January 15, 2018

Rocky - Portrait of a Pug

Rocky | 8x8 Oil | ©2018 Deb Kirkeeide

Look at this sweet face! One of the gratifying aspects of painting pet portraits is knowing how very loved the subjects are.

Rocky passed on this year after living a long, happy life of 15 years. The painting was a gift commissioned by my cousin to give to his daughter, Sarah. Sarah and Rocky were a team and there was a solid relationship of love and companionship between them. 

I suppose in a way, Rocky was a distant cousin of mine. Rest In Peace Rocky! You are missed and remembered fondly!

December 26, 2017

Mystic Messenger - Raven Totem Art by Deb Kirkeeide

Mystic Messenger | 8x8 Oil | ©2017 Deb Kirkeeide

A symbol of Creation, Magic and Illumination, The Raven has played a role in many cultural legends throughout time. Among the the Haida and Tlingit peoples of the Pacific Northwest, Raven is revered as a hero and helper of human beings and is often reflected in the bird's prominent position in the totems of the Northwest. The raven is believed to have placed the sun, moon and stars in the sky.

Mystic Messenger is available here.

December 23, 2017

Merry, Merry!

In the Spirit of the Season

I Wish You All 

Much Love, Kindness and Joy.

May Your Days be Merry and Bright,

Now, and Throughout the Year!

~ Deb

December 13, 2017

Tree Whisperer - Original oil painting of Barred Owl

Tree Whisperer
8x6 Oil on panel 
©2017 Deb Kirkeeide

Since I only occasionally hear  the owls at night, I go to Lowry Nature Center in Waconia for their Raptors in The Yard program to  learn and observe. They care for several injured raptors that are unable to be released back into the wild and hold educational programs each month. 

I love the barred owl. She is always so calm and serene. Quietly watching those of us that gather round for a chance to learn more of her.


December 11, 2017

Winter Wisdom - Owl painting by Deb Kirkeeide

Winter Wisdom | 8x8 Oil | $550 framed | ©2017 Deb Kirkeeide

Winter carries wisdom to be discovered as we settle in to the still time of the year.
This beautiful owl reflects the cool, quiet colors of winter as it sits in the snowy aerie. 

This piece is floated in a simple natural finished 2 inch deep frame. Shown here in a grouping of simliar paintings.  (all are available)

December 10, 2017

Black Beauty | 6x6 Oil | $220 | ©2017 Deb Kirkeeide

This little one has me seriously thinking of how fun it might be to have a studio bunny! Well, maybe.
Someday. For now I'll be content with the wild bunnies that live under my deck.

But isn't this one cute? I love how she turned out.

(And no messes to clean up after )

November 28, 2017

"Doodle" - Dog Portrait by Deb Kirkeeide

Doodle  |  6x6 Oil |  Framed $300

 This guyis ready to play! Doodle is currently holding court at the Minnetonka Center For The Arts  - Art for the Holidays exhibition and sale. If you are in the area, please stop in for unique and delightful gifts of art this Holiday. 

If you are interested in this little one, please contact me and I will see what if it is still available. 

 Wouldn't this be fun in a baby's room?  (Suggested framing and display inspiration)


For your own dog (or pet) portrait,  
I am available for commissions and offer 
gift certificates for gift giving as well. 

Both are available with a small framed message 
so you can have something to wrap.
Please contact me for more information.