a few hundred out of thousands, so I'm feeling honored.  If your in town check out the show and enjoy the Minnesota State Fair, it's an event! 

The painting will be for sale at the MN State Fair and if no one takes it home I will post it for sale on Daily Paintworks.  

(C) Deborah Ann Kirkeeide

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Possibilities


If you follow my blog I posted that I was exploring mixed media and had put my oils aside for awhile.  Here is a sample of a mixed media piece I completed in a mixed media class this past spring.  In order to grow as an artist I need to explore other creative options especially when inspiration is needed.  Mixed media for me is so freeing, there are no limitations, it's open to everything and I particularly love being able to include words or quotes.  I've been experimenting with acrylics, paper, markers, photos, stamps, inks and stencils.  The list continues to grow, so many possibilities!  Someday I may have some for sale, I'm thinking prints, another new avenue to explore.

I will continue to paint in oils (there's nothing like the beauty of oil paint), I may include some oil in my mixed media pieces someday following the fat on lean rule so you have no problems with paint falling off the painting surface.  And I have a few new oils to share soon, I just need to photo them.  Oh, and I just entered an oil painting in the MN State Fair; I should know by next week if it's accepted.  Keep your fingers crossed!